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4th Annual All-Star Tennis Charity Event at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

4th Annual All-Star Tennis Charity Event at the Ritz-Carlton Key BiscayneTuesday, March 19, 2-6pm – The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Drive, Key Biscayne

The 2013 Sony Ericsson men’s and women’s winners return to The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne for my favorite charity event featuring the world’s top tennis players. On March 19th, 24 locals will have the opportunity to test their skills in a Round Robin qualifying tournament in which the winners earn a chance to play against and alongside the top  pros. Led by Grand Slam legend and Hall of Fame nominee Cliff Drysdale, along with Tennis Director Mark Chellas and ESPN tennis analyst Darren Cahill, who all share court time and commentary throughout the event and Round Robin. This year’s all-star lineup features Novak Djokovic, won six Grand Slam titles and ranked number 1 in the world; Andy Murray, currently number 3 tennis player, 2012 Men’s Single Olympic Gold Medalist and US Open Champion; Anna Ivanovich, former number 1 singles player in the world and winner of the French Open; and Ryan Harrison the 18-year old who is considered by many to be the next great American men’s tennis player. Guests will enjoy a Champagne reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, exhibition matches with the top stars from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., a pro Round Robin, a “King of the Court” challenge match pitting the pros against the amateur Round Robin winners and much more. Proceeds from the fourth annual All-Star Charity Tennis Event will support the Greater Miami Tennis and Education Foundation (GMTEF) that helps economically and socially challenged youth learn tennis and valuable life skills by participating in free, affordable GMTEF tennis and education programs throughout the school year, as well as during the summer. Have a little fun on the tennis courts with the pros while you make a positive impact on our community. Individual tickets start at $75. The action is open to the public by reservation and is limited. Tickets may be purchased by calling The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center at -305-365-4300 or contacting Mark Chellas at