2011 Australian Open tennis TV schedule

The first Grand Slam of the tennis calendar takes place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, as the world’s best tennis players head Down Under. Roger Federer won his 16th career Grand Slam title at last year’s tournament, easily beating Andy Murray. Federer will be back this month to go for his fifth Australian Open championship. On the women’s side, two-time defending Australian Open champion Serena Williams won’t be back to make it three in a row. The star had to withdraw from the tournament as she continues to recover from a foot injury she sustained in a freak accident shortly after she won Wimbledon in July. ESPN2 and Tennis Channel share coverage of the event from Jan. 16-30. Complete press releases and broadcast schedules from ESPN and Tennis Channel below:

Two-Week Australian Open Begins Sunday

SpiderCam to Make Down Under Debut

Tennis’ first Grand Slam of the year will again keep fans up late for the action down under as ESPN2 HD and ESPN3.com again present live daily marathons of late-night action from Australian Open 2011 presented by Franklin Templeton Investments from Melbourne, starting Sunday, Jan. 16.  ESPN2 has a record schedule of 124 live hours, plus nearly 50 additional in afternoon reairs, the most in ESPN’s 27-year history with the event.  Broadband ESPN3.com will offer 600 hours, all live, with users choosing between action on seven courts with all matches available on-demand after completion.

Play begins with the first match of the tournament on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. ET and will continue through the women’s and men’s finals live in the early hours of Saturday, Jan. 29, and Sunday, Jan. 30, (very late on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively).  In addition, ESPN’s SportsCenter will provide live look-ins to the action during the 11 p.m. and late-night editions.  ESPN has televised the Australian Open since 1984 (there was no event in 1986), the French Open since 2002 (and 1986 – 1993), Wimbledon since 2003 and the US Open since 2009.

ESPN2’s telecasts will be enlivened by use of SpiderCam, an aerial camera which the network debuted at a Grand Slam tennis event last year at the US Open. Suspended by four thin Kevlar ropes connected to large winches via pulleys high above the court surface on light poles at the four corners of the arena, it moves in three dimensions.  It can be lowered to one meter off the court or raised to 33 meters high, from beyond one end of the court to the other and from side to side.  The camera can pan, tilt, zoom and focus, with the images sent via fiber optics wiring within the Kevlar roping.  It is used to take the viewer closer to the action and the athletes for walk-ons, changeovers, coin tosses, ceremonies and post-match interviews, as well as replays and even live action to advance the viewers’ understanding of the game.

New Agreement Begins Next Year
Last September, ESPN, Inc. and Tennis Australia reached a new 10-year extension that begins in 2012 and extends to 2021 of ESPN’s multimedia coverage of the Australian Open.  Having televised the Australian Open – including the women’s and men’s semifinals and finals exclusively – since 1984, this is ESPN’s longest uninterrupted professional sports programming relationship.

The new agreement includes all ESPN platforms.  It continues the extensive ESPN2 television coverage, Spanish-language U.S. rights for ESPN Deportes and distribution in Latin America via ESPN International (2012-16).  It also includes expanded rights for ESPN3.com, iTV (interactive television), and highlights on ESPN.com and other emerging and digital media, including ESPN Mobile TV.

TV:  IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD
Cliff Drysdale – who has been with ESPN since its first tennis telecast in 1979 – and sportscasting legend Dick Enberg lead the ESPN2 team.  Chris Fowler will again host and call select matches, with Chris McKendry also hosting.  Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert and Patrick McEnroe return as analysts, as does Pam Shriver, who will primarily serve as a courtside and studio reporter.  Tom Rinaldi will contribute features, news and interviews during event coverage and on SportsCenter.

ESPN2’s Australian Open programming will generally consist of live action in the evening continuing uninterrupted for 10 or more hours until the next morning for the first eight days of the tournament (leading to memorable marathons, see “Great Moments” below), plus at least three hours of same-day action the next weekday afternoon at 3 p.m.  The tournament is part of ESPN’s ongoing Grand Slam alliance with Tennis Channel, which offers audiences a near round-the-clock tournament experience at tennis’ major events.  ESPN is producing all Australian Open coverage for both networks, which will cross-promote each other with each channel utilizing its own commentators.

