CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 24, 2019) – World TeamTennis (WTT) announced a new multi-year agreement with GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) as the league’s official auto insurance provider. Additionally, GEICO will be the presenting sponsor of “GEICO Presents World TeamTennis,” WTT’s one-hour finals encore and season highlight show airing on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1:30 PM ET/10:30 AM PT on CBS.
The 44th season of World TeamTennis returns to the court from July 14-31. The 2019 WTT playoffs, hosted by Orleans Arena (at the Orleans Hotel and Casino) in Las Vegas, begin with the league’s semifinals on Aug. 2 and conclude with the WTT Finals on Aug. 3.
“GEICO, like World TeamTennis, is an innovative brand that puts the customer experience first, making it a perfect partnership,” said WTT CEO Carlos Silva. “We are thrilled to partner with GEICO and help share their message on multiple platforms for 2019 and beyond,”
“For the past eight years, GEICO has been happy to support WTT in providing this great showcase for fans to enjoy world-class athletes competing at the top of their game, and we are excited to continue the partnership,” GEICO Assistant Vice President of Marketing Bill Brower said.
WTT’s 2019 season will feature many of tennis’ stars and top American talent, including 13-year WTT veteran and seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams, top-ranked American men’s player and 14-time ATP Tour winner John Isner, tennis’ most accomplished doubles team in Mike and Bob Bryan, and four-time WTA champion and 2017 U.S. Open singles finalist Madison Keys. WTT also showcases new expansion franchises to its eight-team league with the Orlando Storm and Vegas Rollers.
Other marquee players designated by WTT as ‘Franchise’ players this summer include American ATP Tour players Frances Tiafoe, Sam Querrey (10-time ATP singles champion), 6-foot-11 ace Reilly Opelka, Steve Johnson, Ryan Harrison and Taylor Fritz, as well as American WTA Tour player Coco Vandeweghe. Former WTA No. 1 and 2012 and 2013 Australian Open singles champion Victoria Azarenka, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, Australian Nick Kyrgios and Spaniard Feliciano Lopez headline WTT’s international contingent of 2019 players.
WTT’s 59-match regular season schedule – seven home matches and seven away matches for each team – with all Franchise player appearances can be found at www.wtt.com/schedule.
WTT introduced professional team tennis to the world in 1974, with Billie Jean King famously serving as its co-founder. WTT is one of five active U.S. pro sports leagues which has been in operation for over 40 years, along with the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. For more information on World TeamTennis, please visit www.wtt.com.
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