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    Sixth Annual Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic


    The beautiful Greenbrier Resort hosted the Sixth Annual Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic this weekend.

    “It’s just amazing, I didn’t get to play on the court last year because it was raining. The crowd is amazing and I just love being on the property.   It’s an amazing place to be,” said retired professional tennis player, James Blake.

    The tennis classic featured famous tennis legends such as: Pete Sampras, James Blake, Venus Williams and Martina Hingis.

    The event kicked off with an autograph session for fans to meet their favorite tennis player, which was followed by singles matches that started at noon.

    The tennis classic was hosted at Center Court at Creekside which allows many spectators to come out and support their favorite tennis players, while enjoying the beautiful surrounding mountain views.

    Pete Sampras, retired professional tennis player, shared his thoughts on playing at The Greenbrier, “I love it here.  I’ve been coming here twice a year for the last five years.  I love the people, resort and to be associated with The Greenbrier is an honor.  I’m honored and hope to be back next year.”

    Sunday’s events will focus on the mixed doubles match between the four players. This event is a fun filled weekend of exciting tennis activities.

    Autograph sessions, tennis legends and the beautiful Greenbrier bring together the best of West Virginia for a wonderful weekend experience.



    Daniella Hankey

    Daniella Hankey joined Newswatch as a Reporter. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to southern West Virginia from Florida to further pursue her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. Daniella was born and raised in Orlando and is a proud Floridian. Her current interests include enjoying everything West Virginia has to offer, from outdoor adventures to the beautiful mountains and scenery. As a multi-trained journalist, Daniella is always prepared to cover the stories that matter to our viewers and help to keep her newly adopted community informed. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at [email protected]