PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (July 7, 2013) – Sloane Stephens, a member of the Philadelphia Freedoms, announced her withdrawal today from the 2013 Mylan World TeamTennis season. Stephens has been plagued by an abdominal tear that was further aggravated during Wimbledon. Stephens was scheduled to play three Mylan WTT matches in Philadelphia, July 16, 17 and 19 and road matches in Springfield, Mo., and Albany, N.Y.
The following is a statement from Stephens: "I was really looking forward to playing Mylan World TeamTennis for the Philadelphia Freedoms this summer so I am very disappointed that my injury won't allow me to play my scheduled matches in Philadelphia, Springfield and Albany. This injury has been an ongoing problem and it got worse after Wimbledon so my doctors have advised me to rest. Good luck this season to my Freedoms teammates and I hope to be back next summer."
The Freedoms home season kicks off on July 10 against the Springfield Lasers with former world No. 1 and 2003 US Open Champion Andy Roddick and throughout the season will also welcome a superstar lineup of visiting players including Wimbledon Champions, winners of the "Golden Slam," and number one doubles team in the world Bob and Mike Bryan and former world number one John McEnroe.
Tickets are available via Ticketfly, the official ticketing partner of the Philadelphia Freedoms online at freedomstix.ticketfly.com or by calling 866-WTT-TIXS.