United States  

Tennis stars raise money for Australia fire relief

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:06s - Published
Tennis stars raise money for Australia fire relief

Tennis stars raise money for Australia fire relief

Rally for Relief 2020 brought tennis legends together in aid during Australian bushfire crisis.

Ash Rowe reports.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Novac Djokovic were just a few of the tennis stars on the court at Melbourne Park Wednesday (January 15) to raise money for those affected by the Australian bushfires.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) RAFAEL NADAL SAYING: "Talking with Roger a couple of hours ago, we decided to give 250,000 Australian dollars to the burn fire relief together.

Hopefully, that keeps inspiring the people to support this terrible disaster that we were going through and help to recover all the things that we need." The Rally for Relief event comes as Australia experiences one of its worst fire seasons on record, causing loss of life and hundreds of millions of dollars of damage.

Smoke from the fires has caused disruption to the Australian Open qualifying and prompted criticism from some players about the conditions.

Tennis Australia says they will continue to monitor on-site data and consult with their medical team.

Celebrities and sports stars have been donating money to relief efforts throughout the tragedy.

Williams pledged the winnings from her first title victory in nearly three years at the Auckland Classic.




💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Serena Williams Serena Williams American tennis player

Serena Williams donating four million masks to students across the U.S. [Video]

Serena Williams donating four million masks to students across the U.S.

Tennis ace Serena Williams has contributed assistance to school students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, by donating over four million protective face masks.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 00:49Published

Back to school season amid COVID-19, Tropical Storm Elida, Serena Williams: 5 things to know Monday

First students return to campus during pandemic, Serena Williams heads back to the tennis court and more news to start your Monday.

USATODAY.com
Natalie Portman And Serena Williams Invest In LA Soccer Team [Video]

Natalie Portman And Serena Williams Invest In LA Soccer Team

Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian are part of a group that will own the newest soccer team in the U.S. According to CNN, Natalie Portman is also part of the majority woman founded group. The National Women's Soccer League announced that Los Angeles will be home to the franchise, The Angel City group. Portman said in a statement; "I am thrilled by the opportunity to partner with this incredible group of people".

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:32Published
Serena Williams helped Amy Schumer cope with postpartum problems [Video]

Serena Williams helped Amy Schumer cope with postpartum problems

Amy Schumer has credited advice from her friend Serena Williams with helping her overcome postpartum problems.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 00:53Published
Serena Williams On Tennis Court With Daughter [Video]

Serena Williams On Tennis Court With Daughter

Serena Williams, a 23-time grand slam champion, hit the tennis court with her daughter Olympia. Serena recently shared pictures of she and her 2-year old daughter, in matching purple outfits on Instagram. They are shown celebrating, sharing a high five and walking off court. Olympia leaves her racket for mom to pick up. The WTA Tour is scheduled to return in August, which will be followed by the US Open in late August.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:36Published

Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Spanish tennis player

Nadal to skip U.S. Open over COVID-19 concerns [Video]

Nadal to skip U.S. Open over COVID-19 concerns

Rafael Nadal confirms he will not defend his U.S. Open tennis crown this year becasue of health concerns in North America. The Spaniard is the highest profile men's player to withdraw from the event already scheduled to be played without spectators. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:17Published
My heart said no to U.S. Open defence, says Nadal [Video]

My heart said no to U.S. Open defence, says Nadal

Defending U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal says his decision to skip this year's grand slam was a personal decision made from the heart.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 05:50Published
Rafa Nadal Not Defending US Open Title [Video]

Rafa Nadal Not Defending US Open Title

(CNN) Citing the "complicated" nature of the world under the pandemic, Rafael Nadal has opted not to defend his US Open title later this month in Flushing Meadows, New York. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Nadal said: "I have decided not to play this year's US Open. 2 Nadal is a four-time US Open winner and has collected 19 grand slam singles titles, one behind Roger Federer, who will also miss the US Open with a knee injury.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:32Published
Nadal to skip U.S. Open due to COVID-19 concerns [Video]

Nadal to skip U.S. Open due to COVID-19 concerns

Rafa Nadal confirms he will not defend his U.S. Open crown this year at Flushing Meadows.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 05:17Published

Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Serbian tennis player

World number one Djokovic says will play at U.S. Open [Video]

World number one Djokovic says will play at U.S. Open

Novak Djokovic says he will compete at the U.S. Open and the Western & Southern Open as tennis continues its return.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 04:45Published
Ivanisevic latest to test positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Ivanisevic latest to test positive for COVID-19

Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic is the latest to announce he has tested positive for COVID-19 following the ill-fated Adria Tour organised by Novak Djokovic.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 03:24Published
Not surprising to see Djokovic test positive for COVID-19, says Murray [Video]

Not surprising to see Djokovic test positive for COVID-19, says Murray

Andy Murray criticises world number one Novak Djokovic for organising the Adria Tour exhibition tournament in the Balkan region after the Serbian and three other players tested positive for COVID-19.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 05:46Published
COVID backlash is worst scenario, says Djokovic's brother [Video]

COVID backlash is worst scenario, says Djokovic's brother

The debacle of the Adria Tour organised by world number one Novak Djokovic was the worst imaginable outcome as several participants tested positive for COVID-19 during and after the event.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 04:31Published

Australian Open Australian Open Australian Open Tennis Championships

ATP and WTA Tours announce August resumption [Video]

ATP and WTA Tours announce August resumption

The men's ATP Tour and women's WTA Tour issue revised calendars for the resumption of professional tennis after the shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Reuters - Sports    Duration: 04:49Published

You Might Like

Related news from verified sources

Ellen DeGeneres Announces $100,000 Donation to Australia Fire Relief Efforts With $5 Million Goal

Ellen DeGeneres is helping to raise money for Australia wildfire relief efforts. The 61-year-old...
Just Jared - Published

Serena Williams and Roger Federer to play in Australian bushfire charity match

Some of the world's top tennis stars, including Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer, are...
Mashable - Published


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Fire Truck Team Dodge Fallen Burnt Trees on Road to Batlow [Video]

Fire Truck Team Dodge Fallen Burnt Trees on Road to Batlow

Occurred on January 5, 2020 / Batlow, New South Wales, Australia Info from Licensor: "January the 5th, the morning after the fires had passed through Batlow, a strike team was travelling back to Batlow..

Credit: Viral Hog Content     Duration: 00:32Published
Heavy rains bring relief and flooding to Australia [Video]

Heavy rains bring relief and flooding to Australia

Australia’s fire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:32Published
Heavy Rains Bring Relief And Flooding To Australia [Video]

Heavy Rains Bring Relief And Flooding To Australia

Australia’s fire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday. The precipitation dampened some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares of land since September. The..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:32Published