Monday, February 10, 2020 8:42 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will return to World TeamTennis this summer, with 2017 U.S. Open women's champion Sloane Stephens leading the expansion Smash. Stephens' coach, Chicago-based Kamau Murray, will coach the team that will play its home matches at Credit Union 1 Arena on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago. The addition of Chicago gives the league nine teams for the 2020 season. The Orlando Storm and Vegas Rollers joined WTT in 2019, when a four-team playoff was added in Las Vegas. The Smash will play their first match July 13 at the two-time defending WTT champion Springfield Lasers.