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Western & Southern Open
CINCINNATI, OH
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AUGUST 13-21, 2022

Tennis Channel to Broadcast Entire Western & Southern Open

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Additional Coverage on Bally Sports Regional Networks, Locally on WSTR
 
CINCINNATI (Aug. 11, 2021) -  The Western & Southern Open will be seen in its entirety on Tennis Channel in the United States in 2021. 
 
The network’s comprehensive coverage will cover all days of main draw play at the tournament and will be supplemented by additional coverage on Bally Sports Regional Networks as well as in the Cincinnati area on WSTR (Star 64). 
 
Tennis Channel will begin its Western & Southern Open coverage on Sunday evening following the conclusion of tournament action at the National Bank Open in Canada. The network will then feature the full day of W&S Open beginning at 11 a.m. until the end of play Monday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. 21 and then from noon through the last trophy lift on championship SundayI, Aug. 22. 
 
Bally Sports Regional Networks around the United States will provide additional coverage from Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. This will include Bally Sports Ohio except for Wednesday, Aug. 18, due to a Cincinnati Reds game.
 
Locally, Cincinnati’s Star64 (WSTR) will offer coverage of the semifinals on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and then of championship Sunday, Aug. 22 from noon until the end of play. 
 
Additional coverage will be offered digitally on Tennis Channel Plus.
 
Daily coverage on Tennis Channel will conclude with a half hour Tennis Channel Live program from its California studio.
 
Tennis Channel will conduct player interviews at the Western & Southern Open from its live desk near the food court with Dani Kuplenger and Prakash Amritraj. Additionally, Ted Robinson and Chanda Rubin will be on-site to call matches. 
 
Monday, Aug. 16
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Match Coverage on Bally Sports Networks 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel Plus 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Tennis Channel Live 11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 17
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Match Coverage on Bally Sports Networks 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel Plus 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Tennis Channel Live 11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 18
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel 11 am – 11 pm
Match Coverage on Bally Sports Networks 1 pm – 5 pm
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel Plus 11 am – 11 pm
Tennis Channel Live 11 pm – 11:30 pm
 
Thursday, Aug. 19
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel 11 am – 11 pm
Match Coverage on Bally Sports Networks 1 pm – 5 pm
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel Plus 11 am – 11 pm
Tennis Channel Live 11 pm – 11:30 pm
 
Friday, Aug. 20
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel 11 am – 11 pm
Match Coverage on Bally Sports Networks 1 pm – 5 pm
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel Plus 11 am – 11 pm
Tennis Channel Live 11 pm – 11:30 pm
 
Saturday, Aug. 21
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel 11 am – 9:30 pm
Match Coverage on WSTR 1 pm – 5 pm
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel Plus 11 am – 9:30 pm
Tennis Channel Live 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
 
Sunday, Aug. 22
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel 12 pm – 9 pm
Match Coverage on WSTR 12 pm – end of play
Match Coverage on Tennis Channel Plus 12 pm – 6:30 pm
Tennis Channel Live 9 pm – 9:30 pm
 
Daniil Medvedev, who won the 2019 Western & Southern Open when it was last held in Cincinnati, will be the tournament’s top men’s seed as the No. 2 player in the ATP Rankings. He will be joined by two-time champion Andy Murray (2011, 2008) as well as past winners Marin Cilic (2016) and Grigor Dimitrov (2017). The field also includes Olympic medalists Alexander ZverevKaren Khachanov and Pablo Carreno Busta
 
The women’s field includes defending champion and two-time winner Victoria Azarenka (2020, 2013) along with past champions Karolina Pliskova (2016), Garbine Muguruza (2017) and Madison Keys (2019). World No. 1 and Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty will be the top seed of a field that includes Olympic medalists Belinda BencicMarketa Vondrousova and Elina Svitolina as well as American teenagers Coco Gauff and Cincinnati’s Caty McNally.
 
The Western & Southern Open will be held Aug. 14-22. The main draw will be released on the evening of Friday, Aug. 13. Qualifying action takes place this weekend, Aug. 14-15. Men’s main draw action gets underway Sunday, Aug. 15, with a full day of men’s and women’s main draw play scheduled for Monday, Aug. 16. The full schedule is available here.
 
All tickets, including full series, mini-plans, single session and hospitality packages, are now on sale and information about available tickets can be found here
 
The Western & Southern Open, an ATP Masters 1000 and a WTA 1000, is part of the US Open Series and is held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.
 
About the Western & Southern Open
Founded in 1899, the Western & Southern Open is an ATP Masters 1000 and a WTA 1000 tournament. The Western & Southern Open annually welcomes nearly 200,000 fans who come from all 50 states and more than 35 countries and is seen by more than 50 million global viewers in over 160 countries. The tournament is also one of the last stops on the US Open Series before the US Open in New York. Since 1974, the tournament has contributed more than $11 million to various beneficiaries including Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the Barrett Cancer Center and Tennis for City Youth. The tournament is held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, 20 miles north of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio. For more information, visit www.wsopen.com.
 
About the US Open Series
The US Open Series serves as a true “regular season” of summer tennis in North America, linking nine WTA and ATP Tour tournaments to the US Open. Featuring a cohesive weekly viewing schedule, as well as comprehensive outreach and grassroots engagement initiatives, the Series serves as a vital platform to promote and grow the game of tennis in person and at home. Fans can follow along all summer as today’s top champions go head-to-head with tomorrow’s emerging stars, while each tournament engages its local community with a variety of programs geared toward showcasing and promoting the game to new and existing fans.
 
About the WTA
Founded by Billie Jean King in 1973 on the principle of equal opportunity for women in sports, the WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 1,650 players representing 84 nations competing for a record $180 million in prize money. In 2019, the WTA was watched by a record-breaking global audience of 700 million. The 2020 WTA season includes 55 events and four Grand Slams in 29 countries and regions. The season culminates with the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, offering a $14 million total prize purse and honoring the season’s top singles and doubles players. Further information on the WTA can be found at www.wtatennis.com.
 
About the ATP
As the global governing body of men’s professional tennis, the ATP’s mission is to serve tennis. We entertain a billion global fans, showcase the world’s greatest players at the most prestigious tournaments, and inspire the next generation of fans and players. From the ATP Cup in Australia, to Europe, the Americas and Asia, the stars of the game battle for titles and FedEx ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, and Grand Slams. All roads lead towards the Nitto ATP Finals, the prestigious season finale held in Turin, Italy. Featuring only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams, the tournament also sees the official crowning of the year-end ATP World No. 1, the ultimate achievement in tennis. For more information, please visit www.ATPTour.com.
 

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