Monday, April 16

Agassi busts Graf's lip with racket during fundraising event

Steffi Graf required three stitches Sunday after husband Andre Agassi inadvertently hit her in the face with his racket during a fundraiser that followed the final of the U.S. Clay Court Championships according to Associated Press reports.

Agassi and Graf were in Houston because Agassi is part of a reality show called 'The Big Give,' an upcoming Oprah Winfrey production.

Here's the part of the story that caught my eye:

At least the incident gave one fan a thrill. Stefan Krenzer had just donated $70,000 to the fundraising effort on behalf of a rundown school in the Texan town of La Marque, in return for a tennis lesson from Agassi and Graf.

In the end, his credentials as a doctor found him giving Graf three stitches to the lip, giving him rather closer exposure to the star couple than he had bid for or intended.

How funny is that a doctor was the one who won the auction to play with the superstar couple? I guess it would have been funnier if the auction winner was a personal injury attorney. (Thanks to loyal reader JBJ for pointing us toward this story.)

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