The Tennis Channel Summer Line-up is Sizzling!

July 15, 2003 10:13 AM

This summer The Tennis Channel will take you on tour with an incredible lineup of live tennis action.

The action started in Newport R.I. on July 8th, with the induction of Boris Becker into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The Tennis Channel then stayed in Newport and covered the action from the greatest grass court tournament in America -- the Miller Lite Hall of Fame Championships.

No team competition rivals the drama and excitement of Fed Cup matches. And on July 19th, The Tennis Channel will be broadcasting live from Washington D.C. to show the United States battle Italy. Also, watch the defending world champion Slovak Republic take on Belgium in Belgium. The Tennis Channel is showing each of the four quarterfinal ties in their entirety.

The next live broadcast features Lleyton Hewitt, Marat Safin and Gustavo Kuerten battling for the Mercedes-Benz Cup in Los Angeles, starting July 28th. That weekend the action gets even more exciting, as The Tennis Channel will have semis and finals coverage from the Legg Mason tournament in Washington, D.C.

Things don’t slow down in August… The JP Morgan Chase tournament will be the premiere event in the new Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Then the network heads to the east coast, with live coverage from Long Island at the TD Waterhouse Cup.

And if that isn’t enough -- Sprinkled between the tournament coverage are several live World Team Tennis Events. The WTT events feature players such as Andre Agassi, Lindsay Davenport and John McEnroe. After the season is over The Tennis Channel will air the WTT finals -- live from the USTA National Tennis Center.

Miller Lite Hall of Fame (ATP)
Newport, RI

World Team Tennis
Sacramento Capitals vs. Newport Beach Breakers – Lindsay Davenport, Maria Sharapova

Fed Cup Quarterfinals (live in their entirety)

9 am Saturday/ 7:30 am Sunday -- Slovakia vs. Belgium
2 pm Saturday and Sunday – Italy vs. United States

World Team Tennis
KC Explorers vs. Sacramento Capitals -- Andre Agassi

Mercedes-Benz Cup (ATP)

Los Angeles, CA

Legg Mason Tennis Classic (ATP)

Washington DC -- singles and doubles semis and finals

JP Morgan Chase (WTA)

Carson, CA

Fed Cup

Russia vs. Slovenia

Fed Cup

Spain vs. France

TD Waterhouse Cup (ATP)

Commack, NY

World Team Tennis Finals

USTA National Tennis Center,
Flushing, NY

Also, be sure to watch...

  • Hall of Fame induction ceremony
    LIVE! -- Boris Becker
  • Night at the Net
    LIVE! -- Lleyton Hewitt, Gustavo Kuerten, celebrities, music and much more
  • Maria Sharapova: No Strings
    See a Teen People shoot featuring the best 16-year-old in the world
  • Taylor Dent: No Strings
    Follow one of America’s rising stars through his training boot camp
  • Center Court with Chris Myers
    Jack Kramer -- the sport’s first branded athlete
  • Center Court with Chris Myers
    John Lloyd -- an inside look into tennis’ raucous 80’s
  • ATP Weekly
    Keep up with the tour in this weekly new series
  • Girls On Tour
    A behind-the-scenes film on the WTA tour. Meet the players, their parents and thousands of staff who run it.

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