Serena Williams To Play Charity Mario Tennis Tournament On FaceBook

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All-time tennis legend Serena Williams joins a live-streamed Mario Tennis Aces Doubles tournament for charity. 23 times Grand Slam has partnered with American Fashion Model Gigi Hadid in the Goodwill event.

Serena among Maria Sharapova & Karlie Kloss, Venus Williams & Deandre Hopkins, Naomi Osaka & Hailey Bieber, Kei Nishikori & Steve Aoki, Madison Keys & Seal, Taylor Fritz & Addison Rae, and Kevin Anderson & Ryan Tannehill to compete in Mario Tennis Open. 

ESports has grown rapidly in recent years. It gives an opportunity for athletes to engage with their fans on these challenging days.

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“Stay At Home Slam” 

Serena Williams joins Mario Tennis Open
Mario Tennis Image Credits: Bago Games

A charity tournament is named “Stay at Home Slam,” and also the social media giant, Facebook Gaming will stream the event from on Sunday, May 3 at 4 PM ET.

In this virtual event, the athletes and their celebrity partners will compete as game characters. It will be played on the Nintendo Switch version, players can gain energy by performing trick shots and they can use ice rackets, shell rackets, or flame rackets.

In addition, The winners of the competition will receive $1m (£801,000) to donate to the charity of their choice. The other competitors will be given $25,000 each to donate to charity.

The full lineup of players includes:

  • Serena Williams & Gigi Hadid(American Fashion Model)

Serena Williams and Gigi Hadid(Right of Serena)

  • Naomi Osaka & Hailey Bieber(American model and television personality)

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  • Venus Williams & Deandre Hopkins(American football wide receiver)
  • Kei Nishikori & Steve Aoki(American entertainer)
  • Madison Keys & Seal(British musician)
  • Taylor Fritz & Addison Rae(American social media personality)

Read More: Serena Williams- ”I feel honored to be on the same tour with him”

Earlier, The Premier League, Formula 1, and the National Basketball Association(NBA) have all hosted esports competitions.


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