The field is set for Mylan WTT Smash Hits presented by Walgreens and AmerisourceBergen, which is benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Martina Hingis, Heather Watson and Jamie Murray joining a lineup that also includes Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Kim Clijsters, Sabine Lisicki and Tim Henman. The event, is co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King, will be held on Sunday, December 7 during the final session of the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall.
The players will form two teams, coached and selected by King and John, and will play a Mylan World TeamTennis match. The one-night event will be held during the final session of the IMG-owned and staged Statoil Masters Tennis tournament.
Hingis, a former world No. 1 in singles and doubles, is playing in only her second Mylan WTT Smash Hits event but she is very familiar and successful in the WTT format. Hingis is a member of the Washington Kastles, the Mylan World TeamTennis professional team based in Washington, D.C., and was named the League MVP in 2012 and 2013. She also led the Kastles to their fourth consecutive Mylan WTT title this past summer, earning Finals MVP honors.
This will be the first Smash Hits appearance for Rusedski and Britain’s top-ranked woman Watson. Currently ranked world No. 50, Watson has won one WTA singles title and three Tour level doubles crowns. Rusedski, who reached a career high ranking of No. 4 in singles, won 15 ATP singles titles and was runner-up at the 1997 US Open.
Since 1993, Mylan WTT Smash Hits has raised more than $12 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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