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Villanova, PA (July 19, 2012) – The Philadelphia Freedoms championed their fourth win of the 2012 season tonight at the Villanova Pavilion, defeating the Orange County Breakers, final score 23-19. Tennis legends Chris Evert and Billie Jean King were in attendance along with 2,368 enthusiastic Freedoms fans.


Freedoms Karolina Pliskova and Jordan Kerr fired through the mixed doubles match against Breakers’ Anna-Lena Groenefeld and John-Patrick Smith, winning the first set of the night, 5-2. The Breakers came back with a victory in women’s singles as Breakers’ Anna-Lena Groenefeld defeated Freedoms player Kristyna Pliskova, 5-3. Freedoms’ Luka Gregorc and Jordan Kerr brought in an explosive tie-breaker win against Breakers Travis Parrot and John-Patrick Smith, 5-4.


During halftime, tennis legend Chris Evert refereed a crowd-pleasing match featuring radio and television personality Michael Barkann of Comcast SportsNet and 94 WIP and sports anchor John Clark of NBC-10, with help from Freedoms’ twins Kristyna and Karolina Pliskova. Freedoms owner Billie Jean King honored members of the community for their integrity with special awards.


The Freedoms took two huge wins in the fourth and fifth sets, both exciting tie-breaking match ups. During men’s singles, the Freedoms’ Luka Gregorc defeated Breakers’ John-Patrick Smith, 5-4. Kristyna and Karolina Pliskova battled their way to a 5-4 victory over the Breakers’ Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Jana Juricova.


The Freedoms next home match is tomorrow, Friday, July 20, 2012 against the New York Sportimes with John McEnroe and Martina Hingis playing for the Sportimes against the Freedoms. The Freedoms conclude their 2012 home season on July 25 when Mark Philippoussis plays for the Freedoms against Jan-Michael Gambill and the Boston Lobsters. The Philadelphia Freedoms are presented by Beneficial Bank and hosted by Cancer Treatment Centers of America.


Individual match tickets, season tickets, and group ticket packages are available at or by calling (877) 4-FLY-TIX. All seats are reserved.


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Completed Matches:

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS def. Orange County Breakers 23-19

Mixed Doubles - Karolina Pliskova\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld\John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) 5-2

Women's Singles - Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Breakers) def. Kristyna Pliskova (Freedoms) 5-3

Men's Doubles - Luka Gregorc\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) def. Travis Parrott\John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) 5-4

Men's Singles - Luka Gregorc (Freedoms) def. John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) 5-4

Women's Doubles - Karolina Pliskova\Kristyna Pliskova (Freedoms) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Jana

Juricova (Breakers) 5-4