Serena Williams, NFL players to compete in a virtual tennis charity event

Tennis stars Serena Williams , Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka plus NFL players DeAndre Hopkins and Ryan Tannehill are among the celebrities who will participate in a virtual charity tennis tournament.

The "Stay at Home Slam" will be streamed Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on Facebook Gaming and on the tennis Facebook page of the company coordinating the tournament, IMG.

Teams of two people will compete using the Mario Tennis Aces game on Nintendo Switch.

A cada equipo se le asignarán $ 25,000 para donar de una organización benéfica de su elección, and el dúo del campeonato recibirá otros $ 1 millón para la caridad.

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Leo Olebe, the global director of games partnerships for Facebook Gaming, said, according to Deadline.com, "Gaming's superpower has always been bringing people together and right now that's the case more than ever. Blending that superpower with pro athletes and epic entertainment to raise money for COVID-19 relief and research efforts is a natural fit that we're proud to be a part of."

The competing teams will be:

Serena Williams and model Gigi hadid

Naomi Osaka and model Hailey Bieber

Venus Williams and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins

Maria Sharapova and model Karlie Kloss

Kei Nishikori and DJ Steve Aoki

Madison Keys and musician Seal

Taylor Fritz and TikTok personality Addison Rae

Kevin Anderson and Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill

The commentary team will be the International Tennis Hall of Fame. John McEnroe and YouTube personality Justine "iJustine" Ezarik.

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