Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina to partner in San Antonio team event


Venus Williams and Elina Svitolina will be among tennis players contesting the inaugural San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships benefiting children from Compton to Kyiv. The event featuring ten ATP and WTA pros will take place at Freeman Coliseum from November 10th to 12th, 2023.

Venus Williams Elina Svitolina Wimbledon 2023
Photo credit: Robert Prange 2023

The San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships will feature two teams consisting of top ATP & WTA players, college players and exceptional junior players from Texas.

The San Antonio Smash, captained by Wayne Bryan, will be led by Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina, John Isner, Bob Bryan, and JJ Wolf. The Austin Capitals will be headed up by Sloane Stephens, Peyton Stearns, Gael Monfils, Mike Bryan and Jack Sock.

In addition to these exceptional professionals, the event will also showcase the talents of college players from Baylor, UT Austin, Texas A&M, UTSA, UTPB, Trinity, and Southwestern. Promising junior players from John Newcomb’s Tennis Ranch and Austin Tennis Academy will round out the teams, ensuring an exhilarating competition for all.

“San Antonio has a rich tennis history and we are excited to make this an annual event,” said Jenny Carnes, Executive Director of San Antonio Sports. “The San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships will provide tennis fans the opportunity to see world class tennis at the only professional event in Texas to feature both top ranked men and women professionals.”

“We are excited to welcome so many great players to San Antonio and look forward to world class tennis at Freeman Coliseum,” said Tim Stallard. “The three-day event will benefit SA Sports iPlay Program, Bush ACE Outreach Program and several of the players’ nonprofit foundations benefitting children from Compton to Kyiv and throughout Texas.”

For more information on the San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships, visit VIP packages are available now. Tickets will officially go on sale August 26th at 10:00 am at

UPDATE: Victoria Azarenka and Kim Clijsters will replace Elina Svitolina and Sofia Kenin at the San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships.


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