After becoming second place to the Wimbledon tournament for a few weeks, it's no surprise Maria Francisca Perello looked delighted to be cuddling up to Rafael Nadal on a Spanish beach.
And in a teeny bikini it's safe to say the tennis star's girlfriend is no longer staying out of the limelight.
Ball control: Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal larks around with a friend while girlfriend Maria shows off her bikini body on holiday in Majorca
Showing off her toned, athletic figure Maria - known as Xisca to her friends - frolicked in the surf with the 22-year-old Wimbledon champion and enjoyed the summer sunshine.
The pair are taking time out with friends and enjoying the good weather in Mallorca after suffering drizzly Britain as Nadal battled to be number one.
Jumping for joy: Nadal enjoys time away from the courts and takes a dip in the sea
Nadal, who beat five-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer earlier this week, reportedly does not like his girlfriend to be present during matches for fear of distraction.
The couple have apparently been an item for three years, but eager to stay out of the public eye, they only let it be known two years ago when Xisca turned 18.
Described by friends as an 'intelligent girl from a good family', the Spanish vixen is currently studying business in Marjorca.
Watching Nadal show off his diving skills and then snuggling up to him in the surf, it looks like their romance is still going strong.
And with pictures like these it is unlikely Xisca will be able to stay anonymous for much longer.
Here's looking at you: Maria admires her boyfriend's form as they take a dip in the Spanish sun
Protective: Rafa keeps a watchful eye on Maria as the waters become a little choppier
Wimbledon champion girlfriend Maria shows off her bikini body
Luffy | Wednesday, July 09, 2008 | 1comments