It doesn’t happen much out of Grand Slams, but in Rome on Monday an ATP player practiced with a WTA player. In this pairing, for a few minutes Maria Sharapova got a taste of what it’s like to hit with the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal.
During their brief hit, Sharapova cracked a backhand crosser which forced a Nadal error off the forehand. So Maria won the point!
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) May 14, 2018
Thanks Maria! It’s been a pleasure hitting with the you a few balls 👍🏻😊👏🏻
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) May 14, 2018
Sharapova is on court today in Rome. Nadal will play Wednesday.
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