Author: Katie Lee

Bryan Brothers Painting Available at 30 Day Silent Auction for Charity Don’t miss your chance to add a one of a kind piece to your art collection. Artist and 17-year Delray Beach resident William DeBilzan painted “Bryan Brothers” live during the 2020 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com, the Bryan Brothers’ farewell Delray Beach appearance where they eventually won their 6th Delray Beach title. Proceeds for this painting will be split 50% to “Delray Citizens for Delray Police” (assisting with the college cost for the police children) and “Delray Chamber Education Fund” (help kids with education costs) with the other 50% going to DeBilzan. There will be a silent auction that will run for 30 days. The painting is a 39x67 acrylic and oil with a retail value of $17,200. Interested parties can speak with John Rawley at the Debilzan Gallery in downtown Delray Beach at 38 E. Atlantic Ave.,...

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO WITHDRAWS FROM DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM JANUARY 23, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com announced that Juan Martin del Potro is withdrawing from the 2020 event. The tournament still holds three wildcards and two special exempts that will round out the 32-player ATP 250 main event. “Our positive thoughts are with Juan Martin as he continues his recovery,” said Mark Baron, Tournament Director. “We look forward to many years of seeing him play healthy tennis in Delray Beach.” Delray Beach’s complete singles acceptance list includes the following ATP Tour stars: Radu Albot (MDA), Damir Dzumhur (BIH), Kyle Edmund (GBR), Taylor Fritz (USA), Ugo Humbert (FRA), Steve Johnson (USA), Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB), Soonwoo Kwon (KOR), Nick Kyrgios (AUS), Adrian Mannarino (FRA), Mackenzie McDonald (USA), John Millman (AUS), Kei Nishikori (JPN), Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN), Reilly Opelka (USA), Tommy...

TWO-TIME DELRAY BEACH CHAMPION ERNESTS GULBIS GRANTED WILDCARD FOR 2020 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM QUALIFYING EVENT Singles Qualifying Field Announced Including Top 100 Player Cameron Norrie JANUARY 30, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced the singles qualifying field for their ATP 250 event and that two-time singles Champion Ernests Gulbis will be receiving a wild card into the Feb. 15-16 16 player draw. Capturing his first singles title in Delray Beach in 2010 (defeating Iv Karlovic), Gulbis (No. 256) won his second title in 2013 after advancing through the qualifying rounds and defeating James Blake, Tommy Haas and Sam Querrey en route to the finals. In addition, Gulbis has won four other ATP titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 10 in June 2014 after defeating Roger Federer in five sets to advance to the semifinals of Roland...

STEFAN KOZLOV OVERCOMES OPPONENT’S TIRADES TO WIN DELRAY TENNIS TOURNEY   By: Chris Nelsen, Palm Beach Post NOVEMBER 19, 2019, DELRAY BEACH, FL — Stefan Kozlov, who reached No. 115 in the world before injuries set him back, rarely finds himself rattled by an opponent. But even he got flustered at Tuesday’s final of the Delray Beach Open Wildcard Survivor tournament at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Kozlov, who lives in Delray, had to keep his cool while beating Lucas Renard, 6-2, 6-0, as his opponent slowed the match down several times, yelling at Kozlov and arguing calls. At one point, Kozlov turned to his supporters in the crowd and told them Renard was “getting in my head.” Still, he remained focused and picked up the easy win, securing a berth in the Delray Beach Open qualifier in February. “I’ve played a lot of tennis, and I don’t think...

IT’S A “TENNISGIVING” FEAST Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com Offering Rare Discount on Tickets to See ATP Tennis Stars & Legends in February NOVEMBER 25, 2019, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced a Thanksgiving-week promotion on tickets for the February 14-23, 2020 event. From Mon., Nov. 25 – Sun., Dec. 1, the Thanksgiving special offers the following rare discounts on individual courtside box and reserved seat tickets - the ideal stocking-stuffer, gilt and gift for the tennis fan in your life: 50% off ATP Champions Tour legends team matches. Promo Code: CHAMPION Session 1 (Fri. night, Feb. 14) Session 2 (Sat. day, Feb. 15) Session 4 (Sun. day, Feb. 16). 20% off select ATP 250 sessions. Promo Code: THANKFUL20 Presidents Day:  Session 5 (Mon. day, Feb. 17) and Session 6 (Mon. night, Feb. 17) 2nd round matches: Session 11 (Thurs. day, Feb. 20)...

