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Brazil: Star from Brazil's slums plays beach tennis

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
February 20, 2014 at 19:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Brazil: Star from Brazil's slums plays beach tennis

Tennis star Natalia Costa opened up her world Thursday at her home in the slum of Cantagalo in Rio de Janeiro. Costa went on to show her skills in beach tennis. The 24 year old was recently offered a place at an exclusive tennis club in Ipanema, where she has shone.

Costa explained that growing up in a slums was integral to her success as it made her more relaxed on the tennis court. She is renowned for her outgoing characteristics and celebratory dance when she wins, disturbing the usual manner and etiquette of tennis.

She has recently won women's doubles beach tennis tournaments in Belo Horizonte and Aruba.

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Brazil: Star from Brazil's slums plays beach tennis

Tennis star Natalia Costa opened up her world Thursday at her home in the slum of Cantagalo in Rio de Janeiro. Costa went on to show her skills in beach tennis. The 24 year old was recently offered a place at an exclusive tennis club in Ipanema, where she has shone.

Costa explained that growing up in a slums was integral to her success as it made her more relaxed on the tennis court. She is renowned for her outgoing characteristics and celebratory dance when she wins, disturbing the usual manner and etiquette of tennis.

She has recently won women's doubles beach tennis tournaments in Belo Horizonte and Aruba.

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