Game, Set And Match! Grand Slam Champion Maria Sharapova To Play 25th Aspall Tennis Classic At Hurlingham Club

14 June 2018 | P1C Admin

FIVE-TIME Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova is set to play the 25th edition of the Aspall Tennis Classic at the prestigious Hurlingham Club, organisers IMG have confirmed.

The world-renowned tennis star, who is one of only ten women to hold the career Grand Slam and has a string of titles under her belt, will join a host of star players due to play at the popular event including Grigor Dimitrov, Kevin Anderson, Lucas Pouille, Richard Gasquet, Hyeon Chung, Karen Khachanov, Greg Rusedski, Mark Philippoussis, Thomas Enqvist, Mikael Pernfors and Mansour Bahrami.

Considered the ultimate warm up event to Wimbledon, the Aspall Tennis Classic takes place from Tuesday, June 26 until Friday, June 29 and combines timeless elegance and British tradition, providing guests with the ultimate opportunity to witness world-class tennis in unparalleled, exquisite surroundings.

One of the sport’s biggest stars, Russia’s Maria Sharapova has competed in the WTA tour since 2001, achieving World No.1 ranking in singles on no fewer than five separate occasions. She has a further 36 singles titles and five Grand Slam titles – two at Roland Garros, and one at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open. She is also an Olympic medallist, having secured silver in the women’s singles at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Currently ranked at World No. 23, Sharapova has achieved a rare level of longevity in the women’s game, winning at least one singles title per active year of play  from 2003 until 2017. A two-time Roland Garros champion, the 31-year-old Sharapova is also set to play Wimbledon this year. She is no stranger to Hurlingham however, having played at the prominent event in 2011 and 2013. This year she will play two matches – one on Wednesday, June 27 and one on Friday, June 29.

Also announced to play is Spanish professional tennis player Pablo Carreño Busta, who is currently ranked World No.12 in men’s singles and has an impressive track record, with singles titles at Estoril, Moscow, Winston-Salem, and doubles titles in Rio de Janeiro, Beijing and Quito.

2018 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Aspall Tennis Classic at Hurlingham, which over the years has become one of the world’s most star-studded tennis exhibitions, tying together premier hospitality with a stellar player line-up.  During its 25-year history some of the sport’s best players have competed at the event including Grand Slam champions Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Marin Čilić, as well as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori.

The Aspall Tennis Classic also draws many celebrity spectators, with past attendees including Eleanor Tomlinson, Emilia Fox, Sol Campbell and Romeo Beckham.

An IMG event, the Aspall Tennis Classic at Hurlingham takes place at the height of the tennis season, during the week prior to Wimbledon.  Set in the tranquil 42-acre grounds of The Hurlingham Club, it is one of the most intimate tennis events in the social calendar, showcasing both the stars of today and all-time legends playing in a series of exhibition matches as they finalise their preparations ahead of Wimbledon.

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Listings  Information: 

Dates:  Tuesday  26th June – Friday  29th June  2018

Location:  The Hurlingham  Club,  Ranelagh  Gardens,  London,  SW6  3PR

Booking  Information:  0208  233  5838  |  George.carroll@img.com

Hospitality  Tickets:  http://www.aspalltennisclassic.com/packages/

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Notes  to  Editors: 

About  IMG 

IMG  is  a  global  leader  in  sports,  fashion,  events  and  media,  operating  in  more  than 30  countries.  The  company  manages  some  of  the  world’s  greatest  sports  figures  and  fashion  icons;  stages  hundreds  of  live  events  and  branded  entertainment experiences  annually;  and  is  a  leading  independent  producer and  distributor  of sports  and  entertainment  media.  IMG  also  specializes  in  sports  training  and  league development,  as  well  as  marketing,  media  and  licensing  for  brands, sports organisations  and  collegiate  institutions.  IMG  is  part  of  the  Endeavor  (formerly  WME | IMG)  network.

About  Aspall

Innovation and  invention  have  been  at  the  heart  of  Aspall  ever  since  Clement Chevallier arrived  at  Aspall  Hall  in  1728  to  set  up  his  new  cyder business. While upholding the  same  exacting  standards  set  by  Clement  nearly  300 years  ago,  the business  has  continued  to  innovate  and  improve. Today,  with  its  immense  heritage, Aspall  is  recognised  as  a  brand  that  values  its  past  while  enthusiastically  embracing  the  future.  Aspall  cyder  is  still  pressed,  fermented,  blended  and  bottled  on  site  at  Aspall  Hall, but  by  embracing  new  ideas  and  technologies  it  continues  to  produce  the  very  British  world-class  cyders,  juices  and  vinegars  for  which  it  is  celebrated.  www.aspall.co.uk

About  The  Hurlingham  Club 

Set  in  42  acres  of  magnificent  grounds  on  the  border  of  the  Thames  in  Fulham,  The Hurlingham  Club  is  a  green  oasis  of  tradition  and  international  renown,  effortlessly  combining  timeless  elegance  with  state  of  the  art  event  facilities. Steeped  in  grandeur,  the  Hurlingham  Club  is  a  private  members’  club and a renowned events  venue.

Home  to  events  such  as  the  Aspall  Tennis  Classic  and  the  Wimbledon  Ball, The  Hurlingham  Club  is  available  for  corporate  and  private  events.  Guests are  always  treated  with  the  exclusivity  which  has  become  synonymous  with  the  Club.

The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PR

http://www.hurlinghamclub.org.uk/private-events

Email: events@hurlinghamclub.org.uk

Telephone:  0207 610 7526