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2020 World TeamTennis Playoffs Preview (August 1-2 at the Greenbrier in West Virginia)

July 31, 2020 - World TeamTennis (WTT) News Release

(All WTT Playoffs matches played at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV)

WTT Semifinal No. 1 - Saturday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network)

Philadelphia Freedoms vs. New York Empire

Records: Philadelphia (12-2; regular season champion & No. 1 seed); New York (7-7; No. 4 seed)

2020 Head-to-Head: July 15 - New York 25, Philadelphia 17

July 30 - Philadelphia 23, New York 17

Franchise history in the WTT Final:

Philadelphia won the King Trophy in 2001 and 2006, and finished runner-up in 1974 (WTT's first championship match) and 2018.

New York finished WTT runner-up in 2019 after defeating 2019 regular season champion Philadelphia, 24-18, in a WTT semifinal.

Philadelphia roster: PLAYER COUNTRY/NATIONALITY WTT SEASONS

Caroline Dolehide USA 1

Taylor Fritz USA 4

Sofia Kenin USA 1

Fabrice Martin France 5

Taylor Townsend USA 7

Donald Young USA 4

Coach: Craig Kardon (USA)

New York roster: PLAYER COUNTRY/NATIONALITY WTT SEASONS

Kim Clijsters Belgium 3

Nicole Melichar USA 4

Jack Sock USA 3

Neal Skupski England 6

Coco Vandeweghe USA 11

Coach: Luke Jensen (USA)

Philadelphia 2020 WTT stats - https://wtt.com/statistics/?team=1&leaders=&season_year=2020

New York 2020 WTT stats - https://wtt.com/statistics/?team=19&leaders=&season_year=2020

WTT Semifinal No. 2 - Saturday, Aug. 1, 5 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network)

Orlando Storm vs. Chicago Smash

Records: Orlando (10-4; No. 2 seed); Chicago (9-5; No. 3 seed)

2020 Head-to-Head: July 14 - Orlando 21, Chicago 16

July 19 - Chicago 24, Orlando 19

Franchise history in the WTT Playoffs:

Orlando, a second-year WTT expansion franchise, and Chicago, a WTT expansion team in 2020, are both making their first WTT Playoff appearances.

Orlando roster: PLAYER COUNTRY/NATIONALITY WTT SEASONS

Darija Jurak Croatia 7

Jessica Pegula USA 1

Tennys Sandgren USA 3

Ken Skupski England 3

James Ward England 2

Coach: Jay Gooding (Australia)

Chicago roster: PLAYER COUNTRY/NATIONALITY WTT SEASONS

Genie Bouchard Canada 5

Evan King USA 3

Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA 4

Brandon Nakashima USA 1

Rajeev Ram USA 2

Sloane Stephens USA 6

Coach: Kamau Murray (USA)

Orlando 2020 WTT stats - https://wtt.com/statistics/?team=20&leaders=&season_year=2020

Chicago 2020 WTT stats - https://wtt.com/statistics/?team=22&leaders=&season_year=2020

WTT Final - Sunday, Aug. 2, 12 p.m. ET (CBS)

Semifinal winners

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