| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The New York Sportimes of World TeamTennis have announced two changes to their 2011 summer schedule. First is a special guest appearance of tennis legend Chris Evert during the July 11 match at Sportime Stadium Randall's Island match versus the St. Louis Aces. Evert will play an exhibition set during halftime and special Chris Evert VIP Tickets can be purchsed for $125. This includes a box seat to the match, VIP hospitality, and a meet and greet with Evert. These VIP tickets are limited to 50, and can be purchased only by calling (212) 792-8500, ext. 4.

The Sportimes also had been looking for a marquee player replacement for Kim Clijsters for their July 20 home match. They accomplished their goal, as Serena Williams will be coming to New York for the opposing Washington Kastles as the Kastles face Martina Hingis and the Sportimes at Sportime Stadium at Randall's Island.

New York Sportimes Home Schedule at Sportime Randalls Island

Date Opponent Marquee Players Court
Wednesday, July 6 Boston Lobsters Martina Hingis (Sportimes) Sportime Stadium at Randall's Island
Monday, July 11 St. Louis Aces Anna Kournikova & Lindsay Davenport (Lasers) and Martina Hingis (Sportimes)/Special Exhibition With Chris Evert Sportime Stadium at Randall's Island
Thursday, July 14 Philadelphia Freedoms Jimmy Connors (Freedoms) and John McEnroe & Martina Hingis (Sportimes) Sportime Stadium at Randall's Island
Friday, July 15 Springfield Lasers John McEnroe & Martina Hingis (Sportimes)  Sportime Stadium at Randall's Island
Wednesday, July 20 Washington Kastles Martina Hingis (Sportimes) and Serena Williams (Kastles) Sportime Stadium at Randall's Island