Still, Silva was self-aware enough to understand he was never going to be an ATP Tour player or support himself playing professionally. It was a fun time and great experience, but it only lasted a couple of months before he enrolled at George Washington University for a masters degree in computer graphics and design. Now, Silva has returned to his favorite sport, albeit it in a much different role. He is the chief executive of World TeamTennis, a professional summer league co-founded by Billie Jean King that is in its 44th year and has long been known for attracting top players.
Ein has purchased a majority share of the World Team Tennis organization from King. Jimmy Connors would probably have completed the true Grand Slam in if not for his commitment to World Team Tennis, which led to his being barred from competing in the French Open.
The original groundbreaking, establishment-shaking version of the league folded in Though the co-founder Billie Jean King revived it in , W. But King, busy with a number of projects at age 73, including writing her memoirs, insists that she and the W.
She will retain a minority stake in the league and will remain majority owner of the Philadelphia Freedoms, the only one of the original teams that remains from Her partner, Ilana Kloss, is expected to remain the chief executive and commissioner of the league through But Ein said that he and Luddy hoped to add four new franchises by and expand to a total of 16 teams by about Ein, a venture capitalist who was once a ball boy at pro tournaments in Washington, founded the Kastles in The franchise has won six W.
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It appeals not just to tennis people but to sports fans and people who want to go have a fun night. The league reduced its budget and schedule in after Roger Federer and Serena Williams canceled plans to play.
Ein said that for now, there were no plans to expand the window for the W.
But he expressed confidence about attracting new owners who share his enthusiasm, in part because he sees the W. A lot of people want that experience to be a sports owner and make a difference in their community by owning a team.
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A film about the event is expected to be released this year starring Emma Stone as King in a brunette wig and glasses and Steve Carell as Riggs. She can do anything. They have the original nine in there and the W.