DC Gallery: All The Pre-Tournament Buzz
Sloane Stephens and Taylor Townsend have been getting out there in Washington DC already, along with two former Top 10 players from the ATP World Tour - who were they? Check it out!
Published July 28, 2013 12:00
Sloane Stephens and Taylor Townsend took part in a very special exposition on Friday afternoon.
The two took to the streets near the United States Capitol for a tennis clinic with local children.
Friday's exposition featured children from the Department of Parks & Recreation tennis programs.
Stephens and Townsend didn't just hit with the kids, they also posed for photographs with them.
With the incredible backdrop of the United States Capitol making those photos even more special.
Stephens and Townsend are two of the most promising future stars for tennis in the United States.
And Stephens is already a very established WTA star, just recently debuting in the Top 15.
The action then moved to City Hall, where the mayor of Washington DC, Vincent Gray, helped out.
Former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis joined the WTA stars at the draw ceremony.
Stephens with her promotional poster. Stephens made the semifinals of the Australian Open this year.
And Townsend with the tournament promo. Townsend won the Aussie Open junior title last year.
Townsend came back out on Saturday, visiting a YMCA alongside former Top 10 player Mardy Fish.
Townsend and Fish hit with some of the children who attend the programs at the facility.
The American pair also signed autographs for the kids who turned out to the special event.
Fish and Townsend then toured the facility and even tried out some of the available equipment.