Elena Dementieva and Serena Williams played an exhibition match at the PNC Tennis Classic organized by Pam Shriver. They were able to raised $150,000 for the Baltimore Community Foundation.
Early in the the first set of the 23rd PNC Tennis Classic last night, the sport’s megastar, Serena Williams, had a ball bounce off her head from a ricochet off the baseline wall. The world’s No.1 player flashed a smile after briefly feigning dizziness, and the fans laughed with her.
It was that kind of night at 1st Mariner Arena, with Williams and her opponent, Elena Dementieva, putting on a polite exhibition for an adoring crowd that welcomed the opportunity to be in the presence of a superstar while at the same time contributing to a worthy cause.
“We’re here to have fun,” Williams said before the match. “We’re not going to take it Grand Slam final serious, but at the same time, we want to give the people a great show.”
Judging by the loud response from the crowd throughout the evening, Williams gave the people exactly that, despite losing the match, 6-4, 6-4.
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