Tennis Channel will cover nine Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series events during the seven weeks between now and the U.S. Open, offering more than 100 match hours from the annual North American summer hard-court season. The network's lineup includes five men's ATP and three women's WTA tournaments, along with a combined event with both men's and women's draws at the same venue. Featuring singles semifinal, quarterfinal, and early round action, in addition to select doubles play, series coverage will first air Thursday, July 12, and run through Friday, Aug. 24.
In all, Tennis Channel will cover nine of the 10 Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series tournaments, with the women's New Haven Open at Yale as the lone exception. The network's lineup: ATP - BB&T Atlanta Open (Atlanta), Farmers Classic (Los Angeles), Citi Open (Washington, D.C.), Rogers Cup (Toronto) and Winston-Salem Open (Winston-Salem, N.C.); WTA - Bank of the West Classic (Stanford, Calif.), Mercury Insurance Open (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Rogers Cup (Montreal). Tennis Channel will also showcase the men's and women's Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati).
This summer marks the ninth consecutive year that Tennis Channel has covered the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series, continuing a streak that began when the USTA created the circuit in 2004. As it has done since 2008, the network will produce all coverage for itself and fellow series broadcasters ESPN and CBS Sports, other than the Cincinnati and Canada-based events.
Tennis Channel's Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series play-by-play team features network regulars Ted Robinson, Ian Eagle, Brett Haber and Leif Shiras. The analyst roster includes Lindsay Davenport, Justin Gimelstob and Jimmy Arias, with Ashley Fisher and Corina Morariu handling sideline reporting duties. Former player, sports agent, promoter, broadcaster and all-around tennis go-to guy Donald Dell also will make a special booth appearance during Tennis Channel's coverage of Washington's Citi Open, a tournament he co-founded in 1969.
For encore replays, visit www.tennischannel.com/schedule.