By: TUDN AND EFE
The players Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Naomi Osaka will participate in the tournament virtual tennis ‘Stay at Home Slam’ on behalf of those affected by the pandemic coronavirus.
The tournament will be held Sunday and will feature the best tennis players in the team with celebrities who play Mario Tennis Aces. The virtual event will be transmitted to a live audience.
It is another attempt to keep tennis in the public eye in a time that the pandemic of the COVID-19 has suspended its activity until at least the 13th of July.
Williams will play with the supermodel Gigi Hadidwhile Osaka will be associated with the model and television personality Hailey Bieber, Sharapova with the model Karlie Kloss and Kei Nishikori will join the DJ and producer Steve Aoki.
While the Wimbledon finalist 2018, the south african Kevin Anderson, will partner the field marshal of the The Titans of Tennessee, Ryan Tannehill.
The competitors will play everyone from their homes by an award of 25 thousand dollars that each of them will donate to the charity of their choice and the winning team will receive a million dollars extra that you will also need to be donated.
Viewers will be able to see the avatars playing along with live feeds of the athletes in their homes.
This will be the second tournament video game with professional ATP and WTA in a week. Meanwhile the tennis, like other sports, it seeks to find the formula that will allow them to return as soon as possible to the real racing.