LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2022 –The 2022 edition of Tennis Channel’s daily US Open lead-in show, Tennis Channel Live at the US Open, will debut Monday, Aug. 29, at 9 a.m. ET. The two-hour program will feature news, highlights, storylines, analysis and special reports throughout the two-week, most prestigious tournament in American tennis.
Tennis Channel Live at the US Open will air every day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET Monday, Aug. 29, through Wednesday, Sept. 7, with a championship-weekend edition from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11.
Especially significant this year is the recent news from all-time great Serena Williams that this will be her final year at the competition, an event she has won six times in singles, twice in doubles and once in mixed doubles. Tennis Channel will devote extensive time to her legendary career and matches in New York during the 2022 tournament. Williams’ 23 major singles titles are the most in tennis’ Open Era for any woman or man and she is thought of by many to be the greatest player in history.
Award-winning host Steve Weissman (@Steve\Weissman) will anchor the program, alongside Hall of Famer Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76), former player and coach Paul Annacone (@paul\annacone), and Sports Illustrated’s and CBS 60 Minutes’ Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim). Davenport, Annacone and Wertheim will offer analysis and commentary, as will current player Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard). Davenport won the US Open singles title in 1998, and took the doubles event in 1997. In addition to winning the 1985 Australian Open doubles title, Annacone is known for guiding two of the game’s greatest – Pete Sampras and Roger Federer – to major championships in their Hall of Fame careers. Wertheim, who is also an author of several books, will contribute special reports in addition to observation in his unique style. Still competing on the women’s professional tour, Bouchard has been ranked as high as No. 5 in singles and has represented Canada in the Olympics and in the Billie Jean King Cup tournament.
All Tennis Channel US Open coverage is available via authenticated streaming on the network’s app throughout the tournament. Digital-subscription service Tennis Channel Plus will offer
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matches from this season and classic matches from previous years, including competition featuring Williams. The platform will also showcase an “Americans in Action” playlist of other United States competitors.
The network’s Tennis.com website and app will provide up-to-date tournament information, daily orders of play, live blogs, scores, statistics and reports from the Tennis Magazineeditorial team. Free fantasy games “Match Point Predictor” and “Racquet Bracket” will also allow fans to remain engaged during the tournament through the site http://tennis.com/play. The channel’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts will be active during the US Open as well.
Former player and Tennis Channel global reporter Prakash Amritraj (@PrakashAmritraj) will host No Limit New York: A Prakash Worldwide Series, which will include interviews with players and others around New York City. The segments will air daily on Tennis Channel Live at the US Open and on Tennis.com, TennisChannel.com and the network’s social media outlets.
Tennis Channel(www.tennischannel.com) which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, is the only television-based multiplatform destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. The network has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television in one of the world’s most voluminous sports, with multiple men’s and women’s tournaments and singles, doubles and mixed competition throughout the year. Tennis Channel has rights at the four majors – US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open) and Australian Open – and is the exclusive U.S. home of all men’s ATP World Tour and women’s WTA Tour competitions, Laver Cup and Billie Jean King Cup. Direct-to-consumer streaming service Tennis Channel Plusis available to everyone in the United States and allows subscribers to select from another 4,500 live and on-demand matches and award-winning content from short-form to films throughout the tennis season. Tennis Channel Internationalbrings live competition and network content to markets in Europe and Asia via digital subscription and free ad-supported streamingTV (FAST) channels.Additional platforms Tennis Magazine and www.tennis.com are the largest print and digital outlets dedicated to the sport. Tennis Channel also manages a network of close to 20 podcasts.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets; owns multiple national networks including Tennis Channel and Stadium; has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks and owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital and streaming platforms NewsON and STIRR. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed atwww.sbgi.net.
Eric Abner, Tennis Channel, 310-314-9445, email@example.com, @TennisChannelPR