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July 11, 2012 | Ed Barkowitz
SCHEDULE Home Matches (CAPS) at the Pavilion at Villanova Tickets start at $20. Website: PhiladelphiaFreedoms.com. Tuesday: SACRAMENTO CAPITALS, 7 Wednesday: BOSTON LOBSTERS, 7 Friday: at New York Sportimes, 7 Saturday: SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7 Sunday: at Washington Kastles, 7:10 Monday, July 16: KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS, 7 Wednesday, July 18: at New York Sportimes, 7 Thursday, July 19: ORANGE COUNTY...
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March 29, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
For the first time in four years, seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams is returning to the Philadelphia area when she visits Villanova's Pavilion with the Washington Kastles. Williams and the Kastles will challenge the Freedoms on July 17 in a World TeamTennis match. Williams likely will face American Vicky Duval, in her second season with the Freedoms. Last year, Duval upset 2011 champion Samantha Stosur in the U.S. Open. The Freedoms roster includes Marcelo Melo, the No. 5-ranked men's doubles player in the world, returning multi-time Grand Slam doubles champion Liezel Huber and Canadian Davis Cup stalwart Frank Dancevic.
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July 22, 2014 | Staff Report
MANCHESTER, Mass. - The Freedoms (7-4) won four of five matches en route to a 23-21 victory over the Boston Lobsters (1-10) last night. Philadelphia's Frank Dancevic defeated John Isner ( No. 12 in the ATP world rankings), 5-4. In men's doubles, Dancevic teamed with Marcelo Melo to defeat Isner and Rik de Voest, 5-4. In women's doubles, the Freedom's Liezel Huber and Taylor Townsend downed Sharon Fichman and Megan Moulton-Levy, 5-4. And in mixed doubles, Huber and Melo defeated def. Sharon Fichman and Isner, 5-4.  
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July 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
WASHINGTON — The Freedoms lost to the Washington Kastles, 21-16, in World Team Tennis action Tuesday night. With the match tied, 16-16, Luka Gregorc had a chance to seal a victory for the Freedoms with a win in men's singles. But Gregorc was shut out, 5-0, by Bobby Reynolds as the Freedoms (4-7) fell to the Kastles (11-0) for the second time in 10 days. In women's singles, the Freedoms' Kristyna Pliskova lost to Edina Gallovits-Hall, 5-3. In women's doubles, Kristyna also teamed with her twin Karolina for a 5-2 victory over Gallovits-Hall and Raquel Kops-Jones.
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July 14, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE DOUBLES team of Victoria Duvel and Liezel Huber secured the Freedoms' 20-19 overtime win over the host New York Sportimes at SEFCU Arena at University at Albany last night. Duvel and Huber bounced back after losing their regulation match, allowing the Sportimes (2-3) to pull into a tie and forcing the overtime play. Also winning their matches for the Freedoms (1-3): the men's doubles team of Samuel Groth and Jordan Kerr and the mixed doubles team of Groth and Huber. Duvel also won her singles match.
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July 6, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
THE FREEDOMS will open their season as a part of Mylan World TeamTennis tomorrow night at Springfield without one of their rising stars. Victoria Duval, 18, announced yesterday that she will miss the season as she undergoes treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. "I am truly devastated about having to miss the WTT season and competing with my Philadelphia teammates," Duval, who was set to play her second season with the Freedoms, said in a statement. "I will be cheering from home, though.
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July 1, 2005 | By Michael D. Schaffer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Martina Hingis, whose professional tennis career was cut short by ankle injuries three years ago, will make her World Team Tennis debut in Radnor on Tuesday night. Hingis, 24, will take the court for the New York Sportimes when they face the Philadelphia Freedoms at 7 p.m. at Cabrini College. "It's my first appearance," Hingis said in a conference call with reporters yesterday. "I don't want to disappoint the team. " Hingis, formerly the top women's player in the world, is the winner of five Grand Slam singles championships and nine Grand Slam doubles titles.
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July 18, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Freedoms turned back the clock to the 1970s for their home opener Thursday night against the Boston Lobsters, marking the 40th season of World Team Tennis play. To celebrate the psychedelic '70s, fans received tickets with a retro design and were serenaded by songs from the decade between points during Boston's 21-17 win at Villanova's Pavilion. Freedoms owner and tennis legend Billie Jean King even busted a move when "Disco Inferno" came over the loudspeakers. World Team Tennis got its start in 1974 when King brought the decade's wave of gender-equality activism to her sport.
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July 30, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
After the match started, the first reminder of its importance to the Freedoms' season came at 7:22 p.m. "Come on, folks," the PA announcer said to the crowd at the Pavilion at Villanova University. "They win and they're in the playoffs. " But while the Freedoms' playoff hopes are still alive, they couldn't clinch in a 19-17 loss to the Boston Lobsters in their season finale Tuesday night. Now the Freedoms (5-9), who hold the deciding tiebreaker of total head-to-head games won over the Lobsters this season, will need the Lobsters (5-8)
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July 18, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Freedoms turned back the clock to the 1970s for their home opener Thursday night against the Boston Lobsters, marking the 40th season of World Team Tennis play. To celebrate the psychedelic '70s, fans received tickets with a retro design and were serenaded by songs from the decade between points during Boston's 21-17 win at Villanova's Pavilion. Freedoms owner and tennis legend Billie Jean King even busted a move when "Disco Inferno" came over the loudspeakers. World Team Tennis got its start in 1974 when King brought the decade's wave of gender-equality activism to her sport.
