Tennis pros and celebrities to party in La Quinta

Recording artist Redfoo of LMFAO returns the ball to Serena Williams during the BNP Paribas Showdown exhibition tennis match Monday, March 4, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Redfoo was invited on the court by Victoria Azarenka. (AP)

Top tennis players and celebrities are expected to attend the Desert Smash Players Party Tuesday night at Figue Mediterranean in La Quinta following the 9th Annual K-Swiss Desert Smash Tennis charity event.

Novak Djokovic, Mardy Fish, Fernando Verdasco, Sam Querrey and Bob and Mike Bryan are among tennis pros expected to attend.

Anticipated celebrities include Joe Pesci, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Chambers, Bob Sinclair, Michael B. Jordan, Jill Montgomery and “Top Chef” contestant and chef Chris “CJ” Jacobsen.

Entertainment will be provided by LMFAO’s Party Rock Crew with their signature high energy music. LMFAO’s Redfoo — aka Stefan Kendal Gordy – dates top-ranked tennis player Victoria Azarenka.

The event also provides a sneak peek at the new Mediterranean restaurant by Lee Morcus with cuisine by executive chef François de Mélogue.

The K-Swiss Desert Smash charity event benefits Variety – The Children’s Charity.

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