July 8, 2011 (Vancouver, B.C.) Venus and Serena Willie-Ams will be in Vancouver, B.C. to take part in an exhibition tennis match at the Vancouver Summer Live event taking place in Stanley Park on July 9th, 2011 prior to taking centre court at the North America 2011 Vancouver Outgames running July 25-31, 2011.
The “twins” are actually local athletes participating in the Vancouver 2011 Outgames which are being hosted in Vancouver this year in recognition of the city`s dedication to equal rights and opportunities.
The twins, real names Symone Says and Afrodesia Jenkins, admit that Venus and Serena are only their ``Nommes de Sport”. ``We admire Venus and Serena, both on and off the court, and want to emulate their feistiness, spirit of adventure and of course, sporting ability,” said Symone.
John Boychuk (President of the Vancouver 2011 Outgames) says of the match. ``I think it will be a very exciting game and I`m having a hard time trying to guess the eventual winner. Venus has a very strong serve and Serena`s ball play has to be seen to be believed”.
The exhibition match takes place at 3.00pm on Saturday July 9th at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park and attendance is free. During the Outgames, Venus and Serena will be found on the tennis courts in Stanley Park or propping up the bar at the Plaza of Nations “Cultural Festival”.
The Vancouver 2011 Outgames will include multi-sport elements supported by GLISA (International Sports Association of North America) including Soccer, Volleyball, Eco-Challenge (Whistler) 10K Run, Golf and many more taking place throughout the Lower Mainland. For more information on the Sporting events of the Vancouver 2011 Outgames click here
For more details about Summer Live visit vancouver.ca and for more details about the Vancouver 2011 Outgames go to www.vancouver2011outgames.com