to provide 150 hours of WTA Tour will provide tennis
fans with more than 150 hours of live online tennis coverage from Sony Ericsson
WTA Tour events around the world.
will provide viewers exclusive coverage, including more than 70 scheduled matches at 11 events on 49 days
between May and November.

Live online coverage begins, Thursday, May 8, with live coverage from
The Qatar Telecom German Open in Berlin and
will conclude with coverage of the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships in
Doha. Additionally, matches will be available for on-demand replay for at least 48
hours after their completion.

“ exists to serve the passions of sports fans, and there are
few groups of fans as passionate as the tennis community,” said Damon
Phillips, vice president, “Adding such a robust schedule of
events that feature the world’s top women’s tennis players will deliver a huge value to millions of tennis fans, as well as to

Michael Rowe, Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Vice-President Television and Digital
Media, added: “The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour is thrilled to have
as a new media partner. This agreement not only vastly expands the presence of
live Tour tennis on the internet but allows new and existing tennis fans access to more live action, more of the time. To
develop the online and digital output with a world-renowned sports broadcaster
like is very exciting for women’s tennis.”’s schedule of Sony Ericsson WTA Tour coverage also includes the
following events: Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy; International
Women’s Open in Eastbourne, UK; Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada; Toray Pan
Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan; China Open in Beijing, China; Porsche Tennis Grand
Prix in Stuttgart, Germany; Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia; Zurich Open in
Zurich, Switzerland; Generali Ladies Linz in Linz, Austria; and Sony Ericsson
Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Live coverage of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour
May 8 – 11 Berlin Qatar
Telecom German Open
May 12 – 18 Rome Internazionali BNL d’Italia
June 19 -23 Eastbourne
International Women’s Open
July 28-Aug 3 Montreal
Rogers Cup

Sept. 20 – 21 Tokyo
Pan Pacific Open
Sept. 26 -28 Beijing

Sept. 30 – Oct. 5 Stuttgart
Porsche Tennis
Grand Prix
Oct. 6 -12 Moscow Kremlin Cup

Oct. 14 – 19 Zurich Zurich Open

Oct. 23 – 30 Linz Generali Ladies Linz

Nov. 3 – 9 Doha
Sony Ericsson Championