Maria Sharapova, a Silver Medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics, will join NBC for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, serving as a correspondent, offering insight and commentary on Russia's first Winter Olympics.
Marking the one-year anniversary of the USTA’s public commitment to help shine a spotlight on the crisis of physical inactivity among America's youth by aligning with A Partnership for a Healthier America, tennis’ governing body, the USTA, held a press event and youth tennis exhibition on Sept. 1 to show that an early positive experience in sports helps to create a lifelong commitment to an active lifestyle.
Tennis Channel will begin its first day of 2013 French Open coverage with nine consecutive hours of matches, followed by a another nine hours of interview-and-encore show French Open Tonight. This daily balance—long blocks of competition followed by an all-night review of the day's play—will be the template for much of the network's two-week telecast, set to get underway Sunday, May 26.
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA, has announced that Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning actor and star of the recent hit film “The Hunger Games” Stanley Tucci and Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning actor and star of NBC's “30 Rock” Alec Baldwin will headline the 12th Annual Opening Night Gala on Aug. 27 at this year’s U.S. Open.
Under the All England Club's new television contract, all matches from Wimbledon 2012 will be broadcast live and by the same company in the United States. They ended a 43-year relationship with NBC last summer when they agreed to a 12-year deal with ESPN.
Tennis Channel will offer close to 60 hours of live matches and more than 140 match hours overall during its sixth year of French Open coverage, beginning Sunday, May 27 and running through Sunday, June 10.
Novak Djokovic took some time off from playing and attended the Cannes Film Festival. With his girlfriend Jelena Ristic by his side, he walked the red carpet and went to see the Mel Gibson movie, “The Beaver.”
Wimbledon television coverage is ceasing to broadcast on NBC after doing so for 43 years. ESPN looks to be the successor to NBC for future years. According to NBC, they were "simply outbid and would have liked to continue their relationship."
Tuesday night’s episode of the hit TV show “The Biggest Loser” will feature Cardio Tennis as a key part of the weight-loss and fitness program for the 15 contestants. The show will air on NBC, Oct. 5, at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST.
The USTA has announced a series of expanded fan enhancements and programming for the 2010 U.S. Open. This year’s Opening Night ceremony will celebrate those who “Dream, Succeed and Inspire,” with appearances by Martina Navratilova, James Blake and other notable celebrities, as well as a special performance by Gloria Estefan.
Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, has re-signed French Open and U.S. Open announcer Ted Robinson, extending his role with the network through 2013. The Emmy Award-winning sportscaster is currently on the air in Paris in the play-by-play role he has held since the channel’s first year of French Open coverage in 2007.
Long Island Tennis Magazine book critic Brent Shearer recently had the opportunity to chat with noted tennis broadcaster, Mary Carillo, on topics ranging from the Agassi-Sampras feud during the Hit for Haiti benefit in Indian Wells, to how Venus and Serena Williams have dominated the women’s game. As ever, the Douglaston, Queens, N.Y. native spoke her mind with her customary blend of humor and optimism.
For the second consecutive year, the Wimbledon men’s final was a classic. The final between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick has been ruled as the most viewed of all men’s finals at the All-England Club in the past 10 years.
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