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Sampras, Courier Headline Seniors Tennis Charlotte

July 22, 2009 Pete Sampras will lead the field of champions returning to The Palisades Country Club in Charlotte to compete in the $150,000 Breezeplay Championships at The Palisades, to be held September 24-27. Joining Sampras to compete on the hard court stadium court at The Palisades will be defending champion Jim Courier, Hall of Famer Mats Wilander and three-time finalist Todd Martin. Sampras will be competing in Charlotte for a second time after capturing the title in 2007. The seven-time Wimbledon champion and owner of 14 major singles titles won the title in Charlotte two years ago defeating Todd Martin 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. Earlier this year, Sampras won Outback Champions Series events in Boston and Los Cabos, Mexico. He will be seeking his sixth career Outback Champions Series … Read entire article »

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Interview with Pete Sampras – LA Tennis Open

LA TENNIS OPEN MEDIA CONFERENCE July 14, 2009 Pete Sampras PETE HOLTERMANN: I’d like to welcome everyone. I’m Pete Holtermann, media director for the L.A. Open Presented by Farmers Insurance Group. We’re on the line with Pete Sampras, because he’s going to be our opening night match, playing Marat Safin in a rematch of the 2000 US Open final. To introduce our honored guest is tournament director Bob Kramer. BOB KRAMER: Good afternoon. This is a special occasion for all of us, and for me personally. I want to welcome you all to this conference call, which is kicking off the L.A. Tennis Open, Presented by Farmers Insurance Group. We have our 83rd annual event coming up. Exciting stories to tell, nothing more prestigious than having Pete Sampras with us not only this morning but … Read entire article »

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