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Melania Trump breaks ground on new White House tennis pavilion

Stefani Reynolds

It’ll soon be game, set, match at the White House — with Melania Trump breaking ground on a new tennis pavilion.

The new space will serve as “a private gathering place for first families to relax and unwind,” the first lady’s press office said in a Tuesday announcement.

{mosads}Trump was seen in a photo provided by the White House smiling as she held a shovel as part of a groundbreaking ceremony on the South Lawn.

 

The pavilion will be funded by private donations, according to the White House, and is “fueled by [Melania Trump’s] respect for classical architecture.”

“Architectural inspiration for the pavilion is drawn from the White House,” Trump said in a statement, “with the end goal of the new structure on the south lawn complementing and contributing to the People’s house.”

According to the E! network, tennis has long been one of the 49-year-old former model’s favorite sports to play.

In a 2011 Facebook post before her husband entered the political world, Trump wrote that she was en route to watch the U.S. Open.

No word on how long the tennis pavilion on the White House grounds will take to construct.

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