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Gigi Hadid on Training For Virtual Tennis With Serena Williams: "I Cannot Lose Our Friendship Over Sucking"

Like many of us stuck at home, Gigi Hadid is getting into gaming — she's particularly a fan of playing Super Mario games on her Nintendo Switch. But unlike most of us, Hadid is taking her talents to a virtual charity tennis competition, with close friend and tennis pro Serena Williams as her doubles partner. During last night's appearance on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show: At Home, the model, who also confirmed her exciting pregnancy news, revealed how she's been prepping for the tournament.

"I've been practicing a lot because if anyone's more competitive than me, it's Serena, and I cannot lose our friendship over sucking," Hadid said. And while practicing her swings, the model admitted that she was training so hard that she pulled her entire arm. "The next day I couldn't lift my arm . . . I couldn't do anything," she added.

You can check out Hadid and Williams's Mario Tennis Aces tournament via Facebook Live on May 3. They'll be kicking off the star-studded competition with other model and tennis champion duos including Hailey Bieber and Naomi Osaka and Karlie Kloss and Maria Sharapova. While every player will receive a $25,000 prize to donate to a charity of their choice, the winner will collect $1 million for their charity. Watch Hadid hilariously brainstorm which Mario characters she and Williams will be playing above.

TIME WARNER CENTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/04/25: Gigi Hadid, Serena Williams and Bella Hadid attend premiere HBO documentary Being Serena at Time Warner Center. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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