King, the owner of the Breakers, noticed the low numbers firsthand, on her night.
There has been talk of King moving the WTT-run franchise again, this time out of Orange County. King said she could have the team any place she wants, but she wants a Southern California presence because of her roots in Long Beach.
"This is our challenge team. Every other team is doing well. Challenges," King sighed. "We just moved into this arena, so I'm going to have to make some changes.
"We knew it was going to be tough because we took over the team really late. In all fairness to our [general manager Kerry Schneider], who's a league person, we sent her out here. I told her, 'Just run the team this year. We'll worry about next year.'"
The Daily Pilot sat down with King, 68, and talked about the state of the Breakers and World Team Tennis.
Question: Do you like the arena's layout?
Answer: We have to cover up some stuff and start over. I don't know. It's too big right now. We have Smash Hits here twice, which we do for Elton (John's) AIDS Foundation. We pretty much pack this place, but that's because it's for a charity.
Q: Are you happy that you relocated the team?
A: I think long term, or, I don't know. We'll figure it out. I just think it's a neutral site. That's why I like it. You got a lot of clubs in the area. One year it was really cold and damp (in Newport Beach), it was like 50. Everybody had to bring their blankets out. I was thinking, 'Oh, my gosh!'
Q: Is there any talk of maybe of going elsewhere?
A: We'll just reevaluate. It's fine. Our other cities do really well. They pack them.
Q: What cities do well?