2014 Dow Corning Tennis Classic underway - WNEM TV 5

2014 Dow Corning Tennis Classic underway

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MIDLAND, MI (WNEM) -

The 2014 Dow Corning Tennis Classic is officially underway in Midland. More than 30 women's pro-tennis athletes took to the courts in Sunday's qualifying round.

International athletes from 18 different countries and all over the U.S. are swinging into Mid- Michigan for the event.

Lucie Hradecka came all the way from the Czech Republic to compete in the Midland tournament.

Hradecka won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics. She has also won several grand slam tournaments including the U.S. Open.

Lucie has competed in and won the Dow Corning Tennis Classic several times and says the event in Midland is one of her favorites to keep coming back to.

Mike Woody is the executive director at the Midland Community Tennis Center. He says this years match ups should be some of the toughest competitions in the tournaments 26 year history.

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