WTT Smash Hits

Maria took part in the WTT Smash Hits at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

World Team Tennis Smash Hits presented by Citi is an all-star charity tennis event co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King. The one-night event benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).

Maria was joined by Mardy Fish, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Liezel Huber, Mark Philippoussis, Taylor Johnson and Andy Roddick who were split into two teams coached by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King in a WTT match.

In her first match which didn’t count towards the overall score, Maria teamed up with Andy Roddick and they defeated Elton John and Martina Navratilova 3-1.

For Team Billie Jean, Maria played doubles with 16-year-old Taylor Johnson and they lost 2-5 to Huber and Navratilova. In mixed doubles, Maria teamed up with McEnroe and they defeated Navratilova and Roddick 5-3.

Team Elton defeated Team Billie Jean 19-14 to move ahead 13-11 in overall WTT Smash Hits series.

The night raised $600,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

*Celeb set – Andy Roddick/Maria Sharapova def. Sir Elton John/3-1 (*does not count towards overall score)

Women’s Doubles: Martina Navratilova / Liezel Huber (Team Elton) def. Maria Sharapova / Taylor Johnson (Team Billie Jean) 5-2
Men’s Doubles: Andy Roddick / Mardy Fish (Team Elton) def. Mark Philippoussis / John McEnroe (Team Billie Jean) 5-3
Men’s singles: Andy Roddick (Team Elton) def. Mark Philippoussis (Team Billie Jean) 5-3
Mixed Doubles:  John McEnroe/Maria Sharapova (Team Billie Jean) def. Andy Roddick / Martina Navratilova (Team Elton) 5-3
Extended Play:  John McEnroe/Maria Sharapova (Team Billie Jean) tied Andy Roddick / Martina Navratilova (Team Elton) 1-1