Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hit for Haiti

On the eve of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, some of the world's top tennis players joined together for "Hit for Haiti," an exhibition to raise money for the victims of the Haitian earthquake.

It was the brain child of world. no 1 Roger Federer who organized the the last-minute event and spoke to other players to participate. The mixed-doubles event took place at Rod Laver Arena with tickets costing $10 and all proceeds going to relief efforts.

The Red Team containing Federer, Serena Williams, Lleyton Hewitt, and Samathan Stosur won 7-6 against the Blue Team of Rafael Nadal, Kim Clijsters, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Roddick. They put on quite a show for fans who were there or watching in the live stream kindly provided by the Australian Open.

It was just really nice to see these top players relaxed and have fun for a worthy cause. Some highlights include Djokovic showing off his ass whenever he could, Federer grunting in inhuman and hilarious ways, Williams and Clijsters ganging up on Djokovic, and so much more. See some of the highlights here.

In the end, they raised about $185,000. You can make donations online with Partners in Health or Red Cross.

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