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Devvarman tops World TeamTennis roster draft

March 11, 2014 05:20 PM
Somdev Devvarman defeated John Isner to win the 2007 NCAA singles title.
Victoria Duval upset 2011 champion Samantha Stosur at last year's US Open.
India’s top-ranked singles player Somdev Devvarman will make his Mylan World TeamTennis debut this July for the San Diego Aviators after being selected as the first overall pick in the 2014 WTT Roster Draft.

Devvarman, a two-time former NCAA singles champion for the University of Virginia, has been ranked as high as No. 62 in singles and has main draw wins at all four Grand Slam events. The 29-year-old joins fellow Aviators Raven Klaasen, Kveta Peschke and marquee players Daniela Hantuchova and Bob and Mike Bryan.

Rising U.S. star Victoria Duval was the second overall pick, returning to the Philadelphia Freedoms team owned by league co-founder Billie Jean King.

Among the additional first-round draft highlights included the Austin Aces picking former world No. 2 Vera Zvonareva, who is on the comeback trail after missing the entire 2013 WTA season with a right-shoulder injury. Zvonareva, who holds four Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles, returns to WTT play for the first time in 11 years.

The WTT regular season starts on Sunday, July 6, and runs through Wednesday, July 23. The top two teams from each conference advance to the WTT Conference Championships on Thursday, July 24. The Eastern and Western Conference champions will face off at the WTT Finals on Sunday, July 27, on the home court of the Western Conference champion.

For more on the Roster Draft, click here



Austin Aces: Andy Roddick, Marion Bartoli, Vera Zvonareva, Eva Hrdinova, Treat Huey. Coach: John Lloyd.

Boston Lobsters: John Isner, Sharon Fichman, Eric Butorac, Megan Moulton-Levy, Rik de Voest. Coach: Bob Greene.

Philadelphia Freedoms: Victoria Azarenka, Vicky Duval, Liezel Huber, Marcelo Melo, Frank Dancevic. Coach: Josh Cohen.

San Diego Aviators: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Daniela Hantuchova, Somdev Devvarman, Raven Klaasen, Kveta Peschke. Coach: David Macpherson.

Springfield Lasers: James Blake, Alisa Kleybanova, Jean-Julien Rojer, Mike Russell, Anna-Lena Groenefeld. Coach: John-Affine “JL” de Jagger.

Texas Wild: Anabel Medina Garrigues, Aisam Qureshi, Alex Bogomolov Jr., Darija Jurak. Coach: Brent Hogarth.

Washington Kastles: Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Leander Paes, Bobby Reynolds, Anastasia Rodionova. Coach: Murphy Jensen.

For more information on Mylan WTT, visit www.WTT.com.




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