IPTL: Singapore Slammers, Philippine Mavericks win opening match in Manila leg

The Singapore Slammers and Philippine Mavericks will be celebrating their victories tonight!

PH Mavericks

Photo from: IPTL

The Singapore Slammers won 4 of 5 sets – 6-4, 5-6, 6-2, 6-5, 6-3 – after playing against the Japanese Warriors at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Singapore won 29 games to add to their current 68 winning games from the Japan leg, while Japan will add 20 winning games.


Photo from: IPTL

The Philippine Mavericks on the other hand, also won 4 of 5 sets against the top seeded UAE royals – 6-2, 6-4, 5-6, 6-3, 6-3 – dealing UAE’s first lose in the season.

Playing in front of a home crowd, Milos Raonic, Treat Huey, Serena Williams, Mark Philippoussis, and Richard Gasquet were the crowd-favorite, especially when Serena Williams took the court.

The crowd in Manila was great last year, and more so this year, it was wonderful walking out for the home team. I really enjoyed playing the mixed doubles with Treat today, we had our chances, and it was a really close match.” Williams said.

The UAE Royals will face the Indian Aces next, while the Philippine Mavericks will play against the Japan Warriors.

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