WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV—Already jam-packed with a lineup of star players set to compete during the 45th season of World TeamTennis, the organization has added even more popular names to the event which will take place at “America’s Resort,” The Greenbrier, in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
WTT announced on Tuesday that each player will play the entire three-week regular season, scheduled for July 12th-30th, with the WTT semifinals taking place on Aug. 1st and the WTT finals taking place the very next day.
2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig, three-time Grand Slam doubles champion Jack Sock, rising
American Frances Tiafoe, and two former Wimbledon singles finalists from Canada (Milos Raonic and Genie Bouchard) will join previously announced players such as reigning Australian Open singles champion Sofia Kenin, 2017 U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens, Mike and Bob Bryan (tennis’ all-time winningest doubles team), six-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters (who came out of a seven-year retirement in 2020), and U.S. Davis Cup captain Mardy Fish.
“I’ve played WTT for, I think, six years now, and it’s always something I look forward to,” said Stephens. “Especially this year. I know we all miss playing tennis and seeing our friends on the tour, so I’m excited to get to The Greenbrier and get in that environment again. WTT always does such a great job with creating a fun (but competitive) season, so I’m ready for that. Plus, I’m playing on Chicago’s team, which is cool because Kamau is the coach, so that will be fun.”
“I can’t wait for the WTT season to start,” stated Tiafoe. “I’ve played WTT for the last three years on the Kastles for some of their home matches in D.C. I’m excited to go to The Greenbrier to play there for the Kastles next month. Everyone knows 2020 has been a rough year so far. I am definitely looking forward to competing at such a historic venue in such a relaxed setting.”
According to their website, World TeamTennis showcases the best in professional tennis with nine teams competing in the innovative team format for the King Trophy, the league’s championship trophy named after tennis icon and co-founder Billie Jean King. Since the league’s debut, virtually every major champion of the Open era has played WTT, including Andre Agassi, Venus and Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Stefanie Graf, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Bob and Mike Bryan, Sloane Stephens, Martina
Hingis, Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, and Naomi Osaka. WTT is owned by innovator Fred Luddy and entrepreneur Eric Davidson. This will be WTT’s 45th season and CBS Sports, ESPN, and the Tennis Channel are the official television broadcast partners of WTT.
“Our player rosters are the strongest we’ve ever fielded for a WTT season and include multiple players with Grand Slam titles,” said WTT CEO Carlos Silva. “We have a sampling of current stars like Sloane, Sofia, Vegas Rollers teammates Sam Querrey and Mike and Bob Bryan, as well as a look at tennis’ future impact players with Brandon Nakashima and Caty McNally. Tennis fans are starving to see some great action on the courts and that’s what we plan to deliver all season.”
World TeamTennis’ schedule will include at least three matches per day at Center Court at Creekside, The Greenbrier’s Deco-Turf outdoor stadium which seats 2,500 spectators.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, safety guidelines have been implemented by World
TeamTennis with the guidance of local and state government officials in West Virginia and an adherence to all health and safety protocols set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Every fan at the resort will be required to pass a temperature check of 100.4 degrees before entering the grounds. All fans will be checked a second time before entering the Center Court at Creekside, or any indoor court for those respective matches and will be denied entry should they fail the temperature check.