With several players heading to Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Open which begins next week, several current and former players took part in some fun activities at the Riviera Tennis Classic. John McEnroe, who will be commentating on the event for television, took the opportunity to play some fun mixed doubles for practice.
The American legend teamed up with American teen Amanda Anisimova and they played former French Open champion Michael Chang and former World No. 1 Naomi Osaka. Russia's Maria Sharapova, who retired from the game last month, took some time for a cooking showdown where she partnered with John McEnroe against Amanda Anisimova and Michael Chang.
Here are some pictures and videos from the event courtesy the Twitter account of Outside the Ball (@outside_theball)
Things get cookin’ for Maria Sharapova, John McEnroe, Amanda Anisimova & Michael Chang!
Serve on, serve off!
If you couldn’t tell by the grin on @MariaSharapova’s face, her & John McEnroe won the cookoff!
A little cooking showdown hosted by @RichardBlais 🎾🍴💪🏼
Team @AnisimovaAmanda & Michael Chang vs @MariaSharapova & John McEnroe pic.twitter.com/2oawD9V8PS — Outside the Ball (@outside_theball) March 7, 2020
Cheers to @MariaSharapova who treated herself to a drink & gluten after retirement!