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Williams to dine with fans for Agassi’s charity

The tennis ace’s 15th Annual Grand Slam for Children benefit gala on Saturday (09Oct10) was a huge success, pulling in over $8.5 million (£5.7 million) with the help of stars including Williams, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto.

A live auction at the event saw six bidders pledge $100,000 (£67,000) apiece to dine with Williams in San Francisco, California, while Pinto raised $75,000 (£50,000) by offering up a trip to her native India.

Rocker Ulrich donated drum lessons and tour around his band’s studios, attracting a winning bid of $35,000 (£23,000).

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The Las Vegas event, benefiting underprivileged youngsters, also featured performances from Sir Elton John, Jason Mraz and Jennifer Hudson.

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