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Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Melanie Oudin and the Bryan Brothers
to compete in Philadelphia this summer in World TeamTennis
Individual tickets on sale Friday, March 11 at 8 a.m. via ComcastTIX
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Former world number one player and 2010 WTT Female MVP Lindsay Davenport will visit Philadelphia on July 12 playing for the St. Louis Aces. Legendary Hall of Famer John McEnroe, playing for the New York Sportimes, returns to Philly on July 13 in a blockbuster evening which will also include the Freedoms’ top marquee draft pick and rising teenage star, Melanie Oudin.
The Freedoms’ seven home match schedule will continue through July 19 with the final match-up featuring the world’s number one doubles team, brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, playing for the defending
Individual match tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 11 at exclusively through ComcastTIX online at ComcastTIX.com, or by phone at 866-WTT-TIXS. All seats are reserved.
Season tickets are now available for the 2011
All Freedoms home matches will be played indoors at the air-conditioned Villanova Pavilion featuring world-class tennis in an innovative, fast-paced World TeamTennis format. Each evening will include exciting pre-match Block Parties with USTA Quick Start Tennis, live music, inflatables, mascots, kids' games, prizes, food, and much more.
Now in her 8th season with World TeamTennis former Freedoms player Venus Williams returns to Villanova with the Washington Kastles. Williams, a 7-time Grand Slam singles and 12-time Grand Slam doubles champion, has won 43 WTA singles titles and 18 doubles titles. She has been ranked number one in the world in both singles and doubles and was a Gold Medalist at the 2000 and 2008 Olympic Games.
Former world number one player, Lindsay Davenport, returns to Philadelphia playing for the St. Louis Aces. Last year, Davenport led WTT in women's singles wins en route to her second WTT Female MVP award. She is a three-time Grand Slam singles finalist and an Olympic Gold Medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Another former world number one, John McEnroe, will be visiting Philadelphia as part of his 11th season with World TeamTennis and his 10th playing for the New York Sportimes. McEnroe won seven Grand Slam singles titles including three
Melanie Oudin is the Freedoms top pick in the 2011
Bob and Mike Bryan are returning to the lineup for the 2010
Team rosters will be completed on Tuesday, March 15, when the 2011
Philadelphia Freedoms 2011 Home Schedule, all matches begin at :
July 6, Wednesday vs.
July 7, Thursday vs.
July 12, Tuesday vs.
July 13, Wednesday vs.
July 15, Friday vs.
July 18, Monday vs.
July 19, Tuesday vs.
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The 2011 Freedoms Sponsors include Beneficial Bank, Abington Health, Acura, GEICO, Fidelity Investments King of Prussia, Novo Nordisk, CBS3/The CW Philly, The Inquirer, Hamlin Family Foundation, Macy’s, USTA Middle States, 23K Studios, g2 Communications, Chipotle, Drexel University Sports Management, Energy Plus, Dolce Valley Forge, 950 ESPN/WPEN-AM, 97.5WNUW-FM, 102.9WMGK-FM, McShane Sports Medicine and Excel Physical Therapy.
Visit www.philadelphiafreedoms.com for more information.
About Beneficial Bank
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About WTT Pro League presented by GEICO:
The World Team Tennis (WTT) Pro League presented by GEICO showcases the best in professional team tennis with the innovative coed team format co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s. The WTT Pro League has featured virtually every major champion of the Open era over the League's past 35 seasons.
Official WTT Pro League sponsors for the 2011 season include Acura, DecoTurf, GEICO and Wilson Racquet Sports. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is a minority owner and promotional partner of World TeamTennis.
For more information on the WTT Pro League, visit www.WTT.com.