The ninth annual Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, set to take place on Sept. 13 at Center Court at Creekside in White Sulphur Springs, will have a slightly different look this year.
This year’s event will be part of the Champions Series Tour featuring four pro tennis players: Andy Roddick, James Blake, Marcos Baghdatis and Tommy Haas. The winner of the day-long tournament will be awarded $25,000.
Competitors in the tournament have strong resumes. Roddick, of the United States, is a former world No. 1 and 2003 U.S. Open champion and made the finals at Wimbledon in 2004, 2005 and 2009.
Blake, of the United States, has earned a world No. 4 singles ranking and has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open (2008) and the U.S. Open (2005, 2006). Blake is the first Black player since Arthur Ashe to reach the top 10 in the ATP rankings.