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Kate Middleton tells Novak Djokovic her tennis game needs improvement

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, told 2014 Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic her tennis game needs work in a video posted to the Wimbledon Twitter account.

Kate Middleton tells 2014 Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic her tennis game is rusty
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Middleton made the remarks while congratulating Djokovic for his epic five-set win against Roger Federer (see video above). Kate and her husband, Prince William, praised Djokovic for an excellent game.

Djokovic then said to Kate, "I know you play tennis, right?" Middleton then bashfully replied, "I'm very keen [to play], but I'm slightly out of practice since having George."

Novak said he had heard that Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton, is good at tennis, to which Middleton replied, "She is."

Kate Lost 29 Lbs Just Five Weeks After Childbirth

Middleton has been an athlete all her life, and made headlines after losing 29 pounds just five weeks after giving birth to son George in June 2013.

Middleton's longtime friend and former college rowing partner Emma Sayle said the duchess gained only 29 pounds and worked out and ate healthy during her pregnancy.

"Kate stayed super-fit by running and hitting the gym," Sayle told Life & Style. "That helps in bouncing back. Kate loves exercise and did lots of swimming and Pilates while pregnant. It’s really helped her lose weight.”

The duchess, a former high-school and college athlete, is a longtime fitness fanatic who worked out an hour a day and followed a portion-controlled low-carb diet before getting pregnant.

Sources who have known Kate for years said she has always been careful to never overeat, and became even more disciplined about her diet after marrying Prince William. "She’s quite figure-conscious and she’s very aware that the camera adds a good 10 pounds," said a source. "She is tiny, with no hips."

The entire Middleton clan is athletic. Pippa recently completed a 3,000-mile bike race across America for charity. In 2012, Pippa and James completed a seven-hour cross-country ski marathon in Sweden (also for charity).

For the Race Across America, Pippa's team cycled 3,000 miles across 12 states in eight days, she wrote on her sponsorship page. The race kicked off June 14 in San Diego and ended in Annapolis, Md., June 21.

In 2011, Pippa completed a 50-mile duathlon in the Scottish Highlands, for which she ran 20 miles and cycled another 30 miles. On July 20, Pippa will participate in the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Race, a 6.5 km swim crossing two continents (Europe to Asia) to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

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