October 22, 2009
Serena to play Barbados Tennis Exhibition
Eleven-time Grand Slam champion and world number one tennis player Serena Williams will play in Barbados next month at the Wildey Gymnasium for the country’s biggest ever exhibition game. Williams will be joined by US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki, the world number five in a mixed doubles game with two locally-based players. Details of the high-profiled event were released by director of the Barbados Invitational Tennis Exhibition (BITE) Barry Gale today during a press conference confirming the participation of the two top players at the Sugar Hill Resort in Westmoreland.
Titled “Tennis pon de rock”, the two-day event, beginning on November 28, opens with a fantasy camp for Barbados’ best junior players with the two tennis stars before they take the court later that day to play in their last singles match of the season. “The two will definitely be going for it even though it’s an exhibition,” noted event organiser Kodi Lewis, who expects both women to play at a high level. “There’s always that level of competitiveness, even in an exhibition setting, so it should be highly competitive.” Tickets for both days’ events are expected to go on sale from this weekend.