From right: University of Texas Tennis Coach Howard Joffe, Dr. Annette Zaharoff, Mayor Ivy Taylor, McFarlin Tennis Foundation board member Bob Braubach, Trinity University Tennis Coach Gretchen Rush and SA Country Club pro Trey Foster at the announcement of the WTA San Antonio Open.

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Former pro tennis player Annette Zaharoff, MD, will serve as tournament physician at the inaugural WTA San Antonio Open, tournament organizers have announced.

The WTA 125K Series event is slated for March 14-19, 2016 at McFarlin Tennis Center.

Dr. Zaharoff, a noted sports medicine physician and orthopedic specialist, competed in the 1980s on the WTA tour and also played for the University of Texas at Austin. For more than 25 years she has led a successful sports medicine practice – the Non-Surgical Center of Texas – focusing on non-surgical treatment for shoulder pain, joint pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.

As tournament physician, Dr. Zaharoff will treat injuries or other medical conditions involving players. She will coordinate care if necessary for serious conditions that may involve support from other providers or specialists. She also will develop and oversee the medical plan for the site.

Dr. Zaharoff has served as tournament physician or medical director for various amateur, college and professional athletic events, including the Australian Open.  She will serve once again as Medical Director for the 2016 HEB Alamo Run Fest.

The San Antonio Open will be the first WTA event in the Alamo City since the early 1990s, when the US Women’s Hardcourt Championships were held at McFarlin.

The WTA 125K Series of tournaments provide an opportunity for new markets to showcase a professional women’s tennis product and offer up-and-coming players additional opportunities to compete and earn prize money and ranking points. The purse will be $115,000. The 2015 season included tournaments in Limoges, France; Taipei, Taiwan; Carlsbad, Calif.; and Hua Hin, Thailand.

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About Dr. Z

Dr. Annette Zaharoff, a former professional tennis player on the WTA circuit, heads the Non-Surgical Center of Texas on Huebner Road (  An expert in Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr. Zaharoff is recognized for utilizing cutting-edge, non-invasive treatments such as stem cell therapy, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injections with ultrasound guidance.  She is also a certified acupuncturist and incorporates a team approach with physical therapists in her treatment plans.