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Freedoms Season Opener
by Bambi Dudley
Meet the Team
The fans came out in the rain, expecting the skies and courts to dry, but neither did Saturday, July 5th for the debut of the 2007 Philadelphia Freedoms versus the New York Buzz.
Fans met the Freedoms line-up at the season opening "Meet the Team Party" inside the mansion at Cabrini College.
Rain Delay
Freedoms Coach Craig Kardon and Freedoms General Manager Jeff Harrison made a tough call to move the Freedoms' first home match of the season indoors to nearby Radnor Racquet Club.
Despite the slow start, the tennis was exciting and fast-paced.
The Freedoms came up short. The BUZZ defeated the 2006 Champs 25-15, winning all categories: men's and women's doubles, men's and women's singles, and mixed doubles.
Venus Takes CourtLisa Raymond
Wimbledon kept away Freedoms stars; singles champion Venus Williams, semi-finalist doubles local hero, Lisa Raymond, and Daniel Nestor could have made a difference.