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Tennis champion Serena Williams is returning to the site of her first career win at Indian Wells and she’s offering one lucky supporter the chance to join her, sit in the VIP box at her first match, and even try and return a few of her serves all to support a great cause.

Watch the video below:


So what exactly happen in Indian Wells you ask?

Well, back in 2001, after injuring herself in the quarterfinal match against Dementieva, Venus Williams defaulted to Serena in the semifinals. Although she claimed to have told the tournament official hours beforehand that she would have to default, the official waited until just minutes before the scheduled start to make the announcement, angering fans who had come to see the match.

Consequently, during the final against Kim Clijsters two days later, the spectators aggressively jeered Serena from when she first took the court for warm-up through the final trophy presentation including cheering double faults and errors with no intervention from the tournament officials.

At the Ericsson Open the following week, Richard Williams said racist comments were made to him in the stands, and the tournament director refused to offer Serena an apology for how she was treated. As a result, neither sister has played the tournament since even though it became a mandatory stop on the WTA tour in 2009.

For your chance to join Serena visit: http://bit.ly/1DvQJ4K


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