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Serena to play Greenbrier match

May 27, 2019

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Women’s tennis stars Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki are among the players appearing Sept. 13-14 in The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic at The Greenbrier resort.

Williams returns for the second consecutive year for the event on Center Court at Creekside Stadium. Williams, Wozniacki, Jack Sock and Taylor Fritz are the men’s singles players while the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, will participate in both doubles events.

A women’s singles match, a men’s singles match, a mixed doubles match and a men’s doubles match make up the action.

This year’s tennis event is being held in conjunction with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. The week of golf is from Sept. 9-15, with tournament rounds Sept. 12-15.

A ticket to The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic will allow the ticket-holder access to A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on the day of the match. Williams, 37, is one of the

Wozniacki, who will be 29 when she arrives at The Greenbrier, is a former world No. 1, the first woman from a Scandinavian country to reach that mark. She has won 30 career singles titles and two doubles titles, including the 2018 Australian Open singles crown. A native of Denmark, she is currently ranked No. 13 in the world in women’s singles.

Sock, 26, is ranked No. 2 in the world in doubles, having won Wimbledon doubles titles in 2014 and 2018 and a U.S. Open doubles title in 2018. He also won the 2011 U.S. Open mixed doubles title, as well as a gold medal in mixed doubles at the Olympic Games in 2016. In singles, he has won four career titles and has been ranked as high as No. 8 in the world.

Fritz, a 21-year-old California native, is still in the early stages of his career, but he is already making his mark. He’s currently ranked No. 56 in the world in singles and advanced to the third round at the 2018 U.S. Open and the 2019 Australian Open.

Twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan make up the most successful American doubles duo of all time. Together they’ve won 117 Tour titles and 16 Grand Slam titles. The 41-year-olds also won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. They are known as “mirror twins” because Mike is right-handed, while Bob is left-handed. They hold the record for being ranked No. 1 in the world in doubles for 438 weeks.

Tickets for both days of tennis and the golf tournament at www.greenbrier.com.

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