The WTA calendar and the United States have a new event – the International-level tournament called the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Tennis Championships. It will take place from July 25th to July 31st and will be held at the Tennis Center at College Park, Washington DC.
Israeli Shahar Peer will headline the field this year. Also participating will be Lucie Safarova, former No.4 Jelena Dokic and Americans Melanie Oudin and Sloane Stephens.
The official website of the tournament is www.midatlanticwtc.com, though it’s not rich in information yet.
I hope this will be an advantage to those American tennis players and help them regain their spots in the top 10. I want Serena back in the spotlight! http://www.tennisround.com
I hope this tournament does well.
But they do need to get some form of info out to the public.
DC is an interesting choice for a tournament. I have been to DC twice. that time of year can be really hot. DC also is very different from how it is portrayed in the media. My true favorite tennis played lived in the city for a few years. Their world team tennis team the Washington Kastles play in a parking lot. I really hope it does well and I pray ESPN will cover it.