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A ''Smash Hits'' Update

Written by Chief Editor.

As revealed previously, the next Smash Hits benefit is to be held on November 17 in Florida.

John Isner, Marion Bartoli and rising U.S. stars Vicky Duval and Taylor Townsend have been added to the lineup.  They join a field that also includes former world No. 1s Andy Roddick and Venus Williams

The annual charity event is co-hosted by Elton and Billie Jean King and will be held at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.  Robert and Tricia Earl are the local hosts.

Over the past two decades, Mylan WTT Smash Hits has raised more than $11.5 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and various local AIDS charities.  This year’s 21st annual event will benefit Elton's organisation and the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida.  A portion of the funds raised at the pre-match VIP Reception and Auction will be specifically targeted for local programs.

The event will feature a Mylan WTT match with two teams captained by King and John.  Tennis action is set for 6 p.m., with the pre-match VIP Reception and Auction kicking off at 4:30 p.m.