World TeamTennis ( WTT ) returned to Chicago July 27, for WTT Chicago presented by Magellan. The Philadelphia Freedoms faced off against the Washington Kastles at the XS Tennis Village, 5336 S. State St.
The Freedomsowned by Billie Jean King and coached by Grand Slam-winning coach Craig Kardonhas a roster composed of 2017 U.S. Open singles champion Sloane Stephens, Chicago native Taylor Townsend, Fabrice Martin and Kevin King. The six-time WTT champion Kastles has 1993 French Open doubles champion Murphy Jensen as coach, and featured Madison Brengle, Nicole Melichar, Robert Lindstedt and Tennys Sandgren.
A portion of the proceeds from this match benefited the XS Tennis and Education Foundation, which serves underserved Chicago youth with a pathway to college through sports and academics.