Stars of the court ready for catwalk show
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and American Serena Williams will take part in a Thai fashion show ahead of their exhibition match in Hua Hin this month.
World No. 1 Azarenka and third-ranked Williams will meet in the Hua Hin World Tennis Invitation on Dec 29 and will also participate in several actitives, Suwat Liptapanlop, president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, said yesterday.
Apart from visiting tourist spots in the resort town and learning Thai cooking, the two stars will also join a fashion show called the 'Orchestra of Thai Silk', he said.
Azarenka and Williams will both take to the catwalk at the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort on Dec 28.
"I had a great time in Hua Hin last time. I hope it will be just as great this time," Azarenka said.
Following her exhibition match in Hua Hin last year, she went on to win her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. It will be Williams' first match in Thailand, although she has visited before.
"I am really looking forward to it. I've heard a lot of fantastic things about Hua Hin," said Williams, who won Wimbledon and two Olympic gold medals this year.
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