Chanda Rubin of Lafayette, who has often been recognized for her community service, will be back on the tennis court for a charity on Dec. 8 for Advanta WTT Smash Hits at LSU’s Maravich Assembly Center.
Co-hosted by longtime friends Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King, the 17th annual Advanta WTT Smash Hits is a charity tennis event that raises funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Baton Rouge AIDS charities. Rubin joins an all-star field including Andy Roddick, Anna Kournikova, Lindsay Davenport, No. 18 Tommy Haas and world doubles No. 1 Liezel Huber.
Rubin has been ranked as high as No. 6 in the world in singles. She has won seven singles and 10 doubles titles during her WTA career, including the 1996 Australian Open doubles championship. Rubin has career singles wins over such elite players as Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Amelie Mauresmo and Serena Williams. She also represented the United States in the 1996 and 2004 Olympic Games.
Rubin has been lauded for her philanthropy throughout her career, having received the Arthur Ashe Leadership Award and Family Circle Player Who Makes A Difference award for her community service.