ESPN Interactive TV, seen on DIRECTV and ESPN3.com, will present the Australian Open with a six-screen “mix channel.”  For eight hours per night during the first eight days of the tournament, viewers will be able to watch the ESPN2 feed or one of five other courts, all with commentary.  Features include interactive data, the tournament draw, up-to-date scores, and daily order of play.  Additions for 2011 include custom graphics within the individual channels and a host studio.

ESPN VOD (Video On Demand) will offer a variety of programming before, during and after the 2010 Australian Open, starting with the 2011 Australian Open Preview Show.  Highlights of past finals are available through February 15 (men’s from 1995, 2009, and 2010 and women’s from 2010).  A recap of each of this year’s Women’s and Men’s Finals will also be offered through February 15.

ESPN International will deliver to the pan-regional ESPN networks in Latin America (including the HD networks) over 100 hours of coverage, showcasing the biggest names in tennis and players of local relevance. ESPN+ and ESPN Brazil will air approximately 30 hours of live complementary coverage in primetime throughout the early rounds.

ESPN Classic will allow fans to relive memorable Australian Open matches from the past as well as interview shows and other tennis programming.  A highlight is three matches that all took place on January 26 – in 1991, 1996 and 2001 – which will be replayed Wed., Jan. 26: Monica Seles’ first and fourth Australian Open titles (1991 and 1996), and Jennifer Capriati’s first Grand Slam title (2001).  See schedule below.

Australian Open on ESPN Classic
Date    Time (ET)    Event/Show
Tuesday, Jan. 11
1 a.m.    1994 Men’s Final: Pete Sampras defeats Todd Martin
3 a.m.    1989 Women’s Final: Steffi Graf defeats Helena Sukova, a fifth straight Grand Slam title
8 a.m.    Schaap One on One: Billie Jean King
8:30 a.m.    Firestone Chats: Connors, McEnroe, King & Ashe
9 a.m.    Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame Anna Kournikova for Never Winning a WTA Singles Title
9:30 a.m.    Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame John McEnroe for his Repeated Outbursts
10 a.m.    Homecoming with Rick Reilly: Billie Jean King
11 a.m.    SportsCentury: Zina Garrison
8 p.m.    1995 Men’s Final: Andre Agassi outlasts Pete Sampras
10 p.m.    2002 Women’s Final: Jennifer Capriati saves four match points to defeat Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2
Wednesday, Jan. 12
12 a.m.    1988 Women’s Final: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert
2 a.m.    1991 Men’s Final: Boris Becker loses a set 1-6 but beats Ivan Lendl
8 a.m.    Schaap One on One: Martina Navratilova, part one
8:30 a.m.    Schaap One on One: Martina Navratilova, part two
8 p.m.    2003 Men’s Quarterfinal: Andy Roddick survives a marathon against Younes El Ayanoui 4-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4, 21-19
Thursday, Jan. 13
1 a.m.    1992 Men’s Final: Jim Courier tops Stefan Edberg in four sets
3 a.m.    1991 Women’s Final: Monica Seles wins her first title downunder, over Jana Novotna
8 a.m.    Up Close Classics: Jimmy Connors
8:30 a.m.    Up Close Classics: Arthur Ashe
8 p.m.    2005 Men’s Semifinal: Marat Safin upsets Roger Federer 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 9-7
Thursday, Jan. 14
1 a.m.    2000 Men’s Semifinal: Agassi wins a classic over Sampras 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (0), 7-6 (5), 6-1
8 a.m.    2009 Men’s Semifinals: Rafael Nadal takes an epic five-hour match over Fernando Verdasco  , 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4
1 p.m.    2009 Men’s Final: Nadal survives a second straight marathon, defeating Federer for the title 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2
6 p.m.    2010 Women’s Final: Serena Williams ties Billie Jean King’s record for major titles with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over Justine Henin
10 p.m.    2003 Women’s Final: Serena takes the title from her sister Venus 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4
Wednesday, Jan. 26
10 a.m.    1996 Women’s Final: Monica Seles triumphs in return from stabbing to defeat Anke Huber for her fourth Australian Open championship, on Jan. 26, 1996
1:30 p.m.    2001 Women’s Final: Jennifer Capriati upsets top-seeded Martina Hingis for her first Grand Slam title
7 p.m.    1991 Women’s Final: Monica Seles wins her first title downunder, over Jana Novotna

