World TeamTennis Announces Match in Carlsbad, California
25 Jun, 2019
Rising American tennis star Amanda Anisimova, who thrilled fans with a semifinal finish at this year’s French Open, has signed to play two World TeamTennis matches this July for the San Diego Aviators at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.
Anisimova, a resident of Aventura, Fla., will be in San Diego’s line-up on Thursday, July 25 against the New York Empire and on Friday, July 26 versus the Aviators' Southern California rival, the Orange County Breakers. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. (PDT).
Earlier this month at the French Open in Paris, Anisimova stunned defending champion Simona Halep of Romania 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals, where she fell to eventual champion Ashleigh Barty of Australia 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3.
“I’m really excited about playing World TeamTennis for the San Diego Aviators this July,” said Anisimova. “I’m sure it will be a great experience and I look forward to being a part of the team.”
The 17-year-old tennis sensation is currently ranked a career-high No. 26 in the Women’s Tennis Association singles rankings. This past April, she captured her first career WTA singles title in Bogota, Colombia, defeating Aviators teammate Astra Sharma of Australia in the final 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Anisimova is no stranger to San Diego. In 2016, she competed in the USTA Billie Jean King Girls' 18s National Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center, where she reached the singles semifinals.
Last week, the Aviators announced that Taylor Fritz, a native of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., will play for San Diego in the home opener on Friday, July 19 against the Las Vegas Rollers and a road match on Saturday, July 20 versus the Orange County Breakers.
In addition to Sharma and Fritz, the Aviators roster for the 2019 WTT season includes doubles specialist Jonny O'Mara of Great Britain, American Christian Harrison and Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld, who played for the Aviators in 2018.
The Aviators will play the following home matches at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.
Friday, July 19 San Diego Aviators vs. Las Vegas Rollers 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 San Diego Aviators vs. Springfield Lasers 5 p.m.
Monday, July 22 San Diego Aviators vs. Philadelphia Freedoms 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 25 San Diego Aviators vs. New York Empire 7 p.m.
Friday, July 26 San Diego Aviators vs. Orange County Breakers 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 San Diego Aviators vs. Washington Kastles 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31 San Diego Aviators vs. Orlando Storm 7 p.m.
(All Times PDT)
For the complete home and away schedule, please click here. For ticket information for all San Diego Aviators home matches at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, please click here.
The 2019 WTT regular season, which features eight teams, will be played July 14-31. The top four teams will advance to the WTT playoffs at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, with the semifinals scheduled for Friday, August 2, followed by the WTT Finals on Saturday, August 3.
About the San Diego Aviators: Owned by local residents Fred Luddy and Jack McGrory, the Aviators return for their sixth World TeamTennis season. For the fifth consecutive year, the Aviators will make their home on center court at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. Last year the Aviators had local greats Taylor Fritz and Coco Vandeweghe play for them and finished the season in 4th place. Coached by British former professional tennis player, John Lloyd, the team won the WTT championship in 2016 defeating the Orange County Breakers in the WTT Finals. Lloyd will be returning as coach again this season in hopes of bringing the King Trophy back to San Diego. The Aviators will start the 2019 season on the road playing the NY Empire on July 14. For additional information visit www.sandiegoaviators.com.
About World TeamTennis (WTT): World TeamTennis showcases the best in professional tennis with eight teams in major markets competing in the innovative team format for the King Trophy, the League’s championship trophy named after tennis icon and founder Billie Jean King. Since the League's debut, virtually every major champion of the Open era has played WTT, including Andre Agassi, Venus and Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Stefanie Graf, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Bob and Mike Bryan, Sloane Stephens, Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Naomi Osaka. Owned by innovator Fred Luddy and entrepreneur Eric Davidson, WTT's 44th season plays from July 14 to July 31, with the league semifinals set for Aug. 2 and the finals Aug. 3. CBS Sports is the official television broadcast partner of WTT. Learn more about the history and league champions of World TeamTennis on the history page.