July 09, 2003

When it comes to World Team Tennis Billie Jean King is like a dog with a bone or something, I don’t know what.

Team tennis: An idea that never really came, went away, at least twice, and, I just learned today, is back again.

I also learned there’s a WTT team here in Philadelphia. Sort of. They’re called the Philadelphia Freedoms. They play in Radnor.

I don’t know that landing a franchise was all that difficult, though. Schenectady has one.

[Post-publication addendum (July 10): For more on the Philadelphia Freedoms and their star player, Martina Navratilova, see “A Fit 46, Navratilova Tackles Tennis League,” by Michael D. Shaffer, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 10.]


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