an auction was held before the final matchup between Venus Williams and Dementieva. All the money goes to charity for the tsunami victims in southeast asia. venus' was sold around 450,000 HKD (approx. 58,000 USD) serena's was sold @ 400,000 HKD (50,000 USD) sharapova's was sold @ 520,000 HKD (65,000 USD) other racquets from players like Sanchez were also sold @ very high price, 3,000 ~ 4000 USD on average. i think this should be honored.