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Tennis, TV, and film stars align at L.A. Tennis Challenge

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 /by

Novak Djokovic may live the opposite of Die Hard—his biopic or memoir would more likely be titled Live Hard or even Play Harder—but that didn't stop him from meeting up with his sort-of co-star in The Expendables, Bruce Willis, at the L.A. Tennis Challenge on Monday evening.

Djokovic proceeded to mark the occasion on Instagram, captioning his picture with the words, "Just your standard day... spending it with #famous #actionhero #brucewillis :)"

Here's a look at Willis coming on court at the event, in the midst of the Pete Sampras/Djokovic doubles exhibition against Bob and Mike Bryan:

Also on hand—and ripe to be accosted by Justin Gimelstob for more Instagram action—were TV and film stars Rainn Wilson (commonly known as Dwight Schrute on the U.S. version of The Office) and Ali Larter, star of the movie Obsessed and cult TV hit Heroes.

The event benefits some admirable charity work, as you can see here.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PART 1  Serena Williams, Juan Martin del Potro, and Rafael Nadal all looked the picture of class in their collars, sweaters, and blazers before the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on Monday. And Victoria Azarenka sticks out—in a great way for her funky style, or for the fashion faux pas of her attire, depending on who you ask—with her black turtleneck, patterned top, and brown-leather, fingerless gloves.  What do you say about their appearance, Spin-reading fashionistas? While Vika's look is a sartorial mishit in the minds of many, her tastes have sort of grown on me in that they are entirely hers. It would be more boring if she simply added another statuesque blonde bore to every photo-op.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PART 2  It's an imperfect segue, and her style is hardly dull. Far from it. Maria Sharapova showed up at Vanity Fair's Oscars after-party looking the portrait of elegance, from her midnight blue Amanda Wakeley dress—a stark accent to her straight blonde locks—to the Manolo Blahnik shoes that you really can't see, to her Alexander McQueen clutch. More photos of her look here. Since joining Twitter, Sharapova has become much more active on that social channel, and had this to say about attending the event.

Yea or nay to Sharapova's Oscar look?

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