Maria Sharapova put an autographed tennis racquet on auction to raise money for Doctors Without Borders, an association that provides lifesaving medical humanitarian care to less fortunate people around the world. “Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in conflict zones, after natural disasters, during epidemics, in long-term care settings, and more.
Our teams provide medical care for millions of patients every year in many different types of projects,” MSF claims. The auctioned racket is a signature edition Head Instinct Tennis Racket with Graphene 360 technology, a model launched at the start of 2019.
“The HEAD Instinct Tennis Racket, Maria Sharapova's signature companion, offers the benefit of effortless high performance and comfort to the advanced tournament player. The secret to the incredibly easy playability lies in the specially designed cross-section, which leads to more stability and a bigger sweet spot for effortless power.
The Graphene 360 technology provides greater stability and optimized energy transfer for more power, thus more ball speed,” is written on the item’s description. The auction takes place on 32auctions.com and starts on April 10th at 12:00 PM EDT.
The starting bid is $100 and the bidders can raise the price using $50 increments. This is one of the many good deeds made by Maria Sharapova since the coronavirus pandemic has started. The Russian former world number one donated sweets through Sugarpova, her candy business, supported her fans by holding a video conference with 150 fans and shared a phone number where she intends to talk with her fans.