WASHINGTON, DC, USA - The WTA and the Citi Open partnered earlier this week to kick off the US Open Series with the latest WTA Charities initiative. 

The tour and tournament came together to host a 'Come Play' initiative in conjunction with local chapters of the Special Olympics, with athletes from both the Maryland and D.C. Special Olympic chapters present. 

American Lauren Davis took park in the clinic, as she played tennis with the athletes, helping to promote the sport and inclusivity. 

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The WTA and Tennis Warehouse also gifted each chapter with a $1,000 gift card to Tennis Warehouse to help grow the game, helping provide resources for the purchase of equipment and other items. 

Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities.

The organization provides year-round training and competitions to five million athletes and Unified Sports partners in 172 countries.