How will W-S Open, Wake Forest replace Bill Oakes?

John Brasier
How will W-S Open, Wake Forest replace Bill Oakes?

Bill Oakes was the face of the Winston-Salem Open, recruiting prominent players and important sponsors, overseeing operations, and promoting the Triad's annual ATP tournament since its inception. In 2019, Oakes brought in 15-year-old phenom Coco Gauff and top-ranked Ashleigh Barty for a women's exhibition that quickly sold out, generating a rush of new excitement for the event. Oakes told Triad Business Journal he has some attractive possibilities, though he wasn't ready to be specific.