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Billie Jean King, Elton John to host tennis event in London with Kim Clijsters, Tim Henman

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Billie Jean King and Elton John will host a fundraising tennis match at Royal Albert Hall in London.

The longtime friends will coach teams that feature former No. 1-ranked Kim Clijsters and John McEnroe, and Britain's Tim Henman and 2013 Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki.

King's World Team Tennis Smash Hits event will be held Dec. 7 and benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

John says the aim is "an AIDS-free future" and "access to lifesaving treatment to more people living with HIV in Africa."

King says it's the first time the event will have a "global presence" and she's pleased to bring "this wonderful evening of tennis to a new audience."

The Smash Hits program has raised $12 million since 1993.

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