Love tennis? Come to Asheville! Two of the world’s top tennis players are set to do battle on Thursday, August 6, at the Asheville Civic Center. Grand Slam Asheville will bring together world-ranked #4 and 2008 Australian Open Champion Novak Djokovic and former world-ranked #1 and two-time Grand Slam Champion Marat Safin for a head-to–head, best-of-three-sets match. Grand Slam Asheville will also feature local tennis talent. Asheville’s very own Maya Blue Stauffer-MacDowell will go up against a player currently ranked in the top 100 in the Women’s Tennis Association. The 16 year-old Stauffer-MacDowell is a rising senior at T.C. Roberson High School and one of the top junior players in the Southeast.
Tickets go on sale July 6 through Ticketmaster and at the Civic Center box office. A portion of proceeds will benefit Mission Children’s Hospital.