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Kate Middleton Will Play Tennis Against This Grand Slam Champion for Charity

To bring awareness to two charities she cares for deeply, Kate Middleton will be showing off her skills in a friendly game of tennis—where she’ll be playing against a legendary Grand Slam champion. (And no, it’s not Serena Williams.)

Per People, the Duchess of Cambridge will be playing against 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer next month. By competing in this tennis match, she hopes to raise awareness for two charities she has a deep fondness for—Action for Children and the LTA Foundation.

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Not only will this event help shine the spotlight on important causes, but it will also include an opportunity for young children to have the chance to play alongside Federer on the tennis court. The ultimate goal? The duchess hopes to encourage all kids regardless of their ethnic background to “become involved in the sport” and see the “mental and physical health benefits” from it.

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Middleton and Federer are also teaming up with Laver Cup to sponsor a charitable event called “Open Practice Day.” On that day, fans will have the opportunity to watch the players from Team Europe and Team World practice. All the proceeds will be donated to the same two charities.

With Middleton’s impressive tennis skills, this match is gearing up to be a must-watch. Last September, the duchess attended a homecoming celebration for Great Britain’s U.S. Open champions, and she got a chance to meet Joe Salisbury, Alfie Hewitt, Gordon Reid and Grand Slam winner Emma Raducanu

During the event, she showed off her tennis skills and left an everlasting impression on Raducanu. “I was actually very nervous playing the Duchess—I was like: ‘Don’t miss, don’t miss,’” she said, according to Hello! magazine. “Her forehand was incredible. I was very impressed. It was a lot of fun to play tennis with the duchess.”

Well, this tennis match between Middleton and Federer will certainly be one to watch.

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