The 44th edition of the World TeamTennis is ready for a strong start on July 14, with two new teams joining the action that leads to the WTT Finals on August 3 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Using the unique multi-colored court, WTT was the first professional sports league to feature men and women on the same team when it all started on May 6, 1974, all under the close guidance of Billie Jean King, one of the greatest players of all time and WTA trailblazer.
Held at Indian Wells Tennis Garden back on March 22, the 2019 WTT draft had assembled some of the biggest tennis stars that have signed to play WTT this summer, including Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Bob and Mike Bryan, Marta Kostyuk, Taylor Fritz, Miomir Kecmanovic, Frances Tiafoe and Nick Kyrgios!
Billy Jean King competed for and coached Philadelphia Freedoms 45 years ago and the team has gathered strong line-up for this summer as well, with reigning World TeamTennis Female MVP Taylor Townsend set to lead the roster.
The Freedoms will travel to Las Vegas on July 21, facing Vegas Rollers at Orleans Arena that offers a chance for the crowd to watch Sam Querrey, Bob and Mike Bryan, Grigor Dimitrov, Monica Puig and Danielle Collins. Former world no.
3, Cincinnati champion and Grand Slam semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov will make World TeamTennis debut in two months, never having a chance to play this historic competition before. Grigor had not enjoyed the best run after winning the ATP Finals in November 2017, reaching only three ATP semi-finals since the start of 2018 and none since Monte Carlo 2018 when he scored the last top-20 win!