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Caribbean-On-Line » Caribbean Travel News » Dominican Republic » Chris Evert Hosts Reception to launch her new Tennis Center at Costa Blanca, Dominican Republic

Chris Evert Hosts Reception to launch her new Tennis Center at Costa Blanca, Dominican Republic

September 16, 2008 - Miami, FL - Chris Evert, the world-renowned tennis icon and new wife of golf legend, Greg Norman, recently headed to Miami's sandy shores for a private reception at the Mandarin Oriental on Brickell Key. The highly-anticipated event played host to Miami's elite and top media figures. The couple, who recently made a media splash with their whirlwind romance, became an item when Chris Evert began working with The Great White forming Tennis Villages in his resort residential developments throughout the world. Chris Evert chose Miami as the city in which to formally announce her new Tennis Center, which will be alongside her husband's first PGA quality course in the Dominican Republic.

The stunning blonde walked in on the arm of her new husband and greeted the press by stating, "I had to tear myself away from Federer's first set. I am very honored to have the first Chris Evert Tennis Center in the Caribbean." Chris explained that the Tennis Center will hold ten clay courts including one housed in a professional mini-stadium, top amenities, a pro shop, and she will be very involved in the selection of its tennis pros. She explained her excitement for the project, "This is the only project in the Dominican Republic where the tennis center has an actual brand. This makes it very unique and with Greg on the golf course design and me on the tennis center, it's definitely a family affair."

Costa Blanca by Metro, the highly anticipated oceanfront development by Group Metro, also includes a world class marina, a marina village, oceanfront condominiums, villas, a private beach and the exclusive founders club. Group Metro has already achieved tremendous success with the launching of its founders club, which produced almost US$100 million in sales on the first day of ground breaking. CEO of Group Metro, Dr. Asilis, explained his excitement for the boom that his country is seeing, "We're so excited about the future of the DR. The area is drawing baby-boomers, Europeans, and is seeing tremendous growth."

Evert explains why she chose Costa Blanca and Group Metro, "Costa Blanca is going to be a wonderful destination in the Dominican Republic. I look forward to working with the Development team of Group Metro to help facilitate not only a world class golfing facility, but my first Tennis Center in the Caribbean that will feature superior facilities but also unparalleled service for our members and guests."

A brief question and answer session followed, with the most surprising question coming from Greg Norman in the audience. The golf great raised his hand for the microphone and asked, "So how is your marriage working out?" Evert laughed and said, "It's gonna be great forever."

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