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Elton John's Team Wins Annual Charity Tennis Match, More than $700,000 Raised

Image courtesy of Courtesy World Team Tennis (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtesy World Team Tennis (via ABC News Radio)

In the end, Team Elton was triumphant at the 21st annual edition of Smash Hits, Elton John 's charity all-star tennis tournament, which raises money for his AIDS Foundation.

The event took place in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.  John's team, which included Andy Roddick , Venus Williams , Robert Kendrick and Vicky Duval , beat the team captained by tennis legend Billie Jean King , a dear friend of Elton's and his co-host at the annual event.  The two teams had been tied 10-10 over the two-decade history of the event; Sunday's event made it 11-10 in the pop-rock legend's favor.

The teams faced off in multiple singles and doubles matches, including a Battle of the Sexes won by Elton and Roddick against Williams and Marion Bartoli .  John's team eventually won 24-18.

The match raised more than 700 thousand bucks, which will be split between the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida.

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