SNAPSHOT: Heads or tails

Wimbledon ladies' champion Serena Williams and her sister Venus pose with Emma Buggins, an eight-year-old stroke victim, before last Saturday's final. Emma, who survived a stroke four years ago, represented the Stroke Association by tossing a coin to determine first serve in front of a worldwide TV audience. The charity was selected by 1961 Wimbledon ladies' singles champion, Angela Mortimer. "It was a fantastic opportunity,' said Margaret Goose, chief executive of the Stroke Association. "In just a few minutes we were able to reach millions of people around the world, showing that strokes affect people of all ages." Children's charity Sparks was chosen to benefit from the men's final with Scott Blanche, a 10-year-old with arthritis, tossing the coin.

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