Famous French DJ Bob Sinclar was the special guest at “Children’s Day at Roland Garros” on Saturday 21 May. For over two hours, the court Philippe Chatrier turned into a giant “musical creation” of tennis matches!

Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Arnaud Clément, Arevane Rezai, Amélie Mauresmo, special guest Teddy Riner and many more, joined forces to entertain thousands of families and children.

Bob Sinclar, a tennis aficionada, also showed off his skills opposite Michaël Llodra and Novak Djokovic.

Proceeds of the event will go to Yannick Noah’s “Fête le Mur” and “Tennis en liberté”, led by Isabelle Demongeot.

Bob Sinclar

Bob Sinclar

Bob Sinclar

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Maria Sharapova donates $250,000 dollars to the United Nations Development Program to fund sports and physical activities for youth in the area affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Maria Sharapova  donates $250,000 dollars to the United Nations Development

More infos and videos on the United Nations Development Program website.

Lotto-endorsed tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, Indian and Pakistani respectively, have decided to join forces as a doubles team at Wimbledon to help promote peace.

Stop war, start tennis

The two players, along with Peace and Sport, the Monaco-based and neutral international organisation that works towards bringing together divided communities worldwide by encouraging dialogue and reconciliation through sport, have decided to team up at the prestigious sporting event in order to help maintain and promote peace in their neighbouring countries.

Together with their technical supplier, Lotto Sport Italia, Bopanna and Qureshi have decided to promote this initiative by designing specially made t-shirts and sweatshirts bearing the slogan: ‘Stop War! Start Tennis!’ The t-shirt will be worn during training sessions, whilst the sweatshirt will be used when entering the court before play.

Rohan, currently ranked 54th doubles player in the world, and Aisam, 46th, have been friends for over ten years and have teamed up successfully for the last three years. Their respective countries have lived in a situation of unease and tension over the region of Kashmir since independence from the British Empire in 1947. Peace and Sport aims to emphasise how much sport unites, as highlighted by the two players’ partnership.

The two tennis stars took the initiative to promote peace through sport after having noticed that communities from both countries forget hostility when they support them in international competitions. Indeed, during the first ATP tournament in Mumbai in 2007, Pakistani flags were waved inside the stadium during the final.

Nike: Save more than break points, Serena Williams

Join Nike and Serena Williams in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Show your support by lacing up or wearing a limited edition Save More than Break Points tee* – 100% of profits go to the Global Fund. To learn more check out (RED).
*Tees only available in UK at Niketown London, Covent Garden and online Nikestore

Play Tennis with Chris Evert & Win 2 VIP Tickets 2010 Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic:
• Play side by side with Chris Evert and other celebrities with 1 playing position in the tennis Pro-Am on Friday, November 5
• 2 Platinum Box seats for Saturday, November 6th & Sunday, November 7th
• 2 Invitations to the Champions Cocktail Reception on Friday,November 5th
• 2 Invitations to the Gala Dinner Dance on Saturday evening on Saturday, November 6th
• A 3 day/2 night hotel stay at the Wyndham Hotel in Boca Raton

Chris Evert charity
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