A combined 50 Grand Slam titles will be on court when next week’s Hit for Haiti 2, set for the Indian Wells Masters, ramps up its fund-raising potential with a women’s exhibition featuring Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Justine Henin and Lindsay Davenport.
The elite four will be added to a men’s mix which is to include Roger Federer and Pete Sampras playing Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi.
The charity event for earthquake victims will duplicate the successful effort organized the day before the start of the Australian Open by Federer, with the California edition set for March 12.
The tournament, now owned by software billionaire Larry Ellision, will channel an expected minimum one million dollars in donations to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development fund.
The charity hit will be broadcast live around the world and streamed on the internet, with television firms donating productions costs and satellite time, tournament officials said.