Eugenie Bouchard, Frances Tiafoe and More: Exciting Players Announced For World TeamTennis 2021

Published 07/14/2021, 4:12 AM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 13: Frances Tiafoe of USA plays a shot against Mikael Ymer of Sweden during day one of the 2020 Men’s ASB Classic at ASB Tennis Centre on January 13, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)


The World TeamTennis is set to make an exciting return in 2021. The tournament is one of the most fun events of the year, combining the ATP and WTA stars in one event. WTT 2021 will be held in November 2021, and some top talents are set to feature.

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Exciting World TeamTennis format

The tournament made an official statement regarding its 2021 edition. It will be hosted in California’s Indian Wells Tennis Garden in November 2021. “We are extremely excited to announce that we are hosting our 2021 season at the greatest tennis destination site in the world,” said Eric Davidson (Chairman and CEO, WTT).

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The World TeamTennis tournament is a pro-active, fun, mixed-gender tournament. The players are divided into teams, and each team comprises two men, two women, and a coach. The tie is spread across 5 sets, with one set of each tennis category. The team that reaches 5 games takes the set, and the team that wins 3 out of the 5 sets takes home the tie. The tournament was co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s.

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Star-studded line-up for WTT 2021

The WTT had already announced the involvement of top players like John Isner, Sloane Stephens, and Kim Clijsters ahead of the 2021 edition. Adding to the quality, the tournament organizers announced four electrifying additions to the tournament this year.

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Furthermore, the newly added star cast of the tournament this time, are former Grand Slam finalist Eugenie Bouchard, USA’s showmen Frances Tiafoe and Mackenzie McDonald, and the 2017 Australian Open semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during the training match in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre on August 04, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The event will be the perfect ending to an entertaining 2021 season. Uniquely, despite nearing the downhill stages of the year, the action coming up is stacked for tennis buffs globally. With events like the WTT, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the US Open, and the Tour Finals on the calendar, the season is nearing an epic conclusion. Which event are you most looking forward to?

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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