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Incoming Freshman Capra Gains Experience in WTT
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/05/2011
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DURHAM, N.C.-Incoming women's tennis freshman Beatrice Capra is gaining valuable playing experience this summer prior to joining the Blue Devils squad. The native of Ellicott City, Md., will participate in the World Team Tennis (WTT) Pro League for the Philadelphia Freedoms.

Capra is the lone amateur to be playing in the professional league, which opened its 36th season on the evening of July 4. The Philadelphia Freedoms dropped its match against the Springfield Lasers, 24-13. Capra will see on the opposite court the likes of former No. 1 players in the world, Venus Williams, Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport.

Capra made noise in last year's U.S. Open when she defeated Karolina Sprem of Croatia in straight sets and then knocked off 18th-seeded Aravane Rezai of France in three sets. Her run ended in the third round when she lost 6-0, 6-0 to recent Wimbledon finalist Maria Sharapova.

The Philadelphia Freedoms will next take on the Washington Kastles featuring Venus Williams on Wednesday, July 6. For complete information on the WTT, visit

Complete Philadelphia Freedoms Schedule

Wednesday, July 6

7 P.M. Washington Kastles at Philadelphia Freedoms

  • Featuring Venus Williams - WAS

Thursday, July 7

7 P.M. New York Sportimes at Philadelphia Freedoms

Friday, July 8

7 P.M. Philadelphia Freedoms at Boston Lobsters

  • Featuring James Blake - BOS

Saturday, July 9

7:15 P.M. Philadelphia Freedoms at St. Louis Aces

  • Featuring Lindsay Davenport - STL

Monday, July 11

7 P.M. Philadelphia Freedoms at Boston Lobsters

Tuesday, July 12

7 P.M. St. Louis Aces at Philadelphia Freedoms

Wednesday, July 13

7 P.M. New York Sportimes at Philadelphia Freedoms

  • Featuring Martina Hingis & John McEnroe - NYS, Melanie Oudin - PHL

Thursday, July 14

7 P.M. Philadelphia Freedoms at New York Sportimes

  • Featuring Jimmy Connors - PHL, John McEnroe & Martina Hingis - NYS

Friday, July 15

7 P.M. Boston Lobsters at Philadelphia Freedoms

Saturday, July 16

7:05 P.M. Philadelphia Freedoms at Springfield Lasers

  • Featuring Melanie Oudin - PHL

Monday, July 18

7 P.M. Newport Beach Breakers at Philadelphia Freedoms

Tuesday, July 19

7 P.M. Kansas City Explorers at Philadelphia Freedoms

  • Featuring Bob & Mike Bryan - KC

Thursday, July 21

7 P.M. Philadelphia Freedoms at Washington Kastles