41st season begins July 31 highlighted by Forest Hills debut

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 13, 2016) – A return to one of tennis’ most iconic venues will kick off the 2016 regular season of Mylan World TeamTennis as the New York Empire make their debut against the 5-time defending champion Washington Kastles on Sunday, July 31 at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. 

The action-packed two week Mylan WTT regular season, which runs July 31 through August 13, also includes former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, top Americans John Isner and the doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan, former US Open champion Andy Roddick and the WTA’s top doubles star Martina Hingis among those seeking to lead their team to the King Trophy, named after league co-founder Billie Jean King. Other marquee names on board for the 2016 season include American standouts James Blake and Mardy Fish. 

Wozniacki returns to the league for the first time in a decade to play two matches for the Philadelphia Freedoms. She starts the season on the road in New York on August 1 before making her home debut in Philadelphia on August 2.

Some of America’s most successful and popular American men also hit the multi-colored Mylan WTT courts this summer. The 2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick will help introduce the league’s newest entry, the New York Empire, to Mylan World TeamTennis. Roddick, a former world No. 1, returns for his 9th season with a home match on August 9 and a road match in Philadelphia on August 10. Roddick is joined on the Empire by Christina McHale who was the top overall roster player selection in the 2016 Draft. McHale, who is a resident of nearby Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is playing her first season.

John Isner, the top-ranked American male on the ATP World Tour, returns for his second consecutive season with the Springfield Lasers and his 6th season overall. Isner will play in Springfield on August 11 when the Lasers host the San Diego Aviators.

Mardy Fish, a former world No. 7 standout, will play the entire season for the Kastles. In the first week of the season, his Kastles teammates will include current world No. 39 Sam Querrey, and three of the sport’s greatest doubles players, Bob and Mike Bryan (August 1) and WTA world No. 1 in doubles Martina Hingis (August 1-2).
Former world No. 4 James Blake also kicks off the season for the San Diego Aviators with a home match on July 31 against their Southern California rival Orange County Breakers.

The top two teams from the regular season advance to the Mylan WTT Finals presented by Citi on Friday, August 26 at Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club. The Kastles won a record fifth consecutive title in 2015, their sixth overall championship. Washington will be looking to rewrite the record books in 2016 by winning a record seventh Mylan WTT title.

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Mylan World TeamTennis - 2016 schedule

Sunday, July 31
Washington @ New York 
Philadelphia @ Springfield 
Orange County @ San Diego (James Blake-SAN)

Monday, August 1
Philadelphia (Caroline Wozniacki-PHL) @ New York 
Springfield @ Washington (Bob & Mike Bryan/Martina Hingis-WAS) 
San Diego @ Orange County 

Tuesday, August 2
Springfield @ Philadelphia (Caroline Wozniacki-PHL)
New York @ Washington (Martina Hingis-WAS)
Orange County @ San Diego

Wednesday, August 3
Springfield @ New York 
Philadelphia @ Washington
San Diego @ Orange County 

Thursday, August 4
Springfield @ Philadelphia 

Friday, August 5
New York @ San Diego 
Washington @ Orange County 

Saturday, August 6
Philadelphia @ Springfield 
Washington @ San Diego 
New York @ Orange County 

Sunday, August 7
Springfield @ San Diego 
Philadelphia @ Orange County 

Monday, August 8
New York @ Washington 
Philadelphia @ San Diego 

Tuesday, August 9
Washington @ New York (Andy Roddick-NYE)
Springfield @ Orange County 

Wednesday, August 10
New York (Andy Roddick-NYE) @ Philadelphia 
San Diego @ Washington 
Orange County @ Springfield

Thursday, August 11
Orange County @ New York 
Washington @ Philadelphia
San Diego @ Springfield (John Isner-SPR)

Friday, August 12
San Diego @ New York
Orange County @ Philadelphia
Washington @ Springfield

Saturday, August 13
San Diego @ Philadelphia
Orange County @ Washington
New York @ Springfield

Mylan WTT Finals presented by Citi:
The top two teams from the regular season advance to the Mylan WTT Finals presented by Citi at 4:00 pm ET on Friday, August 26 at Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.

- Marquee players in parentheses (NOTE: Marquee player Mardy Fish is scheduled to play the full season for the Washington Kastles).
- Schedule/players subject to change
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Teams/Venues/Match Start Time/Websites
NEW YORK EMPIRE – Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, N.Y. // 7:00pm ET except July 31 at 6pm ET //
ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS – Breakers Stadium at Newport Beach Tennis Club // Newport Beach, Calif. // 7:00pm PT //
PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS - The Pavilion at Villanova University, Villanova, Pa. // 7:00 pm ET //
SAN DIEGO AVIATORS - Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, Calif. // 7:00 pm PT //
SPRINGFIELD LASERS - Mediacom Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex, Springfield, Mo. // 7:00 pm CT //
WASHINGTON KASTLES - Kastles Stadium at the Smith Center, Washington, D.C. // 7:00 pm ET //


Media Contact:  Rosie Crews, Mylan WTT ( PH: 817-691-5424

About Mylan World TeamTennis:
Mylan World TeamTennis is the innovative leader in professional team tennis competition and features many of the world’s best players competing annually for the King Trophy, the league’s championship trophy named after co-founder Billie Jean King. In 2015, Mylan WTT became only the fifth major professional team sports league in the United States to reach the 40th season mark, joining an elite list that includes the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.

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