Top-ranked tennis pros descend on Dothan

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Dothan, AL (WSFA) - Some of the top ranked female tennis players in the world are in Dothan this week for the Dothan Pro Classic.

More than 20 countries are represented in the tournament that is being held at the Westgate Tennis Center.

The facility is one of the most decorated tennis centers in America.

Organizers say the annual event not only brings in recognition to the Circle City, but thousands of dollars in revenue.

Bob Hendrix, the Executive Director of the Dothan Area Visitors and Convention Bureau said, "The players bring their fans, their entourages, their mothers, and their grandmothers, and they stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants, and shop in our stores.  It has about an $80,000 dollar economic impact for the city."

This is the tenth year the tournament has been held in Dothan.

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