While the American star is recovering from a knee injury she sustained during Wimbledon, Mattek-Sands will act as an analyst for the network, resuming a similar US Open role she took with the channel while recovering from a hip injury in She will also contribute to special segments with US Open players and interact with fans through social media. Mattek-Sands joins Tennis Channel as the network plans more than hours of total coverage during the fourth major ofincluding three-hour morning show Tennis Channel Live at the US Open and one-hour evening program US Open Daily. See you all soon! In all, Mattek-Sands has won seven major doubles or mixed-doubles titles.
The channel will have 11 consecutive days and close to 30 hours of live coverage at this year's Australian Open.
Between encore replays, highlights, Australian Open Today and Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open, the network will devote nearly hours over two weeks to the season's opening major. ET, the first of 10 consecutive days of primetime match play beginning at that time complete schedule follows.
The channel will not only air matches from the first-through-quarterfinal-round singles coverage, it will carry the women's and mixed doubles finals live, as well as multiple encore presentations of the men's doubles final. Tennis Channel will also bring fans same-day encore coverage of the men's and women's singles semifinals and finals.
Since its first year of Australian Open coverage in , each year the channel has aired all five tournament finals: men's and women's singles and doubles, and mixed doubles.
The network will broadcast daylong blocks of encore-matches and highlights via Australian Open Today, returning for the tournament. Beginning Monday, Jan. The network will broadcast more than 80 hours of Australian Open Today in ET, on the eve of the opening day of the tournament.
Every night in the United States - morning in Australia the show will offer viewers a recap of the previous day's action and a preview of what they can expect in the coming day's matches.
The show is set to air nightly 6 p. Sunday, Jan. Racquet Bracket: Australian Open offers Tennis Channel's expert insights and opinion on the major, what they expect to see over the next two weeks and some potential challenges players will face.
Each network utilizes its own commentators and cross-promotes their television offerings.
Considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, she won 12 Australian Open singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles as part of her 59 major championships. She will be joined by Hall of Fame members and current analysts Courier and Lindsay Davenport LDavenport76 , both Australian Open singles champions as well: Courier won back-to-back titles in and Davenport secured her title in Courier will appear daily on Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open, while Davenport will add commentary throughout the network's two-week coverage.
Justin Gimelstob justingimelstob will join Tennis Channel for his ninth straight year of analysis at the Australian Open. One of the most astute analysts in televised tennis today, he also made his mark at the Australian Open with a mixed-doubles championship with partner Venus Williams in and remains active in the sport as an ATP board representative.
Announcer Bill Macatee BMacatee , one of the most respected broadcasters in sports today, will lead the network's coverage in Melbourne again in With Navratilova and Gimelstob, he has been part of every Tennis Channel telecast of the Australian Open and the sport's three other majors.
Haber, will not only host Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open, but will also handle play-by-play throughout the tournament.
Sports Illustrated reporter and author Wertheim returns as a part Tennis Channel's Australian Open for his fourth consecutive year, and continues to be one of the most read, most trusted tennis writers in America today.
Digital Coverage Returning for the Australian Open, Tennis Channel's digital subscription service, Tennis Channel Plus will offer expanded tournament coverage live from Melbourne, with approximately 90 hours of live digital coverage.
Fans will be able to catch even more action from Down Under than the network is able to provide on its air. Available on the Tennis Channel Everywhere app to all Apple and Android users, regardless of whether or not they subscribe to Tennis Channel, the service will offer daylong coverage of a single court during the first eight days of the tournament.
It will also supplement the network's televised Australian Open coverage this year with daily highlights, interviews and other segments from Australian Open Today.
Outside Tennis Channel Plus, most viewers who get Tennis Channel are able to take the Australian Open on-the-go with them live on their mobile devices through the Tennis Channel Everywhere app at no additional cost.
Simple subscription authentication with select distribution partners enables the app's TV Everywhere function, and allows fans to tune into the network's round-the-clock coverage from Melbourne throughout the workday back in the United States.
Tennis Channel's website, www. Visitors can enter the channel's Australian Open sweepstakes, or browse special Australian Open columns from reporters Steve Flink and Joel Drucker joeldrucker. The channel's social media activities on Facebook www. First-Round Action Tuesday, Jan.
Second-Round Action Thursday, Jan. Third-Round Action Friday, Jan. Third-Round Action Saturday, Jan. Round-of Action Sunday, Jan.
Round-of Action Monday, Jan. Quarterfinals Tuesday, Jan.
Quarterfinals Wednesday, Jan. TBA Thursday, Jan.
The show will run daily from Monday, Jan. On the opening Monday of the tournament, Australian Open Today will air from 7 a.
The following four days, Tuesday, Jan. On Saturday, Jan. The next two days, Tuesday, Jan. Tennis Channel www. 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.
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