Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams and actress Elsa Pataky will square off with a number of other celebrities in various challenges on Mutua Madrid Open Charity Day, which takes place on Friday 1 May at 17:00 on the Centre Court – Manolo Santana Stadium in the Caja Mágica.
Everyone will be doing their bit to contribute to this charity initiative to raise money for the players’ foundations. The Novak Djokovic foundation, which works with handicapped children, the Serena Williams Foundation, which offers aid to families and provides an education to young people who do not have access to one, and the Fundación Fero for cancer research, for which Elsa Pataky is the ambassador. The Fundación Mutua Madrileña will be demonstrating its generosity by contributing to the causes of the other three foundations.
Mutua Madrid Open Director Manolo Santana was very positive about the participation of Serena and Djokovic. “It is extremely important for us that the world number ones have taken on such a special role in the tournament. Their commitment shows a charitable side that people are not aware of and I’m convinced that people will really enjoy it, because they are going to give us a lot to laugh about”.
This year Elsa Pataky tops the list of famous faces, the rest of whom will be revealed in the coming days.
Tickets to Charity Day can be purchased at here or by telephone on 902183842, starting at 7 euros, and all money raised will go to the foundations mentioned above.