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Photos: Billie Jean King serves aces; Teller on high wire at ‘Absinthe’

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Andre Agassi and Billie Jean King during the Class of 2011 graduation at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy on June 11, 2011.

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Andre Agassi and Billie Jean King during the Class of 2011 graduation at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy on June 11, 2011. Launch slideshow »
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Teller on the high wire at Absinthe at Caesars Palace.

Every day here at Vegas DeLuxe, we pour through dozens of emails of celebrity photographs from a fantastic team of photographers. The pictures are always great, and occasionally something especially special stands out. This weekend, two of them really had us doing a balancing act and hit the ball out of the court!

When tennis legend and ace Billie Jean King gave the commencement speech to Andre Agassi’s 2011 graduating class at his College Preparatory Academy here, she displayed that she still has those winning serves.

While Andre signed the diplomas for the Class of 2011, Billie Jean hit some 30 autographed tennis balls into the crowd to make the ceremonies extra special and memorable. Thanks to Denise Truscello for the winning shots.

Then along comes Teller, the silent member of the Rio headliner magic duo Penn & Teller. We’ve seen Teller escape from some incredible and impossible situations over the years, but at Absinthe at Caesars Palace, he performed an especially dazzling feat.

Without breaking his silence, the diminutive Mr. Teller joined the Esteemed Gentlemen of the High Wire after the show for his ride to high places. No fear and no fall -- just one smooth ride on the shoulders of one of the circus stars.

Penn decided to stay earthbound, but both magic masters signed autographs and posed for photographs with the cast.

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