DIGITAL MEDIA, AT HOME AND ABROAD
ESPN3.com will again provide broadband coverage of no fewer than seven live feeds (including a simulcast of ESPN2’s live coverage) from various courts – including the women’s and men’s semifinals and finals – totaling 600 hours.  For the first 10 days (Sun., Jan. 16 – Tues., Jan. 25), coverage will commence at 7 p.m. (11 a.m. in Melbourne, when play begins) and continue for at least seven hours.  The courts to be included are the “TV courts,” the ones most likely to have top matches:  Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, Margaret Court Arena, plus Courts 2, 3, 6 and 8.  For the remainder of the tournament, ESPN3.com will continue the ESPN2 simulcast, including the women’s (Jan. 28) and men’s (Jan. 29) finals, plus exclusive coverage of select men’s, women’s and mixed doubles play and the boys’ and girls’ finals.

Each window also will be available for on-demand replay following completion.  With ESPN3.com’s dynamic interface, fans will be able to fast-forward, rewind and pause action – during on-demand replay and live action.

ESPN3.com is ESPN’s live sports broadband network, a 24/7 online destination that delivers thousands of live, global sports events annually.  It is available at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection from an affiliated service provider.  ESPN3.com is available in more than 65 million homes via dozens of Internet and cable TV service providers nationwide, including Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Cox, Charter, RCN, Insight, Frontier, Cavalier, Mediacom, Conway, Grande Communications and many more. It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

ESPN.com will once again feature Slam Central, an aggregation of all the day’s top news, analysis, blogs and video, as well as a daily Digital Serve video segment with commentators in Melbourne discussing the the results.  The Pulse, a cutting-edge application with real-time scoring, Hawk-Eye technology, live statistical breakdowns of every match, a rolling Twitter feed, Cover It Live analysis and interactive poll questions, will be a daily staple.  News and analysis from contributors Ravi Ubha and Tennis.com writers will add to the depth of coverage.  During the second week of play, the staff will interact with fans via live blogging.

ESPNdeportes.com will have the following content:  A daily webisode called “ESPiaNdo el Australian Open” with Eduardo Varela; an “applet” featuring real-time, point-by-point scoring of all matches; live scores, results and brackets; columns, chats and blogs by TV commentators and other writers; polls; the “Ask ESPN” feature, prompting users to send their comments/questions via the website; video clips with highlights of daily action and analysis; TV scheduling information, and photo galleries.

ESPN International’s ESPN Play (ESPN 360 in Brazil) broadband service in Latin America will provide wall-to-wall coverage of the year’s first Grand Slam, airing over 600 hours of live tennis from every available televised court, including the men’s & women’s quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, all live. This streaming action will be available in over two million homes in 12 countries throughout Latin America (Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia, Paraguay, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama).

ESPN Mobile TV, a 24/7 channel for wireless, will provide 140 hours of live and simulcast coverage with ESPN2’s programming schedule.

ESPN – All Four Slams, All In One Place
Tennis has been part of ESPN since its first week on the air and provided many memorable moments, but it has never been as important as today, with the US Open joining the lineup in 2009, giving ESPN all four Grand Slam events, something no other U.S. network has ever done, let alone in one year. ESPN has presented the Australian Open since 1984, the French Open since 2002 (plus 1986 – 1993), and Wimbledon since 2003.

ESPN debuted September 7, 1979, and the first tennis telecast was exactly one week later, September 14, a Davis Cup tie, Argentina at U.S. from Memphis with Cliff Drysdale on the call and John McEnroe playing.

Almost all the tennis is found on ESPN2, giving the network the identity as the destination for tennis fans and giving the sport a home that is flexible enough to carry extensive live programming – and adding to the schedule as storylines dictate.  In addition, broadband network ESPN3.com, now in 65 million homes, carries thousands of hours of tennis annually, including all four Grand Slam events, plus ATP 1000 and 500 tournaments, usually with additional, exclusive matches.  Also, ESPN Classic shows great matches from the past and the sport receives extensive coverage on SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, Spanish-language ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.

Great Moments Down Under on ESPN Networks

  • Helena Sukova upsets Martina Navratilova 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the 1984 Australian Open semifinals, ending Navratilova’s record 74-match win streak and thwarting her attempt at a seventh consecutive Grand Slam title.
  • Andy Roddick’s epic 21-19 fifth set vs. Younes el-Aynaoui in the 2003 Australian Open quarterfinals.
  • ESPN2 airs the 2008 Australian Open live through two scheduled breaks, resulting in 14 hours, 43 minutes of consecutive live tennis (Friday at 9:54 p.m. – Saturday 12:37 p.m.), no doubt the longest live sports telecast in U.S. history.  It was followed by a scheduled reair until 5 p.m., resulting in 19+ straight hours of tennis.  The action was highlighted by three five-set matches:  James Blake 4-6, 2-6, 6-0, 7-6, 6-2 over Sebastien Grosjean; Roger Federer outlasting Janko Tipsarevic 6-7, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1, 10-8; and Lleyton Hewitt over Marcos Baghdatis 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-3 (ended at 4:32 a.m. in Melbourne).  The fifth sets were aired commercial-free.
  • At the 2009 Australian Open men’s semifinals, top-seeded Rafael Nadal outlasts fellow Spaniard #14 Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (1), 6-4, the longest match in tournament history (5:14).  Just 48 hours later, Nadal wins another five-setter, denying Federer a record-tying 14th Grand Slam title, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2011 on ESPN2 HD
(All times are Eastern, and each day “begins” at 6 a.m. ET. Therefore, the listing for Sun., Jan. 16 at 3 a.m. ET is very late on Sunday night.)

Date    Time (ET)    Event
Sunday, Jan. 16 6:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.    Early round play    LIVE
3 – 8 a.m.    Early round play    LIVE
Monday, Jan. 17 3 – 6 p.m.    Early round play     Same-day
9 p.m. – 3 a.m.    Early round play    LIVE
3 – 8 a.m.    Early round play    LIVE
Tuesday, Jan. 18 3 – 7 p.m.  Early round play    Same-day
9 p.m. – 3 a.m.    Early round play    LIVE
3 – 8 a.m.   Early round play    LIVE
Wedneday, Jan. 19 3 – 7 p.m.   Early round play    Same-day
11 p.m. – 3 a.m.    Early round play    LIVE
3 – 8 a.m.  Early round play     LIVE
Thursday, Jan. 20 3 – 7 p.m.   Early round play    Same-day
11 p.m. – 3 a.m.   Early round play    LIVE
3 – 8 a.m. Early round play   LIVE
Friday, Jan. 21 3 – 7 p.m.   Early round play     Same-day
9 p.m. – 3 a.m.   Early round play    LIVE
3 – 7:30 a.m.    Early round play    LIVE
Saturday, Jan. 22 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Early round play    Same-day
9 p.m. – 3 a.m.    Early round play    LIVE
3 – 8 a.m.    Early round play    LIVE
Sunday, Jan. 23 1  – 5 p.m.   Early round play   Same-day
7 p.m. – 3 a.m.    Round of 16    LIVE
3:30 – 8 a.m.    Round of 16  LIVE
Monday, Jan. 24 3 – 7 p.m.    Round of 16   Same-day
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.    Quarterfinals    LIVE
3:30 – 8 a.m.    Quarterfinals    LIVE
Tuesday, Jan. 25 3 – 7 p.m.    Quarterfinals    Same-day
7 p.m. – 2 a.m.   Quarterfinals    LIVE
3:30 – 8 a.m.   Quarterfinals    LIVE
Wednesday, Jan. 26 3 – 7 p.m.    Quarterfinals    Same-day
9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.    Women’s Semifinals    LIVE
3:30 – 6 a.m.    Men’s Semifinal #1    LIVE
Thursday, Jan. 27 3 – 6 p.m.    Men’s Semifinal #1    reair
3:30 – 6 a.m.    Men’s Semifinal #2    LIVE
Friday, Jan. 28 3 – 6 p.m.    Men’s Semifinal #2    reair
3 – 5:30 a.m.    Women’s Final    LIVE
Saturday, Jan. 29 9 – 11 a.m.    Women’s Final    reair
10 p.m. – MID    Women’s Final    reair
3 – 6:30 a.m.    Men’s Final    LIVE
Sunday, Jan. 30 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.    Men’s Final    reair
7 – 10 p.m.    Men’s Final    reair

