Network’s Wimbledon Primetime Brings Daily Matches, Highlights to U.S. Viewers
LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2021 – Tennis Channel’s coverage of Wimbledon, the world’s oldest tennis tournament, begins Monday, June 28, at 4:30 p.m. ET. It will mark a return of the sports world to the hallowed All England Lawn Tennis Club following a cancellation of the event last summer due to the global pandemic.
White dress, manicured grass courts, strawberries and cream, Pimm’s Cups, and perhaps a friendly wager or two are back in London this year as tennis’ most traditional event resumes its place in the pantheon of annual summer competition. The 13th season of Tennis Channel’s Wimbledon Primetime will again feature daily matches, highlights, special reports, and a lineup of Hall of Famers and former players who know what it feels like to step onto courts that are synonymous with the sport itself. The typical daily schedule offers two editions, one at 4:30 p.m. ET, and a second at 8:30 p.m. ET. Other than Middle Sunday, July 4, when the tournament holds no matches, Wimbledon Primetime will air every day of the two-week event, including the ladies’ and gentlemen’s singles and doubles championships on the weekend of July 10 and 11. A daily schedule can be found at: www.tennischannel.com/schedule.
Hall of Famers Martina Navratilova (@Martina) and Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76) have won a combined 22 Wimbledon singles, doubles and mixed-doubles championships, and are back as Tennis Channel analysts during this year’s tournament. Fellow Hall of Famer Jim Courier also returns, and was a singles finalist in London in 1993. Renowned coach Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone), who guided all-time greats Pete Sampras and Roger Federer to championship glory at the event, will share his insight again for the network as well.
Announcers Ted Robinson (@tedjrobinson), Steve Weissman (@Steve_Weissman) and Alex Faust (@alex_faust) will handle play-by-play responsibilities for Tennis Channel during the Wimbledon fortnight. Sports Illustrated’s and CBS 60 Minutes’ Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) will provide analysis and special reports seasoned with his unique point of view.
Tennis Channel’s recently upgraded Tennis.com website and complementary app allow fans to engage with Wimbledon and stay on top of the sport in a setting unlike any other digital tennis platform. Users will have access to live scores, head-to-head results, real-time match stats, daily orders of play and up-to-date tournament information. The site also offers a comprehensive tennis calendar that covers multiple tours, rankings, personalization features, gaming and a first-of-its-kind estimated-match-start-times function. Anyone in the world can access the site, Tennis.com, or download the new Tennis.com app on iOS or Android platforms.
The revamped site is home to several new digital series, including Wertheim’s You Should Know, and will host a fantasy tennis game during Wimbledon.
Tennis Channel has covered Wimbledon since 2008.