CBS SPORTS SERVES UP 2012 U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
FOR 45th CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Men’s and Women’s Championships Highlight CBS Sports’ Coverage
CBS Sports Network Provides Live U.S. Open Action Throughout Labor Day Weekend
CBS Sports presents the U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, tennis’ final major of the year and the only one played in the United States, for the 45th consecutive year. Coverage begins on Saturday, Sept. 1 (12:00 NOON–6:00 PM, ET) with men’s and women’s third-round action and concludes with the men’s singles championship on Sunday, Sept. 9 (4:00 PM, ET). CBS Sports broadcasts over 36 hours of the 2012 U.S. Open live from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. (#USOpen)
Newly named lead play-by-play announcer Bill Macatee is joined by expert analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe in the booth. Jim Courier returns for his fourth year as analyst and calls the action alongside Ian Eagle. Mary Joe Fernandez serves as reporter. Chris Wragge joins this year serving as a contributor.
CBS Sports will provide live comprehensive coverage during both weekends of the event, Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3 (11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET) and Friday, Sept. 7 (12:30-6:00 PM, ET). The 2012 women’s championship highlights the Network’s “Super Saturday” coverage live in prime time on Saturday, Sept. 8 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET).
CBS Sports’ schedule of live U.S. Open Tennis action as follows:
Saturday, Sept. 1 12:00 NOON-6:00 PM, ET (men’s and women’s third round singles)
Sunday, Sept. 2 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s third round/women’s fourth round)
Monday, Sept. 3 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s/women’s fourth round singles)
Friday, Sept. 7 12:30-6:00 PM, ET (men’s doubles final/women’s semi-finals)
Saturday, Sept. 8 12:00 NOON-6:00 PM ET (men’s semi-finals)
8:00-10:00 PM, ET (women’s singles championship)
Sunday, Sept. 9 4:00-7:00 PM, ET (men’s singles championship)
For the first time, CBS Sports Network features U.S. Open coverage with three days of live Labor Day weekend outer-court action showcasing the most compelling third and fourth-round matches not shown during CBS Sports’ live simultaneous broadcast (11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET). The Network also presents TODAY AT THE US OPEN (10:00-11:00 AM, ET), a live studio show from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Dave Ryan anchors coverage from the Mojito Set with analyst Justin Gimelstob. Sam Gore teams with analyst Chanda Rubin, while Andrew Catalon pairs with analyst Taylor Dent. Danielle Santoro serves as reporter.
Additionally, the entire slate of U.S. Open play on CBS Sports, including both the men’s and women's singles championships, will be streamed live on CBSSports.com. For the matches played during the opening weekend (Sept. 1, 2, 3), CBSSports.com will allow users to choose between any of the action played on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium or the Grandstand. Users also can visit CBSSports.com to watch daily news and match previews and highlights, as well as get highlights available on CBS Sports Mobile apps on Android devices and iPhone.
Working his 32nd U.S. Open, Bob Mansbach serves as coordinating producer of CBS Sports’ live coverage of tennis’ final major of the year. Mansbach and David Winner produce, and lead director Bob Fishman and Jim Cornell direct.
Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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