WTA to Raise Funds for Australia's Bushfire Crisis

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WTA to Raise Funds for Australia's Bushfire Crisis

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has also come forward to contribute to Tennis Australia's bushfire disaster relief efforts by making donations to support the Australian Red Cross, according to the WTA website.

The WTA has said it will donate $100 AUD* (for a maximum of 700 aces) for every ace served in singles and doubles at the Brisbane International, the ASB Classic in Auckland, Adelaide International and the Hobart International.

Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO, commented, "Australia has been an integral part of the WTA Tour for decades and our hearts go out to all the individuals, families and communities that have been affected by these devastating fires.

The Tour and its players support the relief efforts of Tennis Australia and the Australian Red Cross, and we will continue to work closely with these organizations on fundraising opportunities and harness the power of our sport to support those in need”.

WTA players will also be donating signed items to Tennis Australia that would be auctioned off to raise more funds for victims of the crisis. Several WTA players, including Ash Barty, Maria Sharapova, Sam Stosur, Ellen Perez, Storm Sanders, Simona Halep, Alize Cornet and Petra Kvitova amongst others, have already made their personal pledges for victims of the bushfires to raise funds for the same.

WTA players, including Serena Williams and Noami Osaka, will also be part of the AO Rally for Relief effort that will be held on January 15th by Tennis Australia along with several ATP players such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios.