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Sport: Serving Up Support

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Lisa Mclaughlin

In 2000, Andre Agassi’s family was rocked when his sister Tami and mother Elizabeth were diagnosed with breast cancer within months of each other. “It was a rude awakening,” says the tennis star, who took time off from the tour to support them in their fight. Four years later, both women are cancer free, but Andre has continued to aid the anticancer cause with fund-raising tennis events and by contributing to Tami Agassi’s recently published Star Palate cookbook (Documentary Media). The book gathers recipes from celebrities like Anna Kournikova (Ukrainian borscht), Emeril Lagasse (veal shanks), Britney Spears (seafood pasta) and even Bill Gates (clam chowder). All proceeds will go to breast- and ovarian-cancer research. Andre and his wife, tennis great Steffi Graf, contributed their favorite roast-turkey recipe. “Stef and I really enjoy spending time together in the kitchen,” he says. Are they as competitive there as they are on the court? “Let’s just say we each pick an area of focus,” he says diplomatically. “I leave the German stuff to her.” –By Lisa McLaughlin

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