Tennis Legends at Camana Bay

Legends at Camana Bay is a showcase event on the Cayman sporting calendar on Friday 17 February 2017

Legends at Camana Bay: 17 February 2017

Tennis Hall of Fame legends join Grand Slam Champions and former World #1’s on the court at the Festival Green in Camana Bay for one night of exhibition entertainment under the Caribbean stars.  Events include men’s singles and mixed doubles with John McEnroe, Monica Seles, Jim Courier and Daniela Hantuchova.

2017 Legends Players

John McEnroe

John McEnroe

Monica Seles

Monica Seles

Jim Courier

Jim Courier

Daniela Hantuchova

Daniela Hantuchova

John McEnroe

Biography

McEnroe burst onto the international tennis scene while still a student at Stanford University. In 1977 he broke through from the qualifying rounds to reach the Wimbledon semifinals. He turned pro the following year.

Career Highlights

+McEnroe won 17 Grand Slam titles – 7 in singles (3 Wimbledon, 4 U.S. Open) and 10 in doubles (5 Wimbledon, 4 U.S. Open, 1 French Open).

+He played on U.S. Davis Cup teams a record 13 years, helping to win the Cup for his country five times (1978, 79, 81, 82, 92).

+John finished the year as the No. 1 player in the world four different times (1981-84), becoming the youngest man ever to achieve the No.1 ranking.

+In 1980, he played a match that many consider to be the best in the history of tennis – a five-set marathon loss to Borg in the Wimbledon final. The next year, McEnroe reversed that result, beating Borg at Wimbledon, and again at the U.S. Open.

+154 career titles: 77 in singles; 77 in doubles.

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Monica Seles

Biography

At age 17 Seles became the youngest player to take over the world’s No. 1 ranking. She dominated the sport between January 1991 and February 1993, winning 33 of the 34 tournaments she entered, including six Grand Slam Singles Titles. In 1993, Seles took a two year hiatus from tennis after a fan of rival Steffi Graf stabbed her during a match in Germany. She returned to tennis in 1995 and went on to win the 1996 Australian Open and a bronze metal at the Sydney Olympics.

Career Highlights

+Seles won 9 Grand Slam singles titles (4 Australian Open, 3 French Open,  2 U.S. Open; 1 Wimbledon).

+By the age of 13, Seles was the No. 1 junior tennis player in the world.

+At 16, she beat Steffi Graf in the French Open, becoming the youngest person to win the tournament.

+In 2009 Monica was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

+In 2011 she was named one of the 30 Legends of Women’s Tennis by Time Magazine.

+59 career titles: 53 in singles; 6 in doubles.

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Jim Courier

Biography

In the early 90s he dominated the men’s professional tennis circuit with a game he fashioned out of grit, determination and a punishing insideout forehand. He was the first in his class – which included Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi – to hold the No. 1 world ranking. In 2005, Jim was elected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Career Highlights

+In 1989 he won his first ATP Tour title in singles (Basel) and doubles (Rome, with Pete Sampras) at age 19.

+He captured his first Grand Slam in 1991 at the French Open, beating Andre Agassi in the first all-American final at Roland-Garros since 1954.

+He achieved the World No.1 ranking in 1992 and was named ATP Tour player of the year.

+Jim played on two winning U.S. Davis Cup teams (1992 and 1995). His overall record was 17-10 in 14 ties. In the 102-year history of the Davis Cup, no other American has ever taken his team into a fifth set of the deciding match and won. Courier did it twice.

+He won a total of four Grand Slam titles (two French Open, two Australian Open).

+Jim has finished with the No.1 ranking on the PowerShares Series 4 times (2000, 2008, 2009 and 2012).

+29 career titles – 23 in singles; 6 in doubles.

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Daniela Hantuchova

Biography

Daniela Hantuchova is a former World No. 5 tennis player. She has 7 career WTA Singles Titles and 9 WTA doubles titles. In June 2013, Hantuchova became just the 37th woman in the Open Era to reach 500 career wins. She also appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

Career Highlights

+In 2002, Hantuchova defeated Martina Hingis to win her first WTA singles title at the Indian Wells Masters.

+Member of 2002 Slovakian Fed Cup Championship Team and 2005 Championship Hopman Cup Team.

+In 2008, Hantuchova reached her first Grand Slam Semifinal at the Australian Open before eventually falling to Ana Ivanovic in 3 sets.

+Member of the 2012 Slovakian Olympic Team

+Career High WTA Ranking: No. 5 (7/1/2003)

+7 WTA Singles Titles & 9 WTA Doubles Titles

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Schedule

Friday, 17th February 2017

Gates Open:  6.30pm

Men’s Singles: 7.45pm

Mixed Doubles: 9pm

Ultra Party (ticketed): 10pm – 2am

 

 

 

* This schedule is subject to change

Tickets

Tickets

Tickets for Legends 2017 are on sale from the Visitor’s Centre in Camana Bay now.

  • General admission tickets are priced at CI $100 each.
  • VIP standing tickets are priced at $250 each.
  • Premium VIP (seated) tickets are sold in sets of six and cost $2,100 total.
  • Ultra Party tickets are available for $100 each.

VIP tickets are inclusive of food and beverages. The Ultra Party will take place on the Camana Bay helipad from 10pm – 2am and will feature player appearances, music, dancing and inclusive food and beverages.

 

 

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Venue

CAMANA BAY – GRAND CAYMAN

The lively town of Camana Bay spans 500 acres from Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach to the tranquil North Sound. Based on the principles of New Urbanism, the Town is designed to be pedestrian-friendly with beautifully landscaped walkways and bike paths throughout. Lush gardens, courtyards and parks act as the perfect complement to the town’s sleek, Caribbean-inspired architecture. The Court at Camana Bay is ideally located on the town’s picturesque “Festival Green”, overlooking the Town Centre.

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