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Esurance Tennis Classic Reveals Event Details

Mill Valley, CA — September 29, 2010

Mill Valley, CA - September 29, 2010 - The Esurance Tennis Classic announced the addition of 2 more luminaries to this year's lineup: Olympic and Grand Slam champions Gigi Fernandez and Ken Flach.

Gigi Fernandez holds 17 Grand Slam women's doubles titles and 2 Olympic gold medals (1992, 1996). She achieved the World No.1 doubles ranking with her partner, Natasha Zvereva, in 1991, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this year.

Ken Flach, a doubles specialist, has 4 Grand Slam men's doubles titles and an Olympic gold medal (1988). Ken won the French and Wimbledon mixed doubles titles with Kathy Jordan in 1986 and the U.S. Open men's doubles crown with Rick Leach in 1993.

"We're thrilled to add Gigi and Ken to our amazing line-up for October," said Rosie Casals, Hall of Famer and event co-producer. "We've always managed to attract great talent, and this year's no exception with tennis legends, world champs, and gold medalists all scheduled to participate!"

The Esurance Tennis Classic Schedule

Friday, October 1
The Esurance Tennis Classic kicks off with Youth Tennis Advantage (YTA) Kids' Day at the Harbor Point Tennis Club. From 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. kids from all over the Bay Area will have the opportunity to learn from the pros as they get personalized tips from Tracy Austin, Rosie Casals, Pat Cash, Lindsay Davenport, Justin Gimelstob, Murphy Jensen, and Rick Leach.

On Friday evening, tennis greats will join guests at the Harbor Point Tennis Club for the Player and Sponsor Welcome Cocktail Reception.

Saturday, October 2
The day's events begin at 9:30 a.m. with a player/sponsor pro-am in which the pros will partner with amateurs for fun doubles matches on multiple courts. At 12:30 p.m. tennis icon and 20-time Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King will host the day's World Team Tennis (WTT) matches. Ms. King will lead Lindsay Davenport, Tracy Austin, Justin Gimelstob, and Rick Leach against Anna Kournikova's team, whose members include Murphy Jensen and Pat Cash.

Saturday evening, Billie Jean King will be presented with the Classic Cup at the Dinner, Auction and Awards Gala, which will be held at the Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California.

Sunday, October 3
The finale will feature Team Cash versus Team Gimelstob and the WTT Shoot-Out. The WTT format includes one set each of women's and men's singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. To make it exciting, sets are no-ad scoring with a nine-point, sudden-death tiebreaker. An awards ceremony and autograph session will immediately follow the matches.

About the Esurance Tennis Classic

The Esurance Tennis Classic, presented by LRG Capital Group, serves up a winning combination of tennis and philanthropy to Bay Area tennis enthusiasts. Past events have raised over $400,000 for its beneficiaries. The three-day event is produced by tennis Hall of Famer and San Francisco native Rosie Casals' company Sportswoman, Inc., in conjunction with the Harbor Point Charitable Foundation's Chief Operations Officer, Bob Kaliski.

About Esurance®

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