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Branson TennisMEET THE NEW LEGENDS…

13-14 FEBRUARY 2015

THE COURT AT

FESTIVAL GREEN, CAMANA BAY, GRAND CAYMAN

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS – Jan 6, 2015 – Back for its 12th year, will again be a showcase event on the Cayman sporting calendar. Tennis Hall of Fame legends join Grand Slam Champions, World #1s and celebrity guests on the Court at Camana Bay for two nights of exhibition entertainment under the Caribbean stars. Events include men’s singles, mixed doubles and celebrity doubles. The players for this year include, Anna Kournikova, Lindsay Davenport, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, Murphy Jensen and special guest Sir Richard Branson.

“It’s exciting to be returning to Cayman and to be playing again in the Legends Tennis tournament. My trip down in 2012 was a wonderful one benefiting local non-profit Junior Achievement at Camana Bay and Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of . I look forward to visiting again, participating in the Summit, seeing familiar faces and chasing the ball.” – Sir Richard Branson, Founder, .

In the lively town of Camana Bay, Legends Tennis will be showcased on a new court facility, with stadium seating used to create an intimate setting for approximately 1,000 people. With seating around three sides of the court and a steady breeze from the Caribbean Sea coming from Cayman’s North Sound, the Legends Tennis site competes as one of the most picturesque tennis stadiums in the world.

“We are very excited to bring the Legends Tennis event back to the Cayman Islands with some of the most recognizable names in tennis in February 2015. Legends is set to be an amazing two days of fun and entertaining tennis for all ages and will be a great way to open our brand new tennis facility at Camana Bay.” – Jeff Wight, Event Director.

 

2015 PLAYERS:

JIM COURIER

In the early 90s he dominated the men’s professional tennis circuit with a game he fashioned out of grit, determination and a punishing inside-out forehand. He was the first in his class – which includes Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi – to hold the No. 1 world ranking. In 2005, Jim was elected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 1989 he won his first ATP Tour title in singles (Basel) and doubles (Rome, with Pete Sampras) at age 19.
  • Courier captured his first Grand Slam in 1991 at the French Open, beating Andre Agassi in the first all-American final at Roland-Garros since 1954.
  • He achieved World No.1 ranking in 1992 and was named ATP Tour player of the year.
  • He won a total of four Grand Slam titles (two French, two Australian).
  • Jim played on two winning U.S. Davis Cup teams 192 and 1995). His overall record is 17-10 in 14 ties. In the 102-year history of the Davis Cup, no other American has ever taken his team into a fifth set of the deciding match and won. Courier did it twice.
  • He finished 2004 with the No.1 world ranking on the Delta Champions Tour, winning the year-end tour champions event.
  • 29 career titles – 23 in singles; 6 in doubles.

ANDY RODDICK

AR16BIOGRAPHY

Andy Roddick was the top American tennis player for nearly a decade. He finished nine consecutive seasons in the Top 10 in the ATP rankings and reached No.1 in the rankings in 2003. Roddick, best known for his powerful serve, won the 2003 U.S. Open and reached 4 other Grand Slam Finals.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2000, Roddick won two Junior Grand Slam Titles, the Junior Australian Open and the Junior U.S. Open.
  • He won the 2003 U.S. Open, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets.
  • In the 2009 Wimbledon final, one of his most memorable matches, Roddick held serve 37 consecutive games before falling to Rodger Federer in 5 sets.
  • He achieved World No.1 ranking in November 2003. Andy held the No.1 spot for 13 weeks.
  • During the 2004 Davis Cup Semifinals, Roddick hit the fastest recorded serve in history (at the time), 155 miles per hour.
  • 36 Career Titles – 32 in singles; 4 in doubles.

ANNA KOURNIKOVA

Kournikova1BIOGRAPHY

Anna Kournikova is a former World No. 1 doubles player. She won the Australian open in 1999 and 2002, playing both tournaments with Martina Hingis. Kournikova was also a top 10 singles player, reaching a No. 8 World Ranking in 2000. Since retiring from tennis, she appeared as a trainer on Season 12 of The Biggest Loser and served as a Global Ambassador for Population Services International’s “Five & Alive” program, addressing health crises facing children.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Her professional tennis debut came at age 14, competing in the Fed Cup for Russia.
  • Won Two Australian Open Titles playing with Martina Hingis in 1999 and 2002.
  • At age 15, Anna reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open.
  • At age 16 she reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon.
  • In 1998, during the Paris Indoors, her fastest serve was clocked at 111 mph.
  • She achieved a world #1 ranking in doubles in 1999.
  • Anna reached her highest singles ranking, #8 in the World, in 2000.
  • 16 Career WTA Doubles Titles.

LINDSAY DAVENPORT

BIOGRAPHY

Lindsay Davenport is a former World No. 1 player. During her career, she won three Grand Slam singles titles, an Olympic gold medal in singles and held the World No. 1 ranking on eight occasions. Davenport was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Davenport captured her first Grand Slam Singles Title at the 1998 U.S. Open.
  • Won her second Grand Slam Singles Title at Wimbledon in 1999.
  • Won her third Grand Slam Title at the Australian Open in 2000.
  • She won a gold medal in singles at the 1996 Olympics.
  • Davenport won three grand slam doubles titles – 1996 French Open, 1997 U.S. Open, 1999 Wimbledon.
  • Achieved a world #1 doubles ranking in 1997.
  • She achieved a world #1 singles ranking in 1998.
  • 93 Career WTA Titles – 55 in singles; 38 in doubles.

MURPHY JENSEN

BIOGRAPHY

Murphy is best known for winning the 1993 French Open Doubles Title with his brother, Luke Jensen. Since retiring from tennis, Jensen has acted in films such as Wimbledon and more recently Tennis, Anyone? He has also hosted several programs on Tennis Channel, including Open Access and Murphy’s Guide. Murphy is currently the coach of the Washington Kastles World TeamTennis Team.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • He reached his highest ranking, #17 in the World in doubles, in 1993.
  • Won the 1993 French Open Double Title playing with his brother, Luke Jensen.
  • Appeared in the movie “Wimbledon” opposite Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany in 2004.
  • Won 4 Career ATP Doubles Titles.

SIR RICHARD BRANSON

Founder

Virgin Group

Sir Richard Branson’s first of over 200 companies was Student magazine – a publication he launched as a 16-year old. From his early days in the publishing business to launching Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, Virgin Unite and the rest of the companies and not-for-profit organisations comprising the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson has established himself as one of the world’s most successful and well known serial-entrepreneurs. Spanning 30 countries, Branson’s Virgin companies touch literally every corner of the globe. A founding member of The Elders as well as at least a dozen other philanthropic organisations, Branson’s philosophy encourages and teaches expressing entrepreneurial approaches to social and environmental issues. In addition to his entrepreneurial and charitable exploits, Sir Richard is an avid adventurer, sailor, balloonist, author and actor.

WHAT:                        Legends Tennis

WHEN:                       February 13-14, 2015

WHERE:                      Festival Green, Camana Bay, Grand Cayman

TICKETS:                   General Admission CI$50, on sale at:

Discovery Centre, Camana Bay

All Blackbeard’s locations

Limited VIP Corporate packages are available – contact [email protected]

for further information

WEBSITE:                  www.legendscayman.com

EVENT SPONSORS:   DART

KPMG

RITZ CARLTON

MOET & CHANDON

GREY GOOSE

SECURITY CENTRE

ISLAND AIR

MAJESTIC TOURS

DMS BROADCASTING

WALKERS

EFG

CONTACT:                 Natalie Toole: (345) 640 3353 or [email protected]

 

 

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