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Venus Williams, Nick Kyrgios headed to Atlantic Station for the BB&T Atlanta Open

Nick Kyrgios and John Isner will be back this year, along with top U.S. men’s player Jack Sock. But they aren’t the biggest names on the bill. Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will play an exhibition match on July 23 against Canada’s number one player, Genie Bouchard.
Tennis Balls

Fast facts on the Atlanta Open

Every July thousands of fans brave blistering temps to see top tennis talent like John Isner, Andy Roddick, and Mardy Fish sweat it out on the hard courts at Atlantic Station. A few fast facts about the pro tournament:

UGA alum Isner wins the Atlanta Open

After Sunday’s finals singles match, the Atlanta Open crowned a new champion: John Isner. Isner, twenty-eight, is a 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia, and as a senior, led the Bulldogs to an NCAA National Championship. Isner is currently the highest-ranked male American tennis player, coming in at twenty. His opponent from Sunday’s championship, South African Kevin Anderson, is ranked twenty-one.

The Atlanta Open brings the heat

Tennis fans rejoice: the BB&T Atlanta Open is in full force this week. The tournament began Saturday and the first round of the main draw started yesterday. Both the singles and doubles championship matches will be played on Sunday, July 28.

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