Catch Williams, Nadal and other tennis superstars at the Int'l Premier Tennis League
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a press release from PLDT HOME]
MANILA, Philippines – PLDT HOME Fibr is bringing back the world’s top tennis players to Manila for season two of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which takes place on December 6-8 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
The current number one Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) pro will play for the Philippine Mavericks team versus defending champion Micromax Indian Aces. (READ: Rafa Nadal, Serena to play in Manila for IPTL this December)
Known as ‘Meka’ and ‘Momma Smash’, Williams has won the most major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined for active players, male or female. (READ: Is Serena Williams the greatest female athlete in history?)
Accompanying Williams on the Philippine squad are Mixed Doubles Grand Slam titleholder Richard Gasquet, Wimbledon Championships WTA titleholder Sabine Lisicki, 2013 Australian Open Mixed Doubles titleholder Jarmila Gajdosova, the youngest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) top 100 Borna Coric, ATP World Tour Doubles titleholder and Pinoy pride Treat Huey, and World No. 8 in men’s singles and Mavericks Team captain Mark Philippoussis.
Williams' team will be playing against the Micromax Indian Aces, which will be spearheaded by Rafael Nadal, along with Frenchmen Fabrice Santoro and Gael Montfils, Polish star Agniezka Radwanska, Croatia’s Ivan Dodig, No. 29 in the world, and Indian bets Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.
Commencing on December 2 in Kobe, Japan, the IPTL’s three-day Manila leg will be played as part of a five-nation tour. Scheduled stops at New Delhi, Dubai, and Singapore will follow.
“With its expanded lineup, season two of IPTL is definitely going to be bigger and more extraordinary,” PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali says. “The competition features more than 30 international tennis superstars, and with legend Serena Williams serving up our very own Philippine Mavericks, PLDT HOME Fibr is very excited to bring this level of premier entertainment to our Filipino sports fans.”
As a treat to customers, all PLDT HOME Fibr subscribers are entitled to a 20 percent discount for tickets to the IPTL's Philippine leg. They can also get a chance to win VIP tickets complete with red carpet treatment — two-way rides via the luxury car service Uber Black to take them to and from the venue in style.
PLDT HOME Fibr delivers Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps, allowing high-speed browsing of multiple websites and the country’s first symmetrical speed service. Recently, it launched the new PLDT HOME Fibr Plan 2899 which offers 50 Mbps. Customers who apply before January 31, 2016 will have their speed boosted to 100 Mbps for the first six months of their subscription.
For more information on PLDT HOME Fibr, visit pldthome.com/fibr. – Rappler.com
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