HONG KONG, SAR - A handful of WTA stars took some time away from the courts during the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open to give back to the community, with Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina and Eugenie Bouchard leading the week’s charitable initiatives.
Here’s a recap of all the ways WTA Charities gave back in Hong Kong:
Elina Svitolina - School Visit
Top seed Elina Svitolina took some time away from the courts in Hong Kong to hit the classroom as she spent an afternoon visiting the Po Leung Kuk Lam Man Chan English Primary School in To Kwa Wan.
Check out the absolute hero’s reception Svitolina received:
Svitolina spent some time with the kids answering their questions and played tennis with them in the courtyard.
Caroline Wozniacki - Food Angel
During her time in Hong Kong, Caroline Wozniacki teamed up with Food Angel, a Hong Kong based food rescue and food assistance program. Instead of letting supermarkets dump their unsold edible food in landfills, Food Angel rescues it. It’s then prepared as nutritious hot meals and redistributed to serve the underprivileged communities in Hong Kong.
Wozniacki served lunch to the elderly as well as helped with food preparation in the Food Angel kitchen.
Eugenie Bouchard - Charity Clinic
Eugenie Bouchard hit the court at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium to take part in the tournament’s Charity Kids’ Clinic, which saw her hit balls with promising juniors and give away autographed tennis balls.
#PHKTO CAN Challenge
The Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open’s CAN Challenge brought together WTA players, community leaders, local athletes and celebrities to raise money and support the Hong Kong Tennis Association with sports development and the promotion tennis in the region.
WTA Charities is the WTA's global philanthropic organization dedicated to making a positive impact across the globe. Our mission is to be a social responsibility vehicle built on the WTA's values to empower and provide for a better future. We're dedicated to combining, strengthening and enhancing the community and charitable efforts of the WTA through its members (players, alumnae and tournaments), along with our partners.