Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hit for Haiti raises $400,000

The spontaneously organized Hit for Haiti, an exhibition held yesterday in Melbourne to raise money for Haitian earthquake victims, has brought in around $400,000 The pre-Australian Open event featured two teams, including participation by three Sony Ericsson WTA Tour players--Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters and Samantha Stosur.

Tickets went for $10 a person, and many additional contributions were made. Maria Sharapova donated $10,000.

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