The retired French player was passionate about organising the event and will donate all proceeds to the Curie Institute, a cancer research centre in Paris. As part of the event, celebrities will team up with ex-players to form unusual doubles pairings and go head-to-head in the light-hearted atmosphere of the Centre Court. “Each of us will be hooked up to a inmicrophone so I think we’re going to have a lot of fun”, Mauresmo explained on Sunday afternoon during the final draw for the tournament.
With explosive characters such as Yannick Noah, Henri Leconte and Jean-Pierre Papin taking part, it is sure to be a lively evening. The action gets underway at 7.15pm, with Michèle Laroque and Amélie Mauresmo taking on Yannick Noah and Jean-Pierre Papin.
Amélie Mauresmo – Michèle Laroque
Marie Pierce – Kad Mérad
Yannick Noah – Jean-Pierre Papin
Henri Leconte – Bob Sinclar
Fabrice Santoro – Michel Boujenah
Mansour Bahrami – Pascal Elbé
Winner of Pool A versus winner of Pool B