'The Baha Mar Cup' Brings Additional Tennis Talent And Star Power To Multi-Day Tennis Event - Now Airing On The Tennis Channel
NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Baha Mar, the newest resort destination in The Bahamas, announces today that 15-year-old American tennis superstar fresh off winning her first WTA Singles Title, Coco Gauff will join tennis legends Andy Roddick, Mark Knowles, Tommy Haasand James Blake for the first-ever Baha Mar Cup, a one-of-a-kind tennis fundraising event at Baha Mar from Thursday, November 7th to Sunday, November 10th to benefit victims of Hurricane Dorian across The Abacos and Grand Bahama islands. Additionally, country music favorite Charles Esten, known for his star role in the hit television series, Nashville, will perform live at Baha Mar on Friday, November 8.
Set to air throughout the U.S. on the Tennis Channel in November, The Baha Mar Cup will feature a Pro-Am tournament pitting professional tennis sensations against their fans, exhibition matches and other events held at Baha Mar Racquet Club's nine tennis courts, including hard, har-tru clay and grass surfaces.
As part of Baha Mar's ongoing dedication to continued relief efforts, all proceeds and winnings from The Baha Mar Cup will go directly to aid Hurricane Dorian's victims and support for the long-term recovery of The Bahamas as we move forward to rebuild the communities in The Abacos and Grand Bahama.
"I am proud to join the global tennis community for a weekend of exceptional tennis at Baha Mar, which will directly benefit relief and rebuilding efforts for those affected by Hurricane Dorian," said Coco Gauff, Professional American Singles and Doubles Tennis Player.
On Sunday, Coco Gauff made history when she won her first WTA singles title at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz, an indoor WTA tournament. The title made Gauff the youngest WTA singles champion in 15 years. This summer, Gauff qualified and competed at The French Open, where she upset Ankita Raina in two straight sets. At Wimbledon, the 15-year-old advanced to the round of 16 where she was defeated by No. 7 and ultimate Wimbledon champion, Simona Halep. Further, Gauff advanced to the third round at The U.S. Open where she was defeated by No. 1 and defending champion, Naomi Osaka.
"I'm very honored to bring my music to The Bahamas for resort guests and the tournament participants at Baha Mar, who are supporting this important charity event," said Charles Esten. "The Bahamas is a special place, and in the wake of the great devastation it has suffered, I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing than visiting and performing while helping to raise much-needed funds for the vital rebuilding efforts that are already underway."
To attend The Baha Mar Cup, please visit www.bahamar.com for ticket options. The tournaments will also air on the Tennis Channel in November 2019.