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TENNIS CHANNEL KICKS OFF WORLD TEAMTENNIS SEASON IN JULY

LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2013

Venus Williams, Andy Roddick Among Stars to be Featured in Live Primetime Matches

 

Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, today announced its primetime television coverage of the 2013 Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) season in July. The network’s lineup during the three-week summer season will feature stars such as Venus Williams, Andy Roddick, and twins Bob and Mike Bryan.

 

From July 7 to July 29, Tennis Channel will spotlight a 2013 WTT primetime match each week, as well as an encore of the finals tournament at the end of the season. In addition to Williams, Roddick and the Bryans, matches on Tennis Channel from this year’s WTT season will include five-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Hingis, who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July.

The network will also air three 30-minute highlight programs recapping each week’s play.

 

Tennis Channel’s 2013 World TeamTennis Schedule:

 

Date                                        Time (ET)                  Event                                      ____________

Tuesday, July 9                       7 p.m. (LIVE)             Boston Lobsters vs. Washington Kastles    

(Venus Williams)

Wednesday, July 10                7 p.m. (LIVE)             Springfield Lasers (Andy Roddick) vs.  

Philadelphia Freedoms

Wednesday, July 17                7 p.m. (DELAY)         Springfield Lasers (Andy Roddick) vs.
                                                                                    Washington Kastles (Martina Hingis)

Saturday, July 20                    8:30 p.m. (LIVE)        Orange County Breakers vs. Texas Wild

                                                                                    (Bob and Mike Bryan)

Monday, July 29                     8 p.m (DELAY)          Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO

 

The Mylan World TeamTennis Pro League presented by Geico is made up of 10 franchises comprising two conferences, and often features sudden death matches and boisterous crowd participation. The brainchild of Billie Jean King and her former husband Larry King, the league has showcased many of tennis’ premier players since its debut in 1974. The complete 2013 season runs from July 7-29.

 

Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle.  A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community.  It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Emirates Airline US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup.  Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.

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For Further information:
Cielestia Calbay, Tennis Channel, 424-229-6218 or ccalbay@tennischannel.com