2014 Kastles TV and Live Streaming Schedule ESPN3 to Stream 2 Road, 3 Home Kastles Matches
July 16 Venus Match on Tennis Channel, CSN & ESPN3
For the first time, ever, the Washington Kastles will bring their five-time championship brand of team tennis to the ESPN family of sports networks.
Mylan World TeamTennis announced a long-term partnership with ESPN on Tuesday that will see one WTT match streamed live on ESPN3.com each day during the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons.
ESPN3 will also stream the Eastern Conference Championship, Western Conference Championship and Mylan WTT Finals, with ESPN2 picking up the 2014 championship match already in progress on July 27 at 6 pm.
The Kastles will be featured five times on ESPN3 live streams during the 2014 regular season:
DATE TIME MATCH FEATURING 7/09 7:00 pm vs BOS Kevin Anderson, Martina Hingis 7/11 8:30 pm at AUS M. Hingis, A. Roddick, M. Bartoli 7/14 7:00 pm vs SAN Martina Hingis, Daniela Hantuchova 7/16 7:00 pm vs TEX Venus Williams, Martina Hingis 7/17 7:00 pm at PHL Venus Williams
Mark your calendars for Washington's road matches against the Austin Aces on July 11 and Philadelphia Freedoms on July 17.
Martina Hingis leads the Kastles against an Aces team that features World No. 1 Andy Roddick and 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli. Roddick will be eager to erase memories of his last encounter with the Kastles, when his former team, the Springfield Lasers, lost to Washington 25-12 in the 2013 Mylan WTT Finals.
Six days after Hingis goes head-to-head against Bartoli in a battle of past Wimbledon champs, Venus Williams will meet 18-year-old American sensation Victoria Duval in Philadelphia. Duval grew up idolizing Venus and told the story of how the two met on an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last year (Video).
Washington's July 16 home match against the Texas Wild will be broadcasted nationally and regionally on three different channels. Tennis fans can tune in to Tennis Channel, CSN Washington or ESPN3 at 7 pm to see Venus and Hingis play doubles together for the first time ever.
Television coverage and live streaming are great, but nothing compares to catching a Kastles match live!
Tickets to see Venus and Hingis lead the Kastles on July 16 start at only $20 -- the cheapest they have ever been for a Kastles match featuring a Williams sister. Don't wait until they are all gone; secure your seats today at Ticketmaster.com.
Grand Slam champions Andy Roddick and Marion Bartoli of Austin.
(Photos by Susan Mullane of Camerawork USA)
Venus, Kvitova to Play Friday in Clash of Champions
Kevin Anderson Also Advances to Third Round at Wimbledon Men's & Women's Doubles Play Underway; Mixed Draws Released
Venus Williams can go a long way to claiming her sixth Wimbledon title by beating Petra Kvitova.
(Photo by Susan Mullane of Camerawork USA)
Venus Williams and No. 6 seed Petra Kvitova will meet at Wimbledon on Friday in a Clash of the Champions.
Venus, a five-time Wimbledon singles champion, and Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon winner, are through to the third round after straight-set victories on Wednesday. Venus, who plays for the Kastles on July 16, defeated Kurumi Nara 7-6(4), 6-1, while Kvitova KO'd Mona Barthel 6-2, 6-0.
Seeded 30th, Venus has been her vintage self on the Wimbledon grass, blasting 87 winners and committing only 32 unforced errors in her first two matches. She beat Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the opening round on Monday.