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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ESPN tennis analysts Chrissie Evert, Brad Gilbert and Patrick McEnroe spoke with media Tuesday about a wide variety of tennis topics to preview the French Open. ESPN.com and espnW.com will have extensive coverage from Paris, plus SportsCenter. In addition, ESPN International televises the French Open in Latin America and the Caribbean, including on cruise ships.
The second Major of the year – the French Open on the iconic red clay of Roland Garros in Paris – begins Sunday, May 22, and ESPN will be there with extensive coverage on ESPN.com and espnW.com plus SportsCenter, while televising the action across Latin America and the Caribbean. Play will continue daily, culminating with the Ladies’ Final on Saturday, June 4, and the Men’s Final on Sunday, June 5.
ESPN has reached an agreement with Chris McKendry in which the longtime SportsCenter anchor and host of live events including the Little League World Series will focus on tennis, continuing to front ESPN’s start-to-finish and extensive coverage of three of the sport’s Majors – the Australian and US Opens and Wimbledon.
ESPN tennis analysts Chrissie Evert and Patrick McEnroe spoke with media Monday about a wide variety of tennis topics, on and off the court. ESPN has extensive coverage of this month’s two big events – the BNP Paribas Open from Indian Wells, Calif., and the Miami Open presented by Itaú – including action from up to seven courts on WatchESPN from start to finish. The 48 hours on TV and WatchESPN includes the women’s and men’s semifinals and championships from both events.