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Pro Tennis World Open Offers USTA Member Discounts

February 18, 2005 11:59 AM

There’s a new pro sports team in South Florida:  the Pro Tennis World Open and 790 “The Ticket” Sports Talk radio!

Broward County’s only professional ATP tennis tournament, the Pro Tennis World Open, announced today that 790 “The Ticket” has joined the City of Sunrise as Presenting Sponsor for the event, March 13-20 at Sunrise Tennis Club in Sunrise, Florida.   And Tuesday March 15th is USTA Day!  All USTA members will receive a ticket discount of 20%.

Latest News - March 12:

(Sunrise, FL) - Australian Mark Philippoussis will play singles at the Pro Tennis World Open, Tournament Director Gabe Norona announced Saturday. Nicknamed the "Scud" for his 142-mph missile-like serves, Mark Philippoussis is one of the best talents in tennis, with ten singles titles under his belt. Philippoussis has been rated as high as no. 8 in singles (1999), and is currently 157 in the 2005 Indesit ATP race.

Philippoussis received a wild card into the Pacific Life Open Masters Series event in Indian Wells, CA this year, which runs concurrently with the Pro Tennis World Open; but lost first round to qualifier Gregory Carraz (FRA) on March 11. He was then admitted into the PTWO as a wild card. The tournament retains two more WCs, which will be awarded Monday, March 14th (Qualifying day). The four winning qualifiers will complete the main draw for 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. Round one of the ATP Challenger begins Tuesday, March 15th at noon, Sunrise Tennis Club, 9605 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, Florida; and runs through March 20

This year the field is expected to be even stronger, according to Tournament Director Gabe Norona; and attendance will increase at the event’s new venue, Sunrise Tennis Club in West Broward County.  “We’ve had a whole year to publicize our tournament, and our partnership with 790 The Ticket is key to getting the word out,” Norona says.  “We’re committed to giving fans what they want – the world’s greatest tennis players, an exciting venue – and excellent regional media coverage, with 790 Sports Talk radio taking the lead.”

See Tournament Schedule [PDF] for more information.

For more information visit the Pro Tennis World Open web site:






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