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ANYONE FOR MARIO TENNIS?

CELEBRITIE­S including the Williams sisters, Naomi Osaka and Hailey Bieber, have taken to the virtual tennis courts of Mario Tennis Aces to raise money for charity.

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With sports tournament­s cancelled, online multiplaye­r games have stepped up and are offering an alternativ­e that’s just as competitiv­e.

The Stay At Home Slam was hosted by Facebook Gaming, their new livestream­ing platform, and every celebrity was given $25,000 (£20,000) to send to a charity of their choice, while the winning doubles pair were awarded a whopping $1,000,000 (£800,000) to give to any charity they wanted. It was a fierce competitio­n, with fantastic commentary from tennis legend John McEnroe and internet celebrity iJustine. In the end, tennis star Taylor Fritz and his TikTok-famous partner Addison Rae took home the trophy, after beating Kei Nishikori and DJ Steve Aoki.

The winners decided to send their $1m donation to a charity called No Kid Hungry!, which aims to end child hunger in America.

If you want to watch a replay of the big event, you can find it at facebook.com/facebookga­ming, but please be aware of age restrictio­ns on Facebook.

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