Danish Caroline Wozniacki and Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova will play an exhibition match in the Slovakian capital Bratislava on November 21, 2011. Besides the WTA stars, two men’s tennis veterans Henri Leconte and Mansour Bahrami will also take part.
Wozniacki and Cibulkova will first play against each other and then team up against Leconte and Mansour in doubles.
Cibulkova is now in the semifinals of the Generali Ladies Linz, where she will face Lucie Safarova. Wozniacki is not competing at the moment, she’s preparing for the year-end Championships in Istanbul.
France’s Henri Leconte was a Roland Garros singles finalist in 1988, and won the doubles title at the tournament in 1984. He held the singles ranking of No.5 and won nine career singles and ten doubles titles.
Mansour Bahrami was born in Iran and he went through a lot to become a tennis player, including going through a three-year period when all tennis courts in his country were closed down. (via Tennis Notebook, photos: Johan Rivera)