Despite the heavy flooding sustained by The Greenbrier\u2019s Center Court at Creekside, The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, planned for Sept. 17-18, will be played as originally scheduled.\r\nThe year-old Center Court at Creekside, a 2,500-seat state-of-the-art tennis stadium, received heavy flooding during the June 23 flood that brought so much damage to Greenbrier County and throughout West Virginia. Crews have been working hard to repair the facility - which opened June 20, 2015, with an exhibition match between The Greenbrier Tennis Professional Emeritus Pete Sampras and longtime rival Andre Agassi - and it will be ready for play well in advance of The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic.\r\n\u201cWe had a lot of water in the stadium and it was awful to see,\u201d said Terry Deremer, The Greenbrier\u2019s director of tennis. \u201cBut it looks so much better already, and it will be spectacular by the time The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic arrives. We\u2019re excited to show it off once again.\u201d\r\nThe fifth annual Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic will feature four tennis greats, two from the men\u2019s game and two from the women\u2019s game.\r\nOn Saturday, Sept. 17, Venus Williams will take on Madison Keys at noon, followed by a singles match between Pete Sampras and John McEnroe at 2:30 p.m.\r\nDoubles will be the order of the day on Sunday, Sept. 18, as Sampras and Williams will team together to play McEnroe and Keys at 12:30 p.m.\r\nThe 2016 Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic will mark the first time women\u2019s players will be included in the event, and two superstars will mark that occasion.\r\nWilliams, a former world No. 1, is currently ranked No. 7 in the world after her run to the Wimbledon semifinals earlier this month. She also teamed with her sister, Serena Williams, to win the Wimbledon women\u2019s doubles championship for the sixth time, their 14th career Grand Slam Doubles title together.\r\nWilliams has won seven career Grand Slam titles, five at Wimbledon and two at the U.S. Open. Overall, she\u2019s won 49 career titles and 78 percent of her matches.\r\nKeys, currently ranked No. 9 in the world, recently advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon. She\u2019s made it as far as the quarterfinals there before and played in an Australian Open semifinal in 2015. The 21-year-old already has two career WTA titles under her belt.\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re really excited to include women\u2019s players this time, and to have two that are currently ranked in the top 10 in the world is incredible,\u201d said Deremer. \u201cWe expect this to be a very competitive match that the fans are really going to enjoy.\u201d\r\nUnlike their female counterparts, the two men\u2019s participants aren\u2019t currently active on the professional tour. They are, however, two of the top American players to ever play the game.\r\nSampras, who will turn 45 next month, won 14 Grand Slam titles before officially retiring in 2003. He was ranked No. 1 in the world at the year\u2019s end for six straight years from 1993 through 1998. Sampras won 64 career titles and became an International Tennis Hall of Famer in 2007.\r\nMcEnroe, now a television commentator, won Seven Grand Slam singles titles from 1979 through 1984, as well as nine Grand Slam doubles titles from 1979 through 1992. The now 57-year-old was No. 1 in the world 14 times from 1980 through 1985 and entered the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.\r\n\u201cWhen you talk about American tennis, it doesn\u2019t get much better than Pete Sampras and John McEnroe,\u201d said Deremer. \u201cThey\u2019ve both competed in The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic before, and the fans loved them. They\u2019re not only terrific players, they\u2019re also very good at entertaining the crowd. We\u2019re so excited that they\u2019re coming back.\u201d\r\nTickets are available for Saturday only, Sunday only or both days. Meet and greet tickets are also available, as are one-night and two-night packages that include rooms and breakfast at The Greenbrier. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Greenbrier.com\/tennisclassic.