Champions Cup Tennis Comes to the Key

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credit: Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images

credit: Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images

Coming to KeyArena on Thursday, October 13, the 2011 Champions Series is a competitive tennis circuit featuring legendary tennis icons and world-renowned champions!

The tour includes 12 different US cities and one-night tournaments from September 22 – October 22. Each tournament features 4 Champions, paired off in one set semi-finals and culminates with the winners meeting in an eight-game pro-set championship match.

The Champions compete in pursuit of the #1 ranking on the Champions Series with $1 million of bonus pool money on the line for the top three finishers on the circuit at the end of the season.

Thursday tennis legends Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Jim Courier and John McEnroe will be playing at the Key. Before the tournament, the players will share their on-court expertise in exclusive tennis clinics for sponsors and mingle with VIP guests at a reception. There will be two clinics, beginning at 3:00pm. A VIP upgrade ticket is required to attend. Then at 6:00pm there’s a VIP ticket holders’ cocktail party with all four players, followed by the tournament at 7:30pm.

Tickets starts at $30 and are available through the website or from

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