Sorry World Cup, we’re over you. Or we just need something to distract ourselves from the fact that our Twitter timelines are devoid of soccer commentary. That’s where the Philadelphia Freedoms come in. The tennis team begins their home schedule this week at Villanova University’s Pavilion in Villanova, PA with exciting A-list players and can’t-miss promotions.
The Freedoms, with the world’s current number four ranked singles player Victoria Azarenka, make their home debut on Tuesday, July 15 against the San Diego Aviators with first serve at 7 p.m. (though doors for all the matches open at 5:30 p.m.).
The next night, Wednesday, July 16 is Girls Night Out! Prior to the match against the Springfield Lasers, spectators who’ve purchased a Girls Night Out ticket can enjoy a special menu from Winnie’s LeBus Manayunk (featuring an artisanal cheeseboard, guac, hummus, kale salad, and tacos), desserts from Sweet Street Desserts and complimentary wine from Pinnacoli and Zaccagnini. The party, starting at 5:30 p.m., also includes an appearance from professional tennis player Lisa Raymond and tunes from country singer Kirsten Sowers.
During halftime of Thursday, July 17’s 7 p.m. match against the Washington Kastles, seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will present her collection of tennis attire, EleVen, during a fashion show emceed by Williams and Ben FM’s Marilyn Russell. Williams is playing double duty that night as fashionista and competitor as she faces off against Freedoms’ Vicky Duval.