<h4><em><strong>The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic<\/strong> <\/em>will celebrate its fifth anniversary Sept. 17-\u00ad18 at The Greenbrier\u2019s Center Court at Creekside stadium. For the first time, the lineup of tennis professionals will include female competitors.<\/h4>\r\n[caption id="attachment_19481" align="alignleft" width="237"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/06\/Venus-Williams.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-19481" alt="Venus Williams" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/06\/Venus-Williams-237x300.jpg" width="237" height="300" \/><\/a> Venus Williams[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThe schedule for Saturday, Sept. 17, will include a pair of singles matchups. <strong>Pete Sampras<\/strong>, The Greenbrier\u2019s Tennis Professional Emeritus, will take on <strong>John McEnroe<\/strong> in one match, while <strong>Venus Williams<\/strong> will play Madison Keys in a women\u2019s singles showdown.\r\n\r\nOn Sunday, Sept. 18, mixed doubles will be on the schedule, with those same four players taking to the Har\u00adTru surface. Teams will be announced at a later date.\r\n\r\n<em>\u201cThe Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic has been a very popular event for us, and we\u2019re really excited to include two top\u00adnotch female players this year,\u201d<\/em> said Terry Deremer, The Greenbrier Director of Tennis. \u201cIt\u2019s going to be a fantastic two days of tennis that everybody will enjoy.\u201d\r\n\r\nA 14-\u00adtime grand slam champion, Sampras has been The Greenbrier Tennis Professional Emeritus since 2014. The 44\u00ad-year-\u00adold has won 64 career titles and was No. 1 at the end of the year for six consecutive years from 1993 through 1998. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007.\r\n\r\nMcEnroe, who will be participating in The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic for the fourth time, is a seven-\u00adtime grand slam winner, who is known for being one of the most colorful tennis stars in the game\u2019s history. He won 77 career titles and became an International Tennis Hall of Famer in 1999. McEnroe currently serves as a commentator on tennis broadcasts around the world.\r\n\r\nWilliams is a <em>former world No. 1<\/em> who is currently ranked No. 11. She has won seven grand slam titles and more than 700 professional singles matches. Widely considered one of the all\u00ad time greats of women\u2019s tennis, Williams has won four Olympic gold medals and has a successful design business, on top of her success on the tennis court.\r\n\r\nKeys is a 21-\u00adyear-\u00adold Illinois native, who is currently ranked No. 17 in the world in women\u2019s tennis. She reached the semifinals of the 2015 Australian Open and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon that same year.\r\n\r\n\u201cAll four players are extremely accomplished and will be a lot of fun for the fans to watch,\u201d said Greenbrier Owner and Chairman Jim Justice. \u201cThe Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic has been a huge success for us, and it\u2019s just a part of our commitment to tennis and its place in The Greenbrier\u2019s history.\u201d\r\n\r\n<strong>Tickets for The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic are currently available online.<\/strong> Tickets will be available to purchase at Will Call at the stadium during tonight\u2019s Center Court Under the Lights match until 30 minutes after the match is complete.\r\n\r\nTickets will be $60 for upper level and $110 for lower level for Saturday\u2019s two matches and $40 for upper level and $80 for lower level for Sunday\u2019s match. Those who purchase by June 15 at noon can save money by taking advantage of the Buy Early & Save promotion. Saturday\u2019s tickets will be discounted at $47.50 (upper) and $105 (lower) and Sunday\u2019s tickets will be $35 (upper) and $75 (lower) during that special promotion.\r\n\r\n<strong>Fans wanting to attend both days can take advantage of huge savings between now and June 15. Upper level tickets for both days will be $75, and lower level tickets $150.<\/strong>\r\n\r\nFor more information, visit Greenbrier.com\/TennisClassic.