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Elton John and Billie Jean King bring tennis stars to Las Vegas for charity

Sir Elton John promises to play in the doubles match when he brings the Mylan World Team Tennis Smash Hits to Las Vegas in October.

Sir Elton John promises to play in the doubles match when he brings the Mylan World Team Tennis Smash Hits to Las Vegas in October.

(Rob Shanahan)

Tennis stars Andre Agassi, Stefanie Graf, Martina Navratilova and Andy Roddick plan to hit the courts in Las Vegas for charity, with the valet parking lot at Caesars Palace as the setting.

The four former No. 1 tennis players headline Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King’s Mylan World Team Tennis Smash Hits on Monday, Oct. 12.

The event, taking place on a specially constructed tennis court in the valet parking lot next to Caesars Palace Drive, benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Aid for AIDS of Nevada. John has his long-term residency “Million Dollar Piano” at Caesars Palace.

Before the tennis matches, head to a VIP reception and auction that includes an Elton John-signed piano bench and King’s Wimbledon tickets, among other items.

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The event smashes its way into Las Vegas for the first time since King and John founded it in 1993.

King and John serve as captains for two teams, each playing singles and doubles matches. John even plans to play in the doubles match. For the record, the series is tied 11-11 between Team Elton and Team Billie Jean, which won the 2014 event in London with a 22-16 victory.

Las Vegas local Agassi has participated in 13 Smash Hits events, and his wife Graf has played in three. Navratilova and Roddick make their 11th appearances each. More stars should be announced.

Tickets start at $45 for general admission seats and $125 for reserved chair back seats and go on sale on Thursday, July 23.

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Tickets: AXS, (888) 929-7849


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