New York Empire begins inaugural season at Forest Hills Stadium

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Coach Patrick McEnroe and star player Christina McHale

Coach Patrick McEnroe and star player Christina McHale

Professional tennis is coming back to Forest Hills this weekend.

The Mylan World Team Tennis squad, coached by Patrick McEnroe, will compete in six home matches at historic Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club starting July 31. The Sunday match will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Some highlights include:

• Sunday, July 31: US Open and WTT Champions King and Wade join the Empire in a pre-match Opening Night Ceremony to launch the team’s inaugural season as it takes on the five-time defending champion Washington Kastles.

• Monday, August 1: Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and the Philadelphia Freedoms visit.

• Wednesday, August 3: LGBTQ Pride Night when the Empire take on the Springfield Lasers. The Stonewall Chorale will sing the National Anthem.

• Tuesday, August 9: Former world number one and marquee player Andy Roddick joins the Empire in his first appearance ever at Forest Hills Stadium in a rematch with the Kastles.

In addition to marquee player Roddick, the Empire’s full season roster also includes New Jersey resident Christina McHale, whose epic second-round matchup with Serena Williams was one of the highlights of the fortnight at Wimbledon.

Rounding out the Empire roster are Guido Pella of Argentina and doubles specialists María Irigoyen, also of Argentina, and Oliver Marach of Austria.

Read the full story at: Queens Ledger – New York Empire ready to kick off inaugural season

You can also purchase tickets here.

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