via press release:
CBS SPORTS SERVES UP 2011 U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 44th CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Men’s and Women’s Championships Highlight CBS Sports’ Coverage
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 44thconsecutive year. Coverage begins on Saturday, Sept. 3 (11:00 AM–6:00 PM, ET) with men’s and women’s third-round action and concludes with the men’s singles championship on Sunday, Sept. 11 (4:00 PM, ET). CBS Sports will broadcast over 37 hours of the 2011 U.S. Open from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Lead play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg will be joined by expert analysts Mary Carillo and John McEnroe in the booth for the 12th consecutive year. Jim Courier returns for his third year as analyst and will call the action alongside Bill Macatee. Mary Joe Fernandez serves as reporter. Ian Eagle serves as contributor.
CBS Sports will provide live comprehensive coverage during both weekends of the event and on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5 (11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET) and on Friday, Sept. 9 (12:30-6:00 PM, ET). The 2011 women’s championship highlights the Network’s “Super Saturday” coverage live in prime time on Saturday, Sept. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET). All the action during CBS Sports’ coverage of the 2011 U.S. Open will be broadcast in HDTV.
CBS Sports’ schedule of live U.S. Open Tennis action as follows:
Saturday, Sept. 3 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s and women’s third round singles)
Sunday, Sept. 4 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s third round/women’s fourth round)
Monday, Sept. 5 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET (men’s/women’s fourth round singles)
Friday, Sept. 9 12:30-6:00 PM, ET (men’s doubles final/women’s semi-finals)
Saturday, Sept. 10 12:00 NOON-6:00 PM ET (men’s semi-finals)
8:00-10:00 PM, ET (women’s singles championship)
Sunday, Sept. 11 4:00-7:00 PM, ET (men’s singles championship)
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. 3, 4, 5), CBSSports.com will allow users to choose between any of the action played on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium or the Grandstand. Users can also log onto CBSSports.com to watch daily news and match previews and highlights with Kaylee Hartung, Lauren Shehadi and CBS Sports tennis analyst Justin Gimelstob.
Working his 31st U.S. Open, Bob Mansbach will serve as coordinating producer of CBS Sports’ live coverage of tennis’ final major of the year. Mansbach and David Winner will produce, and lead director Bob Fishman and Jim Cornell will direct. Mansbach and Ken Mack will produce ARTHUR ASHE KIDS’ DAY, and Suzanne Smith will direct.
Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.