IPTL Draft: Serena Williams goes to the Manila Mavericks

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 12, 2015 07:08 PM
IPTL Draft: Serena Williams goes to the Manila Mavericks
MANILA BOUND - World Number One Serena Williams will play for the Manila Mavericks in the 2015 IPTL Season

Following a successful 2014 campaign, the International Premiere Tennis League held a draft for the 2015 season last Saturday, April 11 (April 12, Manila time)

The first pick went to the UAE Royals, choosing World number two ranked Roger Federer, while Rafael Nadal went second, going to the Indian Aces. The DBS Singapore Slammers took World number one Novak Djokovic at the third pick, while the newest team on the block, the Japan Warriors chose World number two Maria Sharapova.

The Manila Mavericks scored big with the fifth pick of the first round, taking women’s World number one Serena Williams.

The complete draft results below:

 

UAE Royals

Roger Federer

Tomas Berdych

Ana Ivancovic

Goran Ivanisevic

Kristina Mladenovic

Marin Cilic

Daniel Nestor

 

Indian Aces

Rafael Nadal

Gael Monfils

Agnieszka Radwanska

Sania Mirza

Ivan Dodig

Fabrice Santoro

Rohan Bopanna

 

Singapore Slammers

Novak Djokovic

Nick Kyrgios

Karolina Pliskova

Carlos Moya

Belinda Bencic

Thanasi Kokkinakis

Marcelo Melo

 

Japan Warriors

Maria Sharapova

Kei Nishikori

Vasek Pospisil

Lander Paes

Marat Safin

Daniela Hantuchova

Lucas Pouille

Kurumi Nara

 

Manila Mavericks

Serena Williams

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Richard Gasquet

Sabine Lisicki

Mark Philippousis

Jarmila Gajdosova

Borina Coric

Treat Huey

 

The 2015 Season of the IPTL kicks off December 2nd in Japan. Detailed schedule to follow soon.

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