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Venus Williams, John McEnroe, Lindsay Davenport and Kevin Anderson lead team lineups for WTT Finals Weekend in Charleston, S.C.

08/16/2012

Tennis legends, historic win streak to highlight weekend of championship
tennis at Family Circle Tennis Center
CHARLESTON, S.C. (August 16, 2012) -- Venus Williams, John McEnroe, Lindsay
Davenport and Kevin Anderson will lead the lineup of top tennis players
battling for the World TeamTennis Championship at the WTT Finals Weekend
presented by GEICO, Sept. 14-16, at the Family Circle Tennis Center in
Charleston, S.C.
Ticket specials for the WTT Finals Weekend are available through the Family
Circle Tennis Center box office.  Fans who purchase Terrace Level tickets
for Friday and Saturday through the FCTC Box Office will receive a free
ticket for Sunday's Championship Final.  A full weekend Terrace Level pass
is $77.00.  Full weekend Box Seat passes are available for $160.50.  Single
session tickets are $38.50 for Terrace Level and $53.50 for Box Seats.  All
fees are included in ticket prices.  For tickets, travel packages or more
information, please contact the Box Office at 1-800-677-2293 or visit
www.familycirclecup.com
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Williams, who last month won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with her
sister Serena Williams, will join her Washington Kastles' teammates
including WTT Male MVP Bobby Reynolds, Leander Paes, Anastasia Rodionova and
Arina Rodionova for the weekend and a chance to make history.  After
capturing the 2011 title in Charleston with a 16-0 record, the Kastles won
all 14 of their 2012 regular season matches.  The Kastles have not lost a
WTT match since July 22, 2010, which gives them the second longest U.S. pro
sports team win streak in history with 30 consecutive wins.  The longest
U.S. pro sports team win streak is 33 games, held by the NBA's 1971-72
Lakers.

Washington will battle their rivals, the New York Sportimes, for the Eastern

Conference Championship on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.
McEnroe will team up with Jesse Witten, Robert Kendrick, Ashley Harkleroad
for the Sportimes.  Martina Hingis, who led the Sportimes to the Conference
finals with her MVP performance this summer, will not be in Charleston due
to a scheduling conflict.  The Sportimes are expected to name their final
roster player next week.
The best of the West face off on Friday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. EDT, when
the Orange County Breakers take on the Sacramento Capitals in the Western
Conference Championship.   The Breakers are the top-seed in the West and
will have WTT veteran Lindsay Davenport leading their lineup.  The
three-time Grand Slam champion will be joined by WTT Male Rookie of the Year
John-Patrick Smith, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Jana Juricova and Travis Parrott.

South African Kevin Anderson, currently ranked No. 34 in the world in

singles, leads the Sacramento squad that also includes former doubles world
No. 1 Mark Knowles, and young Americans Yasmin Schnack and Asia Muhammad.
Wayne Bryan, father of Olympic gold medalists Bob and Mike Bryan, is the
longtime coach of the Sacramento Capitals.
The Conference Champions advance to the WTT Finals on Sunday, Sept. 16, at
3:30 p.m. EDT with the winner taking home the King Trophy, named after WTT
co-founder Billie Jean King.
For more information on the WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, visit
www.WTT.com/Finals
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WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO - Schedule
Western Conference Championship -#2 Sacramento Capitals vs. #1 ORANGE COUNTY
BREAKERS - Friday, September 14 - 6:30 PM EDT
Eastern Conference Championship -  #2 New York Sportimes vs. #1 WASHINGTON
KASTLES - Saturday, September 15 - 6:30 PM EDT
WTT Finals - #2 Western Conference Champion vs. #1 EASTERN CONFERENCE
CHAMPION - Sunday, September 16 - 3:30 PM EDT

Media Contact:  Rosie Crews, WTT - PH:
817-691-5424  rcrews@wtt.com

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 37 seasons.  The
United States Tennis Association (USTA) is a minority owner and promotional
partner of World TeamTennis.   WTT and the USTA are teaming up on number of
initiatives, including development of the youth market through junior team
tennis programs.  For more information on the WTT Pro League, visit
www.WTT.com
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