Tennis has been part of ESPN since its first week on the air, providing numerous memorable moments from around the world, but it has never been as important as today, with the unprecedented position of presenting three of the sports Major events from start to finish (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open, with exclusivity at the latter two).
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WatchESPN has daily coverage of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals from Singapore – produced by the WTA – with the championship live on ESPN2 on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 a.m. The qualified singles for the elite eight so far includes Angelique Kerber – who has already clinched the World No.1 title – Agnieszka Radwanska, Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova, Garbine Muguruza, Madison Keys and Dominika Cibulkova.
ESPN2 will air live coverage of the annual World TeamTennis (WTT) Smash Hits event from Las Vegas beginning at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 10, from a specially-constructed tennis court along the Las Vegas Strip outside of Caesars Palace. The event, which is co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King and produced by WTT, will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Leif Shiras and ESPN’s Pam Shriver will call the action with Mark Knowles courtside.
US Open Men’s Championship: No. 1 Djokovic Seeks Third Major Title for Third Year; No. 3 Wawrinka in Quest for Third Career Major Crown
• Djokovic Hopes to add to Haul of 12 Major Wins; Wawrinka is 2-0 in Major Finals
• WatchESPN with Three-Screen View of Men’s Championship
• Post-Match Press Conferences on WatchESPN
• Women’s Doubles Championship Sunday on WatchESPN
· Kerber Seeks 2nd Major Win of 2016; No. 10 Pliskova Hopes to Repeat Performance that Toppled Serena
· WatchESPN with Three-Screen View of Women’s, Men’s Championships on Ashe
· Press Conferences on WatchESPN, including after Women’s and Men’s Championships
· Men’s and Women’s Doubles Championships Saturday, Sunday, Respectively, on WatchESPN
US Open Women’s Semifinals Thursday: No. 1 Serena, No. 2 Kerber on Track to Meet in Championship on Saturday
· No. 1 Serena Plays No. 10 Pliskova; No. 2 Kerber vs. Surprising Wozniacki in Nightcap
· Men’s Semifinals Friday include Djokovic-Monfils, Nishikori vs. Wawrinka or Del Potro
· WatchESPN with Three-Screen View of Matches on Ashe, Doubles and Juniors from around the Grounds; Hear from the Players with Press Conference Feed
· Mixed Doubles Championship Friday with American Team the First of Five Championships