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July 24, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Taylor Townsend scored a 5-0 win in women's singles on Tuesday night, and the Freedoms won all five of their matches en route to a 25-6 victory over the Boston Lobsters in World TeamTennis at the Villanova Pavilion. The 18-year-old Townsend defeated Boston's Julia Cohen in the second match of the night. She later teamed with Liezel Huber to win, 5-0, in women's doubles against Cohen and Megan Moulton-Levy. Huber capped the night with a 5-1 win in mixed doubles. She teamed with Marcelo Melo to defeat Moulton-Levy and James Cerretani.
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July 22, 2014 | Staff Report
MANCHESTER, Mass. - The Freedoms (7-4) won four of five matches en route to a 23-21 victory over the Boston Lobsters (1-10) last night. Philadelphia's Frank Dancevic defeated John Isner ( No. 12 in the ATP world rankings), 5-4. In men's doubles, Dancevic teamed with Marcelo Melo to defeat Isner and Rik de Voest, 5-4. In women's doubles, the Freedom's Liezel Huber and Taylor Townsend downed Sharon Fichman and Megan Moulton-Levy, 5-4. And in mixed doubles, Huber and Melo defeated def. Sharon Fichman and Isner, 5-4.  
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July 22, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN JUAN Martin del Potro defeated Andy Roddick in the fourth round of the 2012 U.S. Open, the book was closed on Roddick's career as a touring pro. The then-30-year-old Roddick announced before the tournament, which he had won in 2003, that his days on tour were over. But that doesn't mean he doesn't remain competitive. Last night, Roddick helped lead the Austin Aces - the World TeamTennis team he co-owns - to a 21-18 win over the Freedoms at the Villanova Pavilion. Roddick teamed with Treat Huey in the final match of the night to defeat Frank Dancevic and Marcelo Melo, 5-3, and snap the Freedom's five-match winning streak.
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July 6, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
THE FREEDOMS will open their season as a part of Mylan World TeamTennis tomorrow night at Springfield without one of their rising stars. Victoria Duval, 18, announced yesterday that she will miss the season as she undergoes treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. "I am truly devastated about having to miss the WTT season and competing with my Philadelphia teammates," Duval, who was set to play her second season with the Freedoms, said in a statement. "I will be cheering from home, though.
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March 29, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
For the first time in four years, seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams is returning to the Philadelphia area when she visits Villanova's Pavilion with the Washington Kastles. Williams and the Kastles will challenge the Freedoms on July 17 in a World TeamTennis match. Williams likely will face American Vicky Duval, in her second season with the Freedoms. Last year, Duval upset 2011 champion Samantha Stosur in the U.S. Open. The Freedoms roster includes Marcelo Melo, the No. 5-ranked men's doubles player in the world, returning multi-time Grand Slam doubles champion Liezel Huber and Canadian Davis Cup stalwart Frank Dancevic.
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July 25, 2013
The Freedoms (4-9) lost to the Boston Lobsters, 22-18, in World TeamTennis action on Tuesday night at the Pavilion at Villanova University. Samuel Groth opened the contest with a 5-2 win in men's singles over Boston's Amir Weintraub , but the Lobsters (5-8) won the next four matches. Weintraub and Eric Butorac edged Groth and Jordan Kerr , 5-4, in men's doubles to seal Boston's win. NBA: The Dallas Mavericks signed free-agent guard Monta Ellis to a reported three-year contract for between $25 million and $30 million.
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July 14, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE DOUBLES team of Victoria Duvel and Liezel Huber secured the Freedoms' 20-19 overtime win over the host New York Sportimes at SEFCU Arena at University at Albany last night. Duvel and Huber bounced back after losing their regulation match, allowing the Sportimes (2-3) to pull into a tie and forcing the overtime play. Also winning their matches for the Freedoms (1-3): the men's doubles team of Samuel Groth and Jordan Kerr and the mixed doubles team of Groth and Huber. Duvel also won her singles match.
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March 15, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
The Freedoms selected Jessica Pegula as their first-round pick on Wednesday in the World TeamTennis roster draft. Pegula, a 19-year-old WTT rookie, has a WTA singles ranking of 142 and doubles ranking of 96. She is the daughter of Penn State benefactor Terry Pegula, who owns the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and AHL's Rochester Americans. In the second round, the Freedoms drafted doubles specialist and 2011 WTT female MVP Liezel Huber. The third-round pick was Australian Samuel Groth, best known for hitting the fastest recorded serve in tennis history (163.4 m.p.h.)
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