Just as I was about to complain about the lack of WTA action on TV this week, I discovered that Charleston’s Family Circle Cup is being televised on ESPN2.
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and No. 2 seeded Jelena Jankovic (who won the tournament in 2007) are both into the third round, as are Sam Stosur, Vera Zvonareva (Charleston was the site of Vera’s season-wrecking ankle sprain last year), and Daniela Hantuchova. Melanie Oudin will play an even younger American, 17-year-old Christina McHale, in the third round on Thursday. McHale’s 2nd round opponent, 3rd seeded Victoria Azarenka, retired during their match with a hamstring injury.
Based on Thursday’s Order or Play, it’s likely Wozniacki vs. Schnyder on ESPN2.
2010 WTA CHARLESTON FAMILY CIRCLE CUP TENNIS TV SCHEDULE
all times Eastern
Thursday, April 15
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: WTA Charleston 3rd round – ESPN2 [Live]
Friday, April 16
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: WTA Charleston Quarterfinals – ESPN2 [Live]
Saturday, April 17
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: WTA Charleston Semifinals – ESPN2 [Live]
Sunday, April 18
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: WTA Charleston Final – ESPN2 [Live]
2010 WTA CHARLESTON FAMILY CIRCLE CUP LIVE STREAMING
For Live Streaming, you can buy a subscription via TennisTV, which will allow you to see more than just a match a day.
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