Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi at Roland Garros
Saturday 6 June 2009 promises to be a day of pure fun and excitement! The morning will be devoted to children. 16 budding champions of various nationalities will have the enormous honour of playing against Andre and Stefanie on the red sand of Roland Garros. The young players will be selected from countries ranging from France, Switzerland, Germany and Spain to China, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia and Poland. Two will be chosen from the USA, namely from the Andre Agassi Foundation. The event will comprise eight matches featuring Andre Agassi against one child and Stefanie Graf against a different child.
Two Smash Corners will be installed to mark the occasion, one within the grounds of Roland Garros and the other in front of the Paris Town Hall. The idea of the Smash Corners is for the public to test their tennis skills by measuring the speed of their service. By paying 2 Euros each person will be allowed 3 attempts and will go home with a certificate to show their performance. Longines will donate the money collected at the Smash Corners to the two former champions' harities, namely the Andre Agassi Foundation and Children for Tomorrow.
02:30min edited + Rough Cut
6th June 2009
until 31st December 2009
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