Capriati, Navratilova to play here in November

September 11, 1991|By Bill Free

Martina Navratilova and Jennifer Capriati, two women wh lived in the headlines almost every day in the U.S. Open the past two weeks, will be coming to Baltimore on Nov. 26 to play in Pam Shriver's Sixth Annual First National Bank Tennis Festival presented by The Baltimore Sun at the Baltimore Arena, Prince Racquet area representative Herb Sweren said yesterday.

Navratilova, 34, and Capriati, 15, will meet in a singles match to highlight an evening of tennis that also is expected to include Shriver and local pro Elise Burgin.

There also will be pro celebrity athletes playing on the program, which will be announced today.

The Navratilova-Capriati encounter will be a rematch of their Wimbledon quarterfinals match this year, when Capriati beat Navratilova in two sets.

The First National Bank Tennis Festival has raised more than $865,000 in five years for area charities. Event organizers hope to surpass the $1 million mark in 1991.

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