Movie beauty Kirsten Dunst had to learn how to run again on the set of upcoming romantic comedy WIMBLEDON - to convince audiences she's a tennis champion.

The Spiderman actress was tutored by former tennis star Pat Cash, and soon found her old running style simply wouldn't do.

The 21-year-old says, "Pat was always saying, 'Run like a panther', because at first I ran across the court like a fairy.

"By the end of it, though, I was whacking the stuffing out of the ball. It was funny."

29/02/2004 14:11