LOCAL TALENT SEARCH: 2020 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS FOR BALL KIDS NOW OPEN DECEMBER 18, 2019, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that applications are now open and being accepted for the ATP Tour and ATP Champions Tour events taking place February 14-23, 2020, at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center. An opportunity for a select few to be an integral part of the highly anticipated annual professional tennis event showcasing the best current and former ATP players in the world, this year’s line-up of tennis stars include Juan Martin del Potro, Kei Nishikori, Nick Kyrios, Milos Raonic and the Bryan Brothers in the ATP 250 event, and Tommy Haas, James Blake, Marcos Baghdatis, David Ferrer and more in the ATP Champions Tour “Team Europe vs. Team World” legends event. In order to apply, ball kids must...

COCO GAUFF TO PLAY REIGNING NCAA SINGLES CHAMPION ESTELA PEREZ-SOMARRIBA IN FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S MATCH AT DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM Fans Can Meet Players at Autograph Session After Match; Tickets for Coco Plus Del Potro, Nishikori, Kyrgios, Bryan Brothers. Final Appearance and More Available Now for Holidays DECEMBER 23, 2019, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that global teen tennis star and local Delray Beach resident Coco Gauff will play 2019 NCAA Division I Singles Champion Estela Perez-Somarriba in the first women’s match held in the event’s history on Saturday, February 15th at 7 p.m. Cori “Coco” Gauff made her splash on the tennis scene earlier this year at Wimbledon receiving a wild card into the singles qualifying tournament where she won consecutive straight-set matches before defeating Venus Williams in the first round and advancing to the second week. Following...

FORMER CHAMPIONS FRANCES TIAFOE AND RADU ALBOT RETURNING TO DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM JANUARY 10, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced their 2020 main draw singles field for the Feb. 14-23 ATP 250 event. In addition to already-committed Juan Martin del Potro (ARG), Nick Kyrgios (AUS), Milos Raonic (CAN) and Kei Nishikori (JPN), defending champion Radu Albot (MDA) and 2018 winner Frances Tiafoe (USA) are returning as are fan-favorite Americans Taylor Fritz and Reilly Opelka. ATP Next Gen international stars Ugo Humbert (FRA) and Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) also made the cut, giving fans an opportunity to see tennis’ next wave of superstars. Capturing his first career singles title in 2019 in Delray Beach, Albot (no. 46) defeated Nick Kyrgios, Steve Johnson, and Mackenzie McDonald en route to the final where he won a thrilling three set match against Daniel...

Beginning February 14, the 10-Day Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com Promises to be #1 in Your Heart with World-Class Excitement On-and-Off the Court Tournament’s 28th Year Introducing More Top-shelf Dining & Drinking Options and On-site Entertainment Than Ever DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – January xx, 2020 – The eagerly anticipated 2020 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com will take place February 14-23, at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The 10-Day event features the best and brightest stars in tennis competing in a combined ATP 250 and ATP Champions Tour tournament. With expansive new options for eating, drinking and entertainment on-site at the downtown stadium on Delray Beach’s popular Atlantic Avenue, the annual event is expected to attract the biggest audience in the tournament’s 28-year history. The Delray Beach stop on the global ATP Tour is a favorite “socially-sporting” experience for locals and tourists alike. It is world renowned...

KEI NISHIKORI WITHDRAWS FROM DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM; YOUNG AMERICAN STAR REILLY OPELKA NOW PLAYING “SUPER TUESDAY” FEBRUARY 7, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that Kei Nishikori is withdrawing from the 2020 event due to an elbow injury. The tournament still holds three wildcards for the 32-player ATP 250 main event. In Nishikori’s place in the featured 2:30pm match on Tues., Feb. 18, Reilly Opelka will begin his 2020 Delray Beach Open. Opelka, currently ranked No. 38, is making his 3rd appearance in Delray Beach after previously reaching the quarterfinals in 2018.  Opelka has been ranked as high as No. 31 and won his first career title in 2019 at the New York Open. “Kei is such a tremendous competitor, I know we’ll see him back in Delray Beach. We’re all rooting for his health and return in...