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New York Empire Acquire Vandeweghe and Melichar from San Diego Aviators

July 27, 2020

Looking to make a final playoff push ahead of Sunday night’s World TeamTennis midnight trade deadline, the New York Empire acquired past Grand Slam doubles winners Coco Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar from the San Diego Aviators, the league has announced. The 28-year-old Vandeweghe, winner of the US Open doubles title in 2018, and 26-year-old 2018 ...

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New York Stays Alive in WTT Playoff Top 4 with Convincing Win Against Washington

July 26, 2020

New York Empire player Sabine Lisicki went into Sunday’s match against the Washington Kastles with a less-than-impressive 4-16 record in women’s singles. Her first task of the match: face former No. 1 player Venus Williams. NEW YORK EMPIRE vs. WASHINGTON KASTLES MATCH STATSSo it was no wonder another former No. 1 women’s player – Kim ...

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Sloane Stephens Powers Chicago to Decisive Victory Against New York

July 25, 2020

Entering play with the chance to tie Philadelphia atop the World TeamTennis standings, Chicago rallied past New York on Saturday behind the solid play of Sloane Stephens at Center Court at Creekside at The Greenbrier. NEW YORK EMPIRE vs CHICAGO SMASH MATCH STATSFacing the Empire for the second time in eight days, the Smash played ...

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Sock, Clijsters Spark NY Empire To Supertiebreaker Win Over San Diego

July 22, 2020

It was quite a day for Jack Sock who won three sets to lead the New York Empire to a heart-stopping 20-19 win in a Supertiebreaker over the San Diego Aviators in World TeamTennis action at The Greenbrier. ...

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Springfield Jumps Out Early, Holds Off New York in Extended Play

July 21, 2020

The New York Empire put together an incredible run against the Springfield Lasers Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to undo an equally incredible match by the two-time defending champions. NEW YORK EMPIRE vs. SPRINGFIELD LASERS MATCH STATSThe Empire won five straight games, including a run of 13 straight points, to force Extended Play, but ...

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Kim Clijsters Continues to Dazzle, Sparks New York to Dominate Win

July 18, 2020

Kim Clijsters is setting the bar pretty high. Her New York Empire teammates are doing their best to keep up, and doing it quite well. Clijsters’ 5-1 women’s singles win turned the Empire’s match around Saturday night and Jack Sock’s win in men’s singles put the bow on a 21-15 win over the Springfield Lasers ...

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Brandon Nakashima Lifts Chicago Past New York in Supertiebreaker

July 17, 2020

Brandon Nakashima may be the youngest player in World TeamTennis, but he played like a veteran on a sun-drenched Friday at The Greenbrier. In a matchup of 2-1 teams entering the day’s play as part of a four-way tie atop the WTT standings, Chicago pulled out a 22-21 victory decided in a supertiebreaker won by ...

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Jack Sock and Fiancée Laura Little Juggle Tennis Restart With Wedding Plans

July 17, 2020

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. — In a year riddled with cancellations on court and off, Jack Sock still has a very big day to look forward to. The 27-year-old is getting married to Laura Little on December 12 in Charleston. And yes, the wedding is still very much on. “It was weird at first ...

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Neal Skupski Shines as New York Empire Take Down Orlando Storm

July 16, 2020

Neal Skupski rendered his teammates and even his own brother speechless Thursday night versus the Orlando Storm. Skupski’s two outstanding sets spurred the Empire to a 24-16 victory that dropped the Storm’s record to 2-2. ...

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Comeback Queen Kim Clijsters Brings Great Vibes into 2020 Season

July 15, 2020

Kim Clijsters isn’t the only Grand Slam champion at The Greenbrier this season, but she’s the only player fresh out of retirement. As she competes for New York Empire, everyone is excited to see her back, even her opposition. “Kimmy is awesome,” Chicago Smash’s Bethanie Mattek-Sands said. “We were all stoked for her big comeback ...

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