By Delinda Lombardo on
During the event, Sir Elton offered a lucky bidder the opportunity to pick his set list for the evening, and winning songs included “Tiny Dancer” and “Crocodile Rock.”
Guests in attendance included Brooklyn Decker, John Legend and his gal Chrissy Teigen among others, and according to guests “Andy was the first to stand up for ovations after Elton’s songs, and the last person to sit down.”
Proceeds from the event were given to Roddick’s foundation, so it seems only fair that a few days later, Roddick in turn lent his support to Elton John for the WTT Smash Hits charity event in Baton Rouge.
The WTT Smash Hits event raised more than $640,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Baton Rouge area AIDS charity, thanks to the incredible line-up of tennis stars involved.
Guests enjoyed some hard hitting tennis action compliments of Andy Roddick, Tommy Haas, Billie Jean King, Anna Kournikova, Serena Williams and others, in an event that has raised more than $9.6 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and local charities throughout the U.S.
Captained by longtime friends Billie Jean King and Sir Elton John, the Smash Hits players formed two teams and faced off in a modified World TeamTennis match, but before the action, players took to the stage to raise more than $120,000 via a live auction.
Items sold included a pair of tennis lessons with Roddick for $12,000 each; Anna Kournikova and Serena Williams helped add $12,000 to the total by auctioning off a Super Bowl package to a room full of Saints fans; and the top auction item of the night was two Wimbledon packages featuring Billie Jean King’s personal Center Court tickets which went for $20,000 each.
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