Tennis Channel Schedule for the Week of June 20
LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2020 – Another wave of tennis champions and fan favorites is set to play on Tennis Channel next week, as the network’s 2020 (Re)Open Tour heads to London and Charleston, S.C. Featuring past US Open winners Andy Murray, Sloane Stephens and others, the events will give viewers of the channel a 15-hour daily block of live tennis from the two venues for most of the week. The action will begin with the Shroders Battle of the Brits in London Tuesday, June 23, at 8 a.m. ET, before shifting to the Credit One Bank Invitational in Charleston each afternoon at 4 p.m. ET. Both events run daily through Sunday, June 28.
Schroders Battle of the Brits was organized by seven-time major doubles and mixed-doubles champion Jamie Murray. In addition to his brother Andy, who in 2013 became the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles title since 1936, the event features a lineup of men’s tennis stars from that nation. Britain’s two top-ranked singles players, Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund, are among them. Held at the Lawn Tennis Association’s National Tennis Centre in Roehampton in southwest London, the competition will offer singles and doubles matches across six days and generate funds for Britain’s National Health Service charities. Jamie Murray currently stars in Tennis Channel digital-series My Tennis Life, and shares his 2020 experiences with viewers via social media and other platforms.
Charleston’s Credit One Bank Invitational continues that city’s longstanding tennis tradition with an all-star cast of women who have won or reached the finals at the sport’s major events. The group includes 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens, as well as current Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin. Other entrants are 2012-2013 Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, 2017 US Open finalist Madison Keys, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig, 2014 Wimbledon finalist Genie Bouchard, and nine-time Grand Slam doubles and mixed-doubles title holder Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Set at the LTP Daniel Island public tennis facility, the event will use a team format, with Mattek-Sands and Keys serving as captains and selecting players. The tournament will raise funds for frontline healthcare workers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
Announcers Ted Robinson (@tedjrobinson) and Alex Faust (@alex_faust) will handle play-by-play responsibilities during Tennis Channel’s coverage of the events, with commentary from Hall of Famers Tracy Austin (@thetracyaustin) and Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76). Analyst Chanda Rubin (@Chanda_Rubin), who won the 1996 Australia Open doubles championship, will also appear during the competition.