She will return to Philadelphia on Tuesday when the Freedoms host the Aces in the Pavilion at Villanova. The last time she played at Villanova, in 2000, Kournikova won the Advanta Championships doubles title with her partner, Martina Hingis.
Kournikova is scheduled to play in four matches this season. She begins Saturday night with her doubles partner, Lindsay Davenport, at home. Then, she'll take in three matches on the road on consecutive days.
"Honestly, it's perfect for me," she said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters. "It's four matches within six days. The travel is kind of hard just because you have to travel and play three days in a row in three different cities . . . [but] I love that kind of format, just in a week, fast-paced. I'd rather get on the road and stay on the road instead of getting in and out. I like this. I really do."
Sportimes 20, Freedoms 19
New York's Abigail Spears defeated Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, 5-2, in women's singles to clinch the match for the host Sportimes.
The Freedoms' Andy Roddick topped John McEnroe in men's singles, 5-4. Roddick and Courtney Nagle defeated Robert Kendrick and Abigail Spears in mixed doubles, 5-2.
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