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Venus Williams makes surprise guest appearance at Opening Ceremonies of ITF Seniors World Individual Championships

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Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. April 29 – International tennis players gathered at The Gardens Mall on Sunday April, 27 for the Opening Ceremonies of the ITF Seniors World Individual Championships received a surprising treat – A guest appearance from Venus Williams to wish them well.

The event follows a week of intense competition in one of the world’s largest amateur tennis events, the ITF Seniors World Team Championships which were held from April 21-27 in Palm Beach County. Eight outstanding tennis facilities in Palm Beach County have been selected as match venues for the events. BallenIsles Country Club as Host site in North County, Mirasol Country Club, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, Polo Club of Boca Raton as Host site in South County, Boca West Country Club, Boca Grove Country Club and Woodfield Country Club.

Main draw matches in Individual events began 10:30 a.m. Sunday April 27 and include additional prestigious North County locations, with Mirasol Country Club, Jonathans Landing and Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center staging many of the Individual Championships along with BallenIsles and PGA continuing as host sites. Frenchman’s Creek is the host practice site for the world ranked athletes.

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission, has projected that the economic impact of the tournament could exceed $2.5 million. The 2014 ITF Seniors World Championships are endorsed by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau, International Tennis Federation, United States Tennis Association and the Florida USTA. For more information, visit www.ITFSeniorsWorldChampionships2014.com.

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