The Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship is proud to announce Karolina
Pliskova as this year’s honorary chair. The Czech Republic tennis star is currently ranked #4 on
the WTA Tour. Pliskova’s stellar 2017 season included three WTA singles titles. She also reached
a career-high ranking of #1 on the WTA Tour.
When asked about her time competing in the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis
Championship and being named Honorary Chair, Pliskova said, “As I reflect on this year, the
most memorable and successful time in my professional tennis career, I am grateful for the early
experiences that helped to shape my game. I had the privilege of playing in the Junior Orange
Bowl in 2004. I remember my time here fondly and I am proud to have been chosen as the
tournament’s honorary chair.”
Pliskova is among the elite tennis athletes sponsored by FILA. The company also serves as the
Official Apparel and Footwear Provider of the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis
Championships, continuing its commitment to supporting the next generation of players.
The Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship is the world’s premier tournament
for junior players, and has consistently attracted the top junior tennis talent from around the
world. The 56 th annual tournament will take place on December 10-19, 2017 at the Biltmore
Hotel, Crandon Park, Salvadore Park, and University of Miami. For more information on the
Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship visit www.jrorangebowl.org/tennis/ or
call 305-662- 6072.
The Junior Orange Bowl Festival is possible with the support of our Festival Presenting Sponsor
the Orange Bowl, Tennis Presenting Sponsor Badia Spices, Inc., as well as our Festival Sponsors
the City of Coral Gables, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami-Dade County Department of
Cultural Affairs, and Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council. The Junior Orange Bowl
Committee Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the community of South Florida
and the youth of the world by providing opportunities for wholesome, competitive and
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