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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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July 10, 2010 | By the Inquirer Staff
The New York Sportimes won every match except the men's doubles and beat the Freedoms, 24-17, in a World Team Tennis contest Friday night at Villanova. In the men's doubles, the Freedoms' Prakash Amritraj and Ramon Delgado beat New York's Robert Kendrick and Jesse Witten, 5 games to 4. The Freedoms next play Sunday in New York.  
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July 30, 2006 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Freedoms advanced to the World Team Tennis finals with a 23-17 (1-0 OT) win over the defending champion New York Sportimes last night. The Freedoms will face the host Newport Beach Breakers in today's finals. Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs opened play with a 5-3 victory in women's doubles over the Sportimes' pair of Cara Black and Ashley Harkleroad. Raymond then beat Harkleroad in women's singles, 5-2. Stubbs and Daniel Nestor won, 5-2, in mixed doubles. The Breakers came from behind to upset the top-seeded Sacramento Capitals, 19-18.
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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 8, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Freedoms, Philadelphia's entry in the World Team Tennis pro league, lost to the Delaware Smash, 18-16, last night in the season opener for both teams at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington. Scott Humphries and Paul Goldstein of the Smash defeated Nathan Healey and Andrew Florent of the Freedoms in doubles play to give Delaware the victory. The teams will meet again at 7 tonight, this time at Cabrini College in Radnor, the Freedoms' home court. Before tonight's match, WTT cofounder Billie Jean King will celebrate the 30-year anniversary of her "Battle of the Sexes" match with Bobby Riggs.
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July 19, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
RANDALL'S ISLAND, N.Y. — Martina Hingis is no longer among the top-ranked players, but she's still got game. Wednesday night, she easily defeated Karolina Pliskova, 5-1, to help lead the New York Sportimes to a 23-16 victory over the visiting Freedoms in World Team Tennis action. The Freedoms (4-3) host the Orange County Breakers on Thursday night at the Villanova Pavilion at 7 o'clock. On Friday, the Freedoms host the Sportimes (3-3) at the Pavilion. John McEnroe and Hingis are scheduled to play for New York in a match that will be televised on Comcast SportsNet.
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July 20, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
LUKA GREGORC won his singles match, then teamed with Jordan Kerr to win at doubles and lead the Freedoms to a 23-19 victory over the Orange County Breakers in World Team Tennis action at Villanova's Pavilion Thursday night. Gregorc beat John-Patrick Smith, 5-4, in singles. He and Kerr defeated Travis Parrott and Smith, 5-4, in doubles. On Friday night, the Freedoms will host the New York Sportimes, who will feature Martina Hingis and John McEnroe, at the Pavilion at 7 o'clock. The matches will be televised on Comcast SportsNet.
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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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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 26, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
John McEnroe is asked the same few questions all the time. Who's the next great tennis star? Where will he or she come from? And when? The former world No. 1 and winner of 17 major titles (singles and doubles) often gives the same response. "It's definitely something that I wish I knew the answer to," McEnroe said before a World TeamTennis match at Villanova's Pavilion on Wednesday. "Somewhere, that person's out there. If you have any idea, please let me know. " McEnroe played a pair of matches for the New York Sportimes against the Freedoms, falling, 5-1, in mixed doubles and losing in men's doubles, 5-0. The Freedoms beat the Sportimes (4-10)
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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 12, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
THE PAVILION at Villanova had some star power on the court for the first time since March. The hardwood was replaced by a tennis surface, and 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick took the court for the Springfield Lasers against the Philadelphia Freedoms in a World Team Tennis match. The Lasers took an early lead, and built on it through three sets. The Freedoms mounted a vigorous comeback in the fourth and fifth sets to send the match to overtime, but eventually fell, 23-20. The Freedoms dropped l to 0-3. The Lasers are 2-1. "It was a tight match," Freedoms coach Josh Cohen said.
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July 5, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
IT'S NOT HARD to understand why Freedoms tennis coach Josh Cohen is excited about the upcoming World Team Tennis season. The headliner on his six-member team is Sloane Stephens, the No. 2-ranked American woman, who earlier this week made it to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon before losing to Marion Bartoli. "She is one of the best female players in the league at this point," said Cohen, a former assistant at Penn. "We are very lucky to have her for five matches. " Stephens, of San Pedro, Calif., will play in three of the Freedoms' seven home matches at the Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University.
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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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July 22, 2012 | By Tyler Jett, Inquirer Staff Writer
John McEnroe turned back the clock for tennis fans Friday night with a vintage performance. Now, if only he could do that during the points themselves. Playing with the New York Sportimes during their 19-18 World TeamTennis victory in a super tiebreaker against the Freedoms at the Pavilion at Villanova, McEnroe argued with the umpire, slammed a ball into the net in frustration after a double fault, and once cocked his racket, preparing to chuck it after hitting a ball out of bounds.
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July 20, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
LUKA GREGORC won his singles match, then teamed with Jordan Kerr to win at doubles and lead the Freedoms to a 23-19 victory over the Orange County Breakers in World Team Tennis action at Villanova's Pavilion Thursday night. Gregorc beat John-Patrick Smith, 5-4, in singles. He and Kerr defeated Travis Parrott and Smith, 5-4, in doubles. On Friday night, the Freedoms will host the New York Sportimes, who will feature Martina Hingis and John McEnroe, at the Pavilion at 7 o'clock. The matches will be televised on Comcast SportsNet.
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July 19, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
RANDALL'S ISLAND, N.Y. — Martina Hingis is no longer among the top-ranked players, but she's still got game. Wednesday night, she easily defeated Karolina Pliskova, 5-1, to help lead the New York Sportimes to a 23-16 victory over the visiting Freedoms in World Team Tennis action. The Freedoms (4-3) host the Orange County Breakers on Thursday night at the Villanova Pavilion at 7 o'clock. On Friday, the Freedoms host the Sportimes (3-3) at the Pavilion. John McEnroe and Hingis are scheduled to play for New York in a match that will be televised on Comcast SportsNet.
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July 19, 2012 | daily news staff report
TENNIS LEGENDS John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Pat Rafter will compete in a PowerShares Series event on Nov. 2 at the Wells Fargo Center, part of a 12-city, 7-week tour. Other stars competing on the tour, formerly known as the Champions Series, will be fellow Grand Slam champions Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Michael Chang and Mats Wilander, as well as Davis Cup Champion Todd Martin. The athletes will compete for a share of a $1 million pool. The competitors will face off in two one-set semifinals, followed by a one-set final.
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July 17, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
TENNIS FANS are used to seeing doubles. But this was a bit much. The Freedoms defeated the Kansas City Explorers, 20-16, Monday night after twins Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova teamed up to beat Tetiana Luzhanska and Chanel Simmonds, 5-1, in the final match in World Team Tennis action at Villanova's Pavilion. That was two matches after Kansas City twins Bob and Mike Bryan downed Luka Gregorc and Jordan Kerr, 5-1, in men's doubles to give the Explorers a 12-10 lead.
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