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Fritz wins star-studded online tennis tournament

US Tennis star Taylor Fritz has won a celeb-heavy online tournament to earn $1m (£800,000) for hungry children.

Fritz, ranked 24th in the men’s world rankings, and social media star Addison Rae beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori and DJ Steve Aoki to win the ‘Stay at Home Slam’, where players and celebrities faced off on a Nintendo tennis game while isolating.

Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and Naomi Osaka were among the other tennis stars taking part from their homes, along with models Gigi Hadid and Hailey Beiber, while John McEnroe provided commentary. The showdown was streamed via Facebook.

“I was more nervous there than in any of my real matches,” Fritz told the ATP Tour site. “This was so much fun. Addison absolutely carried the team.”

Fritz and Rae will donate their prize money to “No Kid Hungry”, which fights child hunger in the US. All participants in the one-day event received $25,000 for a charity of their choice.

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