|Tennis at Turning Stone Resort and Casino debuts in style with a “Legend Night” featuring four superstars in the sport; John McEnroe, Anna Kournikova, Jim Courier and Tracy Austin. The match play exhibitions will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Event Center. The format will include a men’s singles match followed by mixed doubles. |
McEnroe finished as the No. 1 player in the world four consecutive years from 1981 to 1984. He captured 154 career titles. His 17 Grand Slam trophies include seven in singles, with four U.S. Open championships and three at Wimbledon. McEnroe was member of the U.S. Davis Cup team a record 13 years, helping to win the cup five times. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.
Kournikova advanced to the singles semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1997, becoming just the second woman along with Chris Evert to reach that level in her first appearance. She was ranked as high as No. 8 in the world in singles and No.1 in doubles. Kournikova won 16 WTA doubles titles including two at the Australian Open, teaming with Martina Hingis in 1999 and 2002.
Courier dominated the men’s tennis circuit in the early ‘90s, catapulting to the No. 1 ranking in 1992. His prowess in Grand Slam events earned him two championships in both the Australian and French Opens and he was a finalist at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Courier owns 29 career titles and helped the United States to Davis Cup victories in 1992 and 1995. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.
Austin won the first of her two U.S. Open titles in 1979 at the age of 16 years 9 months, becoming the youngest player to win that prestigious event. She prevailed again two years later. Austin earned 30 singles titles and was ranked No. 1 in the world for 21 weeks. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1992.
Tickets for the “Turning Stone Legend Night” are priced at $35 and are available by calling the box office at 361-SHOW or toll free at 1-877-833-SHOW. The Turning Stone box office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster location or online at ticketmaster.com.