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2011 on ESPN3.com

Date    Time (ET)    Event
Sunday, Jan. 16 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.    Early round play    LIVE
Tuesday, Jan. 25 3 – 8 a.m. – *    Early round play    LIVE
Wednesday, Jan. 26 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.    Quarterfinals    LIVE
9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.    Women’s Semifinals    LIVE
3:30 – 6 a.m.    Men’s Semifinal #1    LIVE
Thursday, Jan. 27 11 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.    W.Doubles Final / Mixed Doubles Semifinal    LIVE
3:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.    Men’s Semifinal #2    LIVE
Friday, Jan. 28 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.    Boys’ and Girls’ Finals    LIVE
3 – 5:30 a.m.    Women’s Final    LIVE
Saturday, Jan. 29 12:30 – 2 a.m.    Mixed Doubles Final    LIVE
3 – 6:30 a.m.    Men’s Final    LIVE
* – start time is 3:30 a.m. late on Sun., Jan. 23 – Tues., Jan. 25

TENNIS CHANNEL SIGNS MULTIYEAR CONTRACT EXTENSIONS WITH MARTINA NAVRATILOVA, LINDSAY DAVENPORT ON EVE OF FOURTH AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Davenport to Join Navratilova, Sportscaster Bill Macatee in Melbourne During Network Coverage January 17-30

Tennis Channel Plans Close to 30 Live Match Hours, 75 Hours of Australian Open Today Morning Show During Two-Week Event

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2011 – Tennis Channel has extended its on-air relationships with two stars who both got the most out of their time on the court: Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova and multi-Slam champion and Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Davenport.  The multiyear contracts come on the eve of the network’s fourth year of covering the Australian Open, tennis’ first major tournament of the season, beginning Monday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. ET.  The network has close to 30 hours of live match play lined up for the two-week competition, with 75 additional hours of daily morning show Australian Open Today.

Navratilova, who has been in Tennis Channel’s broadcast booth for every one of the network’s Grand Slam telecasts, will resume her role as lead commentator in Melbourne, again pairing with veteran sportscaster Bill Macatee as the action gets going Down Under. The 59-time Grand Slam champion and winner of more singles titles than anyone in professional tennis will continue the role she has held with the channel since its first major, the 2007 French Open, covering all four Slams – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

“It’s amazing to think about how far we’ve come since starting with just the French Open in 2007 to now covering all four Slams on Tennis Channel every year,” said Navratilova. “It’s been wonderful working with Bill Macatee and the entire crew at these great events and I can’t wait to return to Melbourne and get started on the new Slam season.”

In 2011 Davenport will join the Australian Open team for the first time, tackling match analysis, appearing in feature material, roaming the tournament grounds, and handling sideline and interview duties. She is a veteran of numerous network tournament telecasts in recent years, including her recurring role as host of US Open Tonight and Breakfast at the Open. She has been a part of Tennis Channel’s broadcast team for the past three season-ending women’s championships and in 2010 provided on-site analysis at the French Open before appearing regularly at Olympus US Open Series events on the network during the summer.

She will significantly broaden her duties with the channel under her new agreement, appearing during coverage of all four Grand Slams, the Olympus US Open Series, Fed Cup and other competitions. The former No. 1-ranked singles and doubles player will have an on-air presence throughout the year while lending her expertise online through blogs and Q&A’s on the network’s Web site, www.tennischannel.com, and through other digital and social media platforms.

“I’ve enjoyed working with Tennis Channel during the past few years, and I’m excited to build on that relationship, starting with the Australian Open this month” said Davenport. “I’m also really looking forward to interacting with our viewers through Tennis Channel’s Web site. There are so many great stories taking place in tennis as we head into 2011.”

In all, Tennis Channel will cover close to 30 hours of live match play over the two weeks of this year’s Australian Open, from the first day of play through the singles quarterfinals, doubles championships and mixed-doubles final. The network will again televise same-day encore coverage of the men’s and women’s singles semifinals and finals in prime time (ET), giving viewers close to 70 total hours of live and encore coverage.  In adding the men’s and women’s encore singles finals to its live doubles championship coverage, the channel will air all five Australian Open finals, as it has done each year since 2008, when it became the first American television network to carry every one of these events.

The network’s morning program Australian Open Today will show U.S. viewers what happened on the other side of the world while they were sleeping. The daily, six-hour show will air at 8 a.m. ET most mornings (complete schedule follows) with encore and unseen matches, highlights, original features and more. In all, Tennis Channel will air 75 hours of Australian Open Today during the tournament.

The tournament is part of Tennis Channel’s ongoing Grand Slam alliance with ESPN, which offers audiences a near round-the-clock tournament experience at tennis’ major events. ESPN is producing all Australian Open coverage for both networks, which will cross-promote each other with each channel utilizing its own commentators.

Australian Open On-Air Talent
Bill Macatee will handle lead play-by-play responsibilities in Tennis Channel’s Australian Open booth this year for the fourth-consecutive year, with Navratilova resuming her primary network Grand Slam analyst’s role. Leif Shiras and Justin Gimelstob will also return to Melbourne, handling play-by-play and analysis roles, respectively, with Gimelstob handling occasional features as well. Davenport, in her first year at the Australian Open for the channel, will round out the network’s on-air team.

Tennis Channel’s Web site, www.tennischannel.com, will bring real-time scoring, video highlights, interviews and Australian Open Today features to online visitors this year. There will also be blogs and columns from the network’s usual stable of writers – Steve Flink, Joel Drucker and James LaRosa – along with newcomer David Rosenberg, a longtime tennis-industry reporter. In addition to the network’s interactive Australian Open draw, visitors can also enter for a chance to win a trip to the 2012 Australian Open and play its exclusive Racquet Bracket tournament prediction game, with a $1,000 prize package.

Tennis Channel’s Live Australian Open Match Schedule
Monday, Jan. 17 – 7 p.m.-9 p.m., First-Round
Tuesday, Jan. 18 – 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Second-Round
Wednesday, Jan. 19 – 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Second-Round
Thursday, Jan. 20 – 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Third-Round
Friday, Jan. 21 – 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Third-Round
Saturday, Jan. 22 – 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Round of 16
Monday, Jan. 24 – 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Women’s Quarterfinals
Wednesday, Jan. 26 – 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., TBA
Thursday, Jan. 27 – 11 p.m.-1 a.m., Women’s Doubles Final
Saturday, Jan. 29 – 5:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Men’s Doubles Final
Sunday, Jan. 30 – 12:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m., Mixed Doubles Final

Tennis Channel’s Australian Open Today Schedule
Australian Open Today airs Monday, Jan. 17-Friday, Jan. 28. The program generally runs from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. ET. Exceptions are (all times ET):
Saturday, Jan. 22 – 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 23 – 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (5 p.m.-7 p.m. encore)
Thursday, Jan. 27 – 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 28 – 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

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