via press release:
CBS SPORTS’ 2011 U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS LABOR DAY COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTED BY FOURTH-ROUND ACTION –
NO. 16-SEED ANA IVANOVIC vs. NO. 28-SEED SERENA WILLIAMS; NO. 8-SEED MARDY FISH vs. NO. 11-SEED JO-WILFRIED TSONGA; AND
NO. 7-SEED FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE vs. NO. 17-SEED ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA ON MONDAY, SEPT. 5
Men’s No. 1-Seed Novak Djokovic-No. 22-seed Alexandr Dolgopolov Match Also Featured
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 44th consecutive year. Labor Day coverage continues on Monday, Sept. 5 (11:00 AM–6:00 PM, ET) with men’s and women’s fourth-round action.
Headlining CBS Sports’ coverage is the women’s No. 16-seed Ana Ivanovic taking on No. 28-seed Serena Williams; men’s No. 8-seed Mardy Fish against No. 11-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; and women’s No. 7-seed Francesca Schiavone against No. 17-seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Also scheduled is men’s No. 1-seed Novak Djokovic against No. 22-seed Alexandr Dolgopolov.
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 provides 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:
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.
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QUOTABLE QUOTES OF THE DAY
? CBS Sports’ John McEnroe on Rafael Nadal prior to his match with David Nalbandian: “Has there ever been as little talk about a guy who is one of the all-time great players in the world than there is about Rafa Nadal at this event, the No. 2 seed and defending champion. Watch out! When he’s got something to prove, you know what happens? He starts digging even harder than we’ve seen in the past.”
? CBS Sports’ Mary Joe Fernandez spoke with Donald Young on his victory over Juan Ignacio Chela: “It feels great. I’m just happy I’m playing better and winning matches.”
(On being in the Round of 16): “This is what I’ve worked for. This is what you dream about. I’m just excited to have won three matches at this level of a tournament, a Slam, in New York, my hometown Slam. I’m just really excited.”