SCHENECTADY, NY – Tennis Grand Slam Singles Champion Chris Evert made a
special appearance in Schenectady on Saturday afternoon.
Evert appeared at the SPORTIME Schenectady fitness club to kick off the 18th
season that the World Team Tennis league has been in the Capital Region. The
league uses a unique format in which men and women compete in single and double
matches as a team.
Evert says she is excited to return to the area to compete and promote the
league that has meant so much to her over the years. She says, “I loved
it, I played for three years, I played three summers and I loved it. It has
everything, all of the aspects of every type of tennis you want to see men's
singles, women's singles, doubles, mixed doubles, all in a neat little package
of two and half hours so you are getting to see that, so I'm a big advocate of
This year's event will feature five-time Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams,
five-time Grand Slam Singles Champion Martina Hingis, and men's hall of fame
tennis player John Mcenroe.
Venus will play against Hingis Saturday night at the Hudson Valley Community
College in Troy.