Tennis Legends at Camana Bay

Legends at Camana Bay: Friday 9 February 2018

Legends at Camana Bay: 9 February 2018

Legends is a world-class annual tennis showcase which will be taking place in Grand Cayman for one night only on Friday 9 February 2018. Set against the stunning backdrop of Camana Bay, the event will feature tennis stars including reigning and former Grand Slam champions, former World #1s and Hall of Fame legends.

The Friday evening event will include an exciting line-up of men’s and women’s singles as well as mixed doubles tennis with some of the biggest names in the game, including Jimmy Connors, Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg and current US Open champion, Sloane Stephens.

Tickets on sale from 1 November.

 

 

 

2018 Legends Players

Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens

Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors

Pat Cash

Pat Cash

Stefan Edberg

Stefan Edberg

Claire Liu

Claire Liu

Sloane Stephens

Biography

Sloane Stephens is an aggressive American baseliner, who started playing tennis at age 9. Sloane was taught by her mother, Sybil Smith, who made history in 1988 at Boston University when she became the first African American female swimmer to earn first team Division I all-American honors. In 2017, Sloane won her first Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, defeating Madison Keys in the final.

Career Highlights

+In the 2013 Australian Open, at age 19, Stephens upset Serena Williams to advance to her first Grand Slam semifinal before falling to world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.

+Stephens also advanced to the 2013 Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time, losing to eventual-champion Marion Bartoli.

+In August 2015, she won her first WTA Title at the Citi Open.

+In 2017 Stephens reached her first doubles final in Washington DC playing with partner Eugenie Bouchard.

+ Career High WTA Ranking: No. 11 (October 21, 2013).

+5 career WTA singles titles (2017 U.S. Open).

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Jimmy Connors

Biography

Connors, also known as “Jimbo”, made his international debut in 1970. During his time of attending the University of California Los Angeles, he won the NCAA singles title in 1971. He then turned pro one year later in 1972. He is an American former World No. 1 tennis player.

 

 

Career Highlights

+Connors reached the World No.1 ranking for a total of 268 weeks during his career which places him at #3 all-time.

+Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles, two Grand Slam doubles titles (with llie Nastase) and was a mixed double finalist (with Chris Evert) at the 1974 US Open.

+Jimmy won three year-end championship titles including two WCT Finals and one Masters Grand Prix.

+Connors won more matches (1,337) than any other male professional tennis player in the open era. His career win-loss record was 1,337-285 for a winning percentage of .824.

+Connors is the only player to win the US Open on three different surfaces: grass, clay, and hard.

+Connors was also the first male tennis player to win Grand Slam singles titles on three different surfaces: grass (1974), clay (1976), and hard (1978).

+Connors was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame in 1986 and the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Pat Cash

Biography

With his bold black-and-white checkered headband and a brash crash-and-volley attack Pat Cash served notice on the tennis establishment before he ever played a professional match. He was a brilliant junior player: The top junior in the world in ’81 and junior champion at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in ’82. As a pro, he captured the Wimbledon trophy in 1987 – a straight sets victory that he followed by clambering up the hallowed walls to the players box for an emotional celebration with his family, his girlfriend and his coach. It’s a Wimbledon tradition that numerous champions have shared in the years since.

Career Highlights

+In 1984, Cash made the semifinals at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

+Pat reached the first of two consecutive Australian Open Finals in 1987, falling in a close five-setter to Stefan Edberg (’87) and an even closer five-setter to Mats Wilander (’88).

+Cash achieved a remarkable feat as the youngest player (19) to ever compete in a Davis Cup final and even more remarkably, won the deciding singles point in a 3-2 defeat of Sweden. In ’86 he repeated his heroics, winning the final singles over Sweden.

+In 1987 he captured the Wimbledon crown, beating Wilander in the quarters, Jimmy Connors in the semis and Lendl in the final.

+Cash reached his highest singles ranking (No.4) in 1988 and his highest doubles ranking (No.6) in 1984.

+19 career titles: 7 in singles; 12 in doubles.

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Stefan Edberg

Biography

Edberg demanded the world’s attention as a junior in 1983 when he became the first player ever to achieve the “Junior Grand Slam”, winning all four of the Grand Slam junior titles. As a professional, Edberg was a major proponent of the serve-and-volley and possesses one of the best one-hand backhands of all time. He went on to become one of the few players to reach all four Grand Slam finals, taking the titles in all but the clay courts of Roland Garros.

Career Highlights

+Edberg captured his first Grand Slam as a professional in 1985 at the Australian Open, defeating fellow countryman Mats Wilander.

+He achieved the World No. 1 ranking in 1990 and achieved the No. 1 doubles ranking in 1986.

+Stefan played on four Swedish Davis Cup winning teams (1984, 1985, 1987 and 1994).

+He also won 3 Grand Slam doubles titles; 2 Australian Open (1987 with Anders Jarryd and 1996 with Petr Korda) and 1 US Open (1987 with Anders Jarryd.

+60 Career Titles – 42 in singles, 18 in doubles

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Claire Liu

Biography

17-year old rising tennis star Claire Liu, is
currently a top-ranked junior in the world. In
2017, Claire won two titles on the Pro Circuit, a
level below the WTA Tour, and become the first
American to win the Wimbledon girls’ title since
Chanda Rubin in 1992. She made her main-draw
debut in a WTA tournament this month at the
Bank of the West Classic, where she led Nicole
Gibbs, 5-2, in the third set before fading and
losing in a tiebreaker in the first round.

Claire first garnered attention in 2015 when she
won a Pro Circuit title in Orlando, Fla., at 14,
becoming the youngest woman to win a pro
tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996.
Three months later, after turning 15, she
reached the final round of qualifying at the
United States Open.

Career Highlights

Juniors:

2017 Winner (Singles): Wimbledon
2017 Winner (Doubles): Wimbledon

2017 Runner-up: French Open

2017 Winner: Caserta, Italy
2017 Winner: Naples, United States
2015 Winner: Orlando, United States

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Schedule

Friday, 9th February 2018

6.30pm doors open, 7.30pm start, approx 10.30pm finish

 

Mixed Doubles:

Pat Cash and Sloane Stephens vs. Jimmy Connors and Claire Liu

 

Women’s Singles

Sloane Stephens vs. Claire Liu

 

Men’s Singles:

Pat Cash vs. Stefan Edberg

* This schedule is subject to change

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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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