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Stars, celebrities and fans converge for LA Tennis Challenge

By Neil Bedi, Katie Meyers

March 5, 2013 11:25 p.m.

No. 19 Tommy Haas and No. 99 James Blake pose for photos on the red carpet before facing off in the Los Angeles Tennis Challenge's opening match.

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Yeardley Smith, voice of Lisa on "The Simpsons", attended the event at Pauley Pavilion.

(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin)

David Walton was one of many celebrities interviewed on the red carpet before the event began.

(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin)

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic speaks on the red carpet while holding a friendly young spectator who leaped into his arms.

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No. 19 Tommy Haas hits a forehand on the way to a 7Ð5 win over No. 99 James Blake.

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Co-host Justin Gimelstob attempts to fix the net after it was broken by a Tommy Haas serve. The match was delayed approximately 20 minutes as the net was fixed.

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Tommy Haas watches as a ball girl rallies with James Blake while the net was being repaired.

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Tommy Haas serves the ball to James Blake during the event's first match.

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No. 99 James Blake signs autographs while the net was broken during his match with No. 19 Tommy Haas.

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Fans reach for the ball Tommy Haas served out of bounds.

(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin)

Actress Jodie Foster (bottom right) attended Monday's LA Tennis Challenge.

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No. 99 James Blake hits a forehand in his match against No. 19 Tommy Haas. Haas won in a tiebreaker.

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James Blake and Tommy Haas shake hands after Haas defeated Blake in a tiebreak.

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Dancers perform a kolo, a Serbian cultural dance, to welcome Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. Djokovic had never played a match in Los Angeles.

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No. 1 Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during his singles match with Mardy Fish. Djokovic won in a tiebreaker, 7Ð2.

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic jokes with fans by shaking his back side while waiting for a serve.

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No. 1 Novak Djokovic celebrates winning a point against Mardy Fish.

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Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Mardy Fish in their match.

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Mardy Fish and No. 1 Novak Djokovic embrace after Djokovic won their singles match.

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Freshman forward Kyle Anderson of the men's basketball team attended the Los Angeles Tennis Challenge Monday night.

(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin)

Dr. Phil McGraw was one of the celebrities in attendance at the Los Angeles Tennis Challenge.

(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin)

Rainn Wilson from The Office takes on the role of chair umpire during the doubles match.

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Pete Sampras serves in his doubles match against the Bryan brothers.

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Mike Bryan serves the ball against the Djokovic and Sampras duo.

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Former UCLA tennis player, Justin Gimelstob, co-created The Los Angeles Tennis Challenge along with Mardy Fish.

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Freshman Karue Sell, sophomore Marcos Giron and freshman Seth Stolar were members of the mens tennis team who attended the event.

(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin)

Current No.1-ranked Novak Djokovic jokes with his doubles partner, former No. 1 Pete Sampras.

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Tennis player Mike Bryan throws popcorn at actor Rainn Wilson. Wilson acted as the chair umpire during the Bryan team's doubles match.

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Bob and Mike Bryan horse around during their doubles match.

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Mike Bryan extends for a forehand during his doubles match against Novak Djokovic and Pete Sampras.

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Pete Sampras and co-host Justin Gimelstob talk after the main lights in Pauley Pavilion shut off during the evening's final match. The players played out the match in partial darkness.

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic signs autographs after the conclusion of his second match.

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic poses for a photo with actor Bruce Willis.

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