Tennis star Daniela Hantuchova poses nude for ESPN mag

London, July 12 (ANI): Daniela Hantuchova is among 27-world-class athletes to have dared to bare it all for ESPN's fourth annual 'The Body Issue'.

In the photo the 29-yerar-old Slovakian tennis star is seen in (almost) all of her glory, except for a strategically placed arm to cover her chest.

She joins the likes of New England Patriots hunk Rob Gronkowski, 23, and New York Knicks' Tyson Chandler, who couldn't stop praising his own physique.

Speaking to the magazine, Hantuchova - known for the statuesque physique - revealed that she struggles to put on muscle - despite regularly working out.

" In my sport, I'm not the most physical girl out there. I can work really hard lifting weights, and I do, but it just doesn't show that much," the Daily Mail quoted her as telling the publication.

But she added that she was lucky enough to be able to eat without thinking about calories.

"I'm really lucky that I can eat pretty much anything and I don't know where it goes. I burn a lot because I work so much on the court, but I don't watch calories," she said.

Gronkowski revealed that he has always grown up around fitness.

"My father was in the fitness equipment business, so our basement was always a weight room," Gronkowski said.

While talking about how he honed his running skills, he said that once he got used to his tall frame he became more coordinated.

"I wasn't very coordinated as a kid. My running was sloppy because I got tall quickly. But once I got used to my body, I became more coordinated. My running is all cleaned up now," he said.

the New York Knick's centre, Tyson Chandler, felt that 'The Body Issue' was a chance for him to let the 'average person' take 'a good look at athletes' bodies and why we are able to do the things we do.'

"I think a lot of people are curious about it. I wanted people to look at my body and see why I'm able to do the things I do on the court," he said.

"Also, it's a very artistic shoot, and seeing that in past issues made me want to do it," he said.

The 29-year-old Chandler said that he was particularly proud of his body, claiming to be very well proportioned.

"I'm tall with broad shoulders,' said Chandler to ESPN in an interview prior to the launch of the edition," he said.

"And my waist is small. I'm into fashion, So I like the way clothes lay on me.

"I'm pretty much a normal person's size, just stretched out," he added.

Described by ESPN as a chance "to unapologetically stand in awe of the athletes who've pushed their physiques to profound frontiers," this year's edition says editor in chief, Chad Millman contains athletes who "just recently popped." (ANI)