WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — (May 23, 2019): The Greenbrier will once again play host to a number of big names in tennis this fall as The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic returns for the eighth year to Center Court at Creekside Stadium on September 13 and 14.
Women’s tennis legend Serena Williams will return for the second straight year, and she will be joined by another superstar in women’s tennis, Caroline Wozniacki. Jack Sock and Taylor Fritz will be the men’s singles players, and the Bryan Brothers, Bob and Mike, will participate in both of the doubles events.
A women’s singles match, men’s singles match, a mixed doubles match and a men’s doubles match make up the action at this unique, intimate event.
“We have found a way to make this tennis showcase bigger and better since our first year in 2012, and this year is no different,” said Dr. Jill Justice, President, The Greenbrier. “We have six fantastic players and four incredible matches that we know fans will enjoy.”
This year, The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic will be held in conjunction with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, the annual PGA TOUR stop at America’s Resort™, adding to a week filled with festivities. 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.
The tennis action begins on Friday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m., when the Bryan Brothers, Williams and Wozniacki will split up for mixed doubles. That match will be followed by the men’s singles contest, pitting Sock against Fritz.
The second day of action, Saturday, Sept. 14, will also begin with a 5:30 p.m. match, this one the women’s singles event with Williams taking on Wozniacki. The final match of the showcase will be played at 7 p.m. that evening, when Sock and Fritz team together to take on the Bryan Brothers.
Williams, 37, is one of the most decorated women’s tennis players of all time. She has won 72 career singles titles, including 23 Grand Slams. Combined with her 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, and two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, she has won 39 total Grand Slam crowns. She has also captured four Olympic gold medals. Williams has been ranked No. 1 in the world for 319 weeks during her storied career.
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. His mother and father were both professional tennis players, and Fritz was the second-fastest American to ever reach an ATP final when he achieved that mark in his third career event.
Twin brothers Robert Charles “Bob” Bryan and Michael Carl “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,” which means that Mike is right-handed, while Bob is left-handed, which adds to their effectiveness as a doubles team. They hold the record for being ranked No. 1 in the world in doubles for 438 weeks.
Tickets for both days of action are on sale now, as well as tickets for autograph signings and clinics. To purchase, or to learn more about the event, visit Greenbrier.com/TennisClassic.