The Madrid Open Virtual Pro PlayStation tournament comes to a close on Thursday, but it seems the trend of electronic tennis tournaments is just getting started—and here's an event you won't want to miss: the Stay at Home Slam, to be played on the Nintendo Switch's Mario Tennis Aces.
The tournament, to be streamed on Facebook Gaming on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. Eastern, is set to feature an electric lineup of player-celebrity doubles pairings:
Serena Williams and Gigi Hadid
Naomi Osaka and Hailey Bieber
Venus Williams and DeAndre Hopkins
Maria Sharapova and Karlie Kloss
Madison Keys and Seal
Kei Nishikori and Steve Aoki
Taylor Fritz and Addison Rae
Kevin Anderson and Ryan Tannehil
???? #STAYATHOMESLAM ????— IMG Tennis (@IMGTennis) April 29, 2020
Tune in Sunday on @FacebookGaming to watch the ultimate doubles competition. @serenawilliams, @naomiosaka, @keinishikori, @MariaSharapova & more will compete in the IMG Tennis #StayAtHomeSlam, with proceeds going towards COVID-19 relief. #MarioTennis Aces pic.twitter.com/q3wBwRkyL4
The commentators announced are John McEnroe and YouTuber iJustine.
According to the WTA, players will each receive a $25,000 donation to the charity of their choice, and the champion will win $1 million more to donate.