AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
Tennis World Unites At Rally For Bally
The Queen's Club, London, England
by ATP Staff|
Andy Murray, Jamie Murray and Ross Hutchins took part in a 'Rally for Bally' charity fundraiser at the Aegon Championships on Sunday in memory of the former British player Elena Baltacha, who died from liver cancer, aged 30, on 4 May.
The Murray brothers and Hutchins, the tournament director of the Aegon Championships, were joined on centre court at The Queen’s Club by WTA players Victoria Azarenka, Martina Hingis, Heather Watson and Laura Robson. Team Ross – consisting of Hutchins, Azarenka and Watson – beat Team Andy – consisting of the Murrays and Hingis – in a first-to-nine-game set.
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At the Aegon International, venue of the ATP World Tour 250 grass-court tournament in Eastbourne, Greg Rusedski and Petra Kvitova played Colin Fleming and Agnieszka Radwanska in an exhibition match. Tim Henman, Martina Navratilova and Anne Keothavong took part in another fundraiser at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, the venue of a WTA grass-court tournament.
All proceeds from 'Rally For Bally' events throughout Great Britain will be split equally between the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Elena Baltacha Foundation, the charity attached to the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis.
Hutchins was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in December 2012. He was given the all-clear seven months later and played his first match in 15 months on the ATP World Tour on 1 January 2014.