New York Empire Media Day 2017
The New York Empire held its first Media Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center this past week, bringing together Mylan WorldTeamTennis CEO Ilana Kloss, 17-time Grand Slam Champion and NY Empire coach Gigi Fernandez, and the legendary Billie Jean King for an event to promote the team’s upcoming season.
Kloss, Fernandez and King discussed a breadth of topics, ranging from the League’s future, to the NY Empire’s roster and strategy for the upcoming season, and the value of every single point in the WTT format.
Fernandez believes the team has a great shot to win the League, and to make good on the first-ever season played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
“We have a team with the potential to win the league,” Fernandez said. “That’s our goal.” Fernandez, who had a stunning career in her own right, is the only female coach in WTT, another topic that was discussed heavily.
Additionally, the team showcased its brand new mascot, Hudson, at the event. To see full photo coverage, click here.