Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf to Play at Roland Garros
Published by Aaress Lawless on May 19, 2009
The most celebrated tennis couple in the world will play at the 2009 French Open in Paris.
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf are scheduled to contest a special exhibition tennis match on Saturday, June 6 at 11 am on Court 7.
The match, sponsored by Longines, is in honor of the tenth anniversary of the couple’s 1999 singles championship wins. That year would prove to be Agassi’s one and only Roland Garros success, while it was Graf’s sixth and final triumph.
Agassi and Graf will also play with ten young players from around the world, followed by a special gala and auction benefiting the Andre Agassi Foundation and Children for Tomorrow.
Agassi Back, Debuts July 2009 in World TeamTennis League
Andre Agassi will return to professional team tennis competition this summer, playing two matches for the Philadelphia Freedoms of the Advanta World TeamTennis Pro League.
The 2009 Advanta WTT Pro League schedule includes 73 matches in 10 markets, beginning July 2 and running through July 26. The Eastern and Western Conference Champions will battle for the Advanta WTT Championship title on July 26.
Agassi, who previously played World TeamTennis from 2002 to 2004, will play for the Freedoms on July 10 in Philadelphia and one road match on July 17 in Newport Beach, Calif.
"Playing World TeamTennis is a great experience," Agassi said. "Team play is a terrific way to showcase tennis, especially for kids. WTT is competitive, it's fun and there's a really great energy from the fans. I'm looking forward to playing WTT again."
Agassi won 60 career singles titles including eight Grand Slams.
"It's exciting to have Andre back in the Advanta World TeamTennis Pro League," said WTT CEO/Commissioner Ilana Kloss. "Not only is he one of the game's greatest ambassadors, but he has a
unique connection with fans. He always brings something special to the court."
Agassi joins previously-announced 2009 marquee players including Serena Williams (Washington Kastles), Venus Williams (Philadelphia Freedoms), Martina Navratilova (Boston Lobsters), John McEnroe (New York Sportimes); Anna Kournikova (St. Louis Aces), Michael Chang (Sacramento Capitals) and Bob and Mike Bryan (Kansas City Explorers).