Les Grandes Dammes Joanne Russell Cup
February 28, 2018
This year's event was awarded new status as SUPER CATEGORY II and features approximately 80 plus players in thirteen age divisions 40-80 that include singles and doubles play.
On Friday, February 21 the match of the day will be played at 4pm with tournament specials and cash bar open the public. Finals will be played on Saturday, February 22 at 9am.
JoAnne Russell and her doubles partner Terry Solins will defend their title in their age group. In the finals last year Russell/Solins defeated Foulk/Savitt 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 JoAnne is a true ambassador and advocate for tennis who lives in Naples all year round. We are very fortunate to have a gracious champion in our midst. Her commitment, positive energy, passion and love for tennis is always evident. Not to mention her infectious smile.
JoAnne and her partner Helen Gourlay Cawley won Wimbledon Ladies' doubles in 1977 winning the first round against Chris Evert and Rosie Casals then winning the final against Martina Navratilova and Betty Stove 6-3, 6-3.