Freedoms Re-Sign Townsend & Martin!March 06, 2018
The Freedoms are thrilled to announce that both Taylor Townsend and Fabrice Martin are returning to Philly for the 2018 season! The team has exercised its right to protect and re-sign both players prior to the 2018 WTT Draft (one week from today at 12 Noon).
Townsend's re-signing comes after winning the WTA Indian Wells doubles title with Yanina Wickmayer just this past weekend. This most recent title comes on the heels of Taylor's most successful season on the pro tour in 2017, when she captured three ITF singles titles along with an additional three ITF doubles titles. The 2018 WTT season will be her fourth with the Freedoms and fifth overall with WTT.
Taylor is looking forward to the 2018 season, saying, "I’m excited to be back with the Freedoms this summer. I love playing for the Philadelphia fans and I can’t wait to get on the court with Fabrice again. Our focus will be on bringing the King Trophy home in 2018."
Currently the no. 4-ranked French doubles player, Martin enters his third season with the Freedoms after a very successful 2017 in which he reached four ATP doubles finals, winning the Doha title with Jeremy Chardy. Fabrice was also one of the most dominant doubles players in WTT, following up his 2016 Male Rookie of the Year campaign by being among the league leaders in men's doubles as well as mixed doubles, where he and Townsend were a winning tandem for the Freedoms.
"World TeamTennis is a great fit for my game," Martin says. "I take pride in performing my best for the Freedoms and I always enjoy the team experience. I hope that my third season is a charm and we can win the championship."
Find out which tennis stars will be join Taylor and Fabrice on the 2018 Freedoms at the WTT Draft next Tuesday, March 13th at 12 Noon.
The draft will be live-streamed, set your calendars and bookmark the page now!