Top-Ranked American and World No. 4 Singles Player Sofia Kenin to Play Full Season Alongside Freedoms Veterans – Taylor Townsend, Fabrice Martin and Donald Young – and Top American Doubles Star Caroline Dolehide!
All Freedoms Matches Will Be Televised on CBS, CBS Sports Network, Tennis Channel or the ESPN Family of Networks or Live-Streamed on Facebook Watch, ESPN+ or WTT.com
Team to Kick-Off Season Against the Orange County Breakers on July 13 at 9 pm on CBS Sports Network
The top-ranked American and No. 4 Women’s Singles player in the world, Sofia Kenin, will play for the Philadelphia Freedoms during the 2020 World TeamTennis (WTT) season at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The Freedoms season begins on Monday, July 13 at 9 p.m. against the Orange County Breakers and Wimbledon Finalist Milos Raonic. The match will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
The Freedoms remaining 13 matches will be televised on CBS, CBS Sports Network, Tennis Channel or the ESPN Family of Networks or Live-Streamed on Facebook Watch, ESPN+ or WTT.com.
The Freedoms, led by two-time defending WTT Coach of the Year Craig Kardon, will be competing to qualify for the WTT playoffs for the third consecutive season. Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open Women’s Singles Champion, will take the court with a trio of Freedoms veterans – Taylor Townsend, Fabrice Martin and Donald Young Jr. – and American doubles star Caroline Dolehide.
Taylor Townsend returns for her sixth season with the Freedoms. The 2018 World TeamTennis Female MVP was named a 2020 WTT All-Star after breakout 2018 and 2019 seasons, during which she won 18 straight women’s singles matches. Townsend captured the hearts of Americans last summer after a historic U.S. Open run, during which she beat Grand Slam Champion, Simona Halep.
Fabrice Martin, French men’s doubles star, is back for his fifth consecutive season with the team. The Frenchman won 2016 WTT Male Rookie of the Year and has since been one of the league’s top Men’s and Mixed Doubles Players. Martin is a top-5 French doubles player and is currently ranked No. 24 in the World.
After playing three matches for the Freedoms in 2019, Donald Young Jr. is back and will be the Freedoms men’s singles specialist in 2020. Young, a talented singles and doubles player, most notably reached the 2017 Roland Garros Men’s Doubles Final. 2020 will mark his fourth season wearing Freedoms red and blue.
American women’s doubles star, Caroline Dolehide, will make her Freedoms and WTT debut this summer. Dolehide is the No. 3 ranked American women’s doubles player and boasts a career high ranking of No. 30 in the world. In her career, Dolehide has won 13-career ITF Titles (7 doubles) and reached the Women’s Doubles Semifinals at the 2019 U.S. Open.
The team will play 14 matches in the span of 18 days against the top tennis players in the world. The Freedoms will take on the Vegas Rollers and the winningest doubles team in the history of tennis, the Bryan Brothers – Bob and Mike – on Wednesday July 22 at 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. The Chicago Smash, WTT’s newest franchise, is led by former Freedoms’ star and 2017 U.S. Open Women’s Singles Champion Sloane Stephens. The Smash and the Freedoms meet on Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 29.
Full 2020 Philadelphia Freedoms Schedule
- Monday, July 13 vs. Orange County Breakers at 9 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 14 vs. Springfield Lasers at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 15 vs. New York Empire at 3 p.m.
- Friday, July 17 vs. Washington Kastles at 9 a.m.
- Saturday, July 18 vs. Springfield Lasers at 4 p.m.
- Monday, July 20 vs. Washington Kastles at 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 21 vs. Chicago Smash at 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 22 vs. Vegas Rollers at 7 p.m.
- Friday, July 24 vs. Orange County Breakers at 3 p.m.
- Saturday, July 25 vs. Orlando Storm at 9 a.m.
- Sunday, July 26 vs.San Diego Aviators at 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 28 vs. San Diego Aviators at 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 29 vs. Chicago Smash at 11 a.m.
- Thursday, July 30 vs. New York Empire at 9 a.m.