The WTA’s Australian tournaments rallied together to support Fight MND in memory of the late Angie Cunningham in Hobart.
Stephanie Livaudais
January 23, 2019

HOBART, Australia - A few weeks ago at the Hobart International, 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin sealed her dream week by lifting the first trophy of her WTA career: the Angie Cunningham Trophy.

Named after the respected Tasmanian player Angie Cunningham (nee Woolcock), who lost her long battle with Motor Neurone Disease in 2016, the trophy honors a beloved WTA personality who left her impact on Hobart.

Sofia Kenin (Getty Images)
Sofia Kenin with the Angie Cunningham Trophy. (Getty Images)

To further honor her memory, WTA4Love teamed up with the WTA’s Australian tournaments, Brisbane, Sydney, and Hobart, to make a donation to FightMND.

The foundation was established “ with the purpose of funding research to one day find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).”

The WTA presented Angie Cunningham's parents with a check to Fight MND in her memory. (WTA)

The check was presented in Hobart to Angie’s parents, while her two daughters, aged 12 and 9, were on hand after the final to present Kenin with the Angie Cunningham Trophy.



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