Ash with her parents at the French Open


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had an interaction with tennis gems Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi when she attended the French Open with her parents Krishnaraj Rai and Vrinda Rai. She was present there as the brand ambassador of Longines. She handed over the Longines Prize for Elegance award to retired former World No. 1 Brazilian player Gustavo Kuerten. It was an altogether difference experience for Mrs Bachchan because award functions, party, events are common affair for Ash but standing on the tennis arena and being in the company of great tennis players like Steffi, Andre and Kuertan was a different feeling and experience. 

Being the brand ambassador of Longines, Ash was given the responsibility to hand over the award to Kuertan. After retiring from the tennis world, he served for disadvantaged children. He won the French Open three times between 1997 and 2001 and was the Tennis Masters Cup champion in 2000. He retired in May 2008.

Aishwarya had a chat with Agassi and Steffi and had a charity dinner after the event. Mary Pierce, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf also endorses Longines.