The Acura Classic is planning a news conference later this month to make what Giscafre termed "significant announcements." One is to involve identifying a player of interest who has committed to appearing in this year's Acura event, beginning July 26.
One guess: Maria Sharapova, 17, a tall and poised native of Siberia who currently resides in Bradenton, Fla. She improved her ranking last year from No. 186 to No. 32.