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2020 Season Female MVP Bethanie Mattek-Sands Propels Doubles into the Spotlight

August 1, 2020

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. — As if she needed more confidence, Bethanie Mattek-Sands picked up the 2020 Female MVP award on Friday heading into the playoffs. The 35-year-old has posted the league’s highest winning percentages in women’s and mixed doubles (60 percent with Eugenie Bouchard and 56 percent with Rajeev Ram). Philadelphia Freedoms’ Taylor ...

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 WTT Playoffs

July 31, 2020

The playoffs are set and it’s all coming down to four teams on Saturday: No. 1 Philadelphia Freedoms, No. 2 Orlando Storm, No. 3 Chicago Smash and No. 4 New York Empire. Here’s a look at what you can expect on Saturday. ...

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Philadelphia Handles New York in a Preview of the WTT Semifinals Match

July 30, 2020

With 63 matches over 19 days in the books for the 45th season of World TeamTennis it was only fitting to see the Philadelphia Freedoms and New York Empire close out the regular season in what many thought would be a playoff preview. Dating back to the end of last season the Empire has been ...

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Off-Road Adventures With Tennys Sandgren

July 30, 2020

WTT’s Nina Pantic goes riding with Orlando’s Tennys Sandgren and they try and cover as much ground as possible outside the Greenbrier. ...

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Orlando Storm Locks Up No. 2 Seed, Takes Out Washington to Close Out Regular Season

July 30, 2020

The Orlando Storm are certainly ready for the World TeamTennis playoffs. Thursday’s regular-season finale left no doubt about that. The Storm (10-4) cruised past the Washington Kastles, 25-15, to secure their seventh consecutive victory as well as the No. 2 seed in the WTT postseason. They will take on the No. 3 seed Chicago Smash in a semifinal Saturday. ...

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Lasers Finish 2020 Season Strong; Defeat Orange County 21-19

July 30, 2020

There will be a new champion in World TeamTennis for the first time in four years, with the two-time defending champion Springfield Lasers and 2004/2017 champion Orange County Breakers failing to advance to the playoffs this season. Both teams were already eliminated from playoff contention heading into the match, but players still had a great ...

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San Diego Ends Season on High Note, Upsets Playoff-Bound Chicago

July 30, 2020

With postseason seeding still to be determined, the expansion Chicago Smash took to Center Court at Creekside at The Greenbrier on Thursday, looking to keep the pressure on Orlando in the chase for the No. 2 spot in the World TeamTennis playoffs. Playing host to the San Diego Aviators, the Smash sought to wrap the ...

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Bryan Brothers, Vegas End 2020 Season on High Note, Knock Kastles out of Playoffs

July 29, 2020

The Washington Kastles went into Wednesday’s match with the Vegas Rollers playing to stay alive for a World TeamTennis playoff berth. Vegas, having lost five straight and already eliminated from the postseason, was simply playing for pride in its final match of the season. Pride won. VEGAS ROLLERS vs WASHINGTON KASTLES MATCH STATS Vegas’ mixed ...

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Vandeweghe Pushes Empire Past Breakers in Pursuit of Playoff Berth

July 29, 2020

The New York Empire edged closer to securing the fourth and final playoff spot of the 2020 World TeamTennis season, defeating the Orange County Breakers 21-19. Empire coach Luke Jensen pulled off a blockbuster acquisition right before the trade deadline on Sunday evening, scooping up grand-slam champions CoCo Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar from the San ...

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Philadelphia Locks Up No. 1 Seed in WTT Playoffs; Beats Chicago in Supertiebreaker Thriller

July 29, 2020

Taylor Fritz told coach Craig Kardon how much he likes playing the closer. With Philadelphia designated as the home team against the Chicago Smash, coach Craig Kardon did not have much to think about when deciding the men’s singles disciplined would be slotted. Just like he did the other night against San Diego, Fritz once again delivered lifting his team to 22-21 victory in a match that was decided in a Supertiebreaker. The win clinches the number one seed for the Freedoms for the third consecutive season. ...

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