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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