Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Smash Hits 2016

Stripped of his distinctive, novelty spectacles, Elton John's dedication to his charity tennis match was written all over his face on Monday.

The 69-year-old musician maintained a serious, concentrated expression as he threw his all into the World Team Tennis Smash Hits event in Las Vegas.

His charity match, held at Ceasars Palace where performer Elton is enjoying a residency, was benefitting the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

His distinctive, copper crop was more dishevelled than usual and even though he'd taken his glasses off for the activity, he left his chunky silver earring in.

Elton looked the part in black tennis gear, seemingly undeterred by an injury that saw his left knee in a supportive brace.

The veteran musician was the life and soul of the sporting event and subsequent live auction.
Still in high spirits off the court, he was seen taking selfies with former tennis player Martina Navratilova.

He also seemed to share a giggle with Billie Jean King, who served in more of a cheer leading capacity on the day, sharing words of encouragement and calling out from the sidelines.

They both served as hosts for the annual all-star tennis event, which also saw Maria Sharapova return to the court for the first time in seven months.

- Daily Mail

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