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Mylan World TeamTennis on ESPN3, Finals Live on ESPN2

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WTT to Debut On-Player Wireless Microphones for the First Time in Professional Tennis Competition

The Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) season continues on ESPN3 on Tuesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. ET, concluding with the finals live on ESPN2 on Saturday, Aug. 5. The 42nd season kicked off Sunday, July 16, with the New York Empire defeating the Philadelphia Freedoms 20-18.

New this year, ESPN teamed up with Mylan WTT to introduce Quantum5X (Q5X) QT-5100 PlayerMics, on-player wireless microphones that capture on-court action. For the first time in professional tennis competition, players will wear wireless microphone transmitters, bringing unprecedented audio sounds and effects to the league’s live broadcasts.

Highlights throughout the season include:

  • On July 18, former World No. 1, Hall of Famer and two-time WTT Female MVP Martina Hingis takes the court with the Washington Kastles as the team celebrates their 10th anniversary season and bid for a record seventh WTT championship against the New York Empire and former World No. 7 Mardy Fish.
  • On July 20, top-ranked doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan play for the Kastles against the defending champions San Diego Aviators with American Ryan Harrison.
  • On July 21, the Aviators and Harrison take the court against the Springfield Lasers with top-ranked American Jack Sock, playing his inaugural season with Mylan WTT.
  • On July 24, American superstar Venus Williams will join the action with the Kastles against American Sloane Stephens making her Philadelphia Freedoms debut in her second WTT season.
  • On July 25, the Empire and Fish will take on the Philadelphia Freedoms and Americans Stephens and Hall of Famer Andy Roddick – returning for his 10th WTT Season.
  • On July 27, Eugenie Bouchard joins the Empire against last year’s runner-up Orange County Breakers.

The Mylan WTT Finals air Saturday, Aug. 5 at 11 p.m. with ESPN2 joining the coverage at 12 a.m. as the best in professional team tennis battle for the King Trophy, named after the league co-founder Billie Jean King.

Date Time (ET) Match Network
Tue, Jul 18 7 – 10 p.m. New York Empire vs. Washington Kastles ESPN3
Thu, Jul 20 7 – 10 p.m. San Diego Aviators vs. Washington Kastles ESPN3
Fri, Jul 21 7 – 10 p.m. Philadelphia Freedoms vs. Washington Kastles ESPN3
8 – 11 p.m. San Diego Aviators vs. Springfield Lasers ESPN3
Mon, Jul 24 7 – 10 p.m. Washington Kastles vs. Philadelphia Freedoms ESPN3
Tue, Jul 25 7 – 10 p.m. Springfield Lasers vs. Washington Kastles ESPN3
  7:30 – 10:30 p.m. New York Empire vs. Philadelphia Freedoms ESPN3
Thu, Jul 27 7 – 10 p.m. Orange County Breakers vs. New York Empire ESPN3
*Tue, Aug 1 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
or
10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Washington Kastles vs. Orange County Breakers
or
Philadelphia Freedoms vs. San Diego Aviators
ESPN3
*Wed, Aug 2 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
or
10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Philadelphia Freedoms vs. Orange County Breakers
or
Washington Kastles vs. San Diego Aviators
ESPN3
Sat, Aug 5 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. Mylan WTT Finals: Teams TBD ESPN3
**Sun, Aug 6 12 a.m. – 2 a.m. Mylan WTT Finals: Teams TBD ESPN2

* – Teams aired for Tuesday, Aug. 1, and Wednesday, Aug. 2, will be decided based on playoff implications.
** – The Finals starts Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 p.m. on ESPN3 with the ESPN2 broadcast beginning at 12 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Rosie Crews, Mylan World TeamTennis ([email protected]) at (817) 684-0366
Claire Duckworth, ESPN ([email protected]) at (860) 766-8004


About Mylan World TeamTennis:

2017 marks the 42nd season for Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT), the groundbreaking leader in professional team tennis competition. Mylan WTT features many of the world’s best players competing annually for the King Trophy, the league’s championship trophy named after co-founder Billie Jean King.

Mylan WTT has been a pioneer in the sports world with many of the league’s modernizations recognized and adopted by others in the industry. In addition to being the first professional sports league to feature men and women competing equally on a team, Mylan WTT has showcased advancements such as no-ad and cumulative scoring, on-court coaching, service clocks and playing let serves.

For more information on Mylan World TeamTennis, visit www.WTT.com. Broadcast information is located at www.WTT.com/TV.

 

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