Washington Kastles 2010 Roster!

The Washington Kastles have released the 2010 schedule and reveal a few surprises.

Kastles Stadium will host the best of World TeamTennis with four former or current world #1 ranked players: Serena and Venus Williams, John McEnroe and Martina Hingis, who is returning to pro tennis this summer and will visit Washington twice. Each year many of the Kastles matches sell out as fans flock to Kastles Stadium in the center of D.C. and this year is sure to be the biggest yet.

The highly anticipated match-up of Venus Williams, who is making her Kastles debut, and Martina Hingis takes place when the New York Buzz travel to D.C. Wednesday, July 7. Hingis is returning to the WTT after a five year absence. "That night is going to be absolutely electric," according to head coach Murphy Jensen. "Hingis making her return to pro tennis and Venus making her Kastles debut in a rematch of the 1997 US Open Final. That's going to be a match not to be missed." Hingis will make her second Kastles Stadium appearance when the New York Buzz return Monday, July 12.

Venus Williams will then continue with the team on the road and take on her former Philadelphia Freedoms Thursday, July 8 before traveling to St. Louis for another compelling match-up against Lindsay Davenport and the Aces on Saturday, July 10.

World number one Serena Williams, playing in her third season with Washington, will also get a chance to go head-to-head with Hingis when the Kastles travel to New York Friday, July 9. Serena will play two additional road matches for the Kastles before and after her homecoming to Washington on Wednesday, July 14 when the Kastles take on the Kansas City Explorers.

On Tuesday, July 20, John McEnroe makes his first appearance in Kastles Stadium since the Sportimes' contentious visit last season. McEnroe's 2009 trip to Washington was punctuated by a few contested points during men's doubles after which McEnroe crossed the net to confront Kastles player Leander Paes. It was dubbed ESPN SportsCenter's top play of the week.

The home portion of the season closes Wednesday, July 21, when the Kastles host Anna Kournikova and the St. Louis Aces on Military Appreciation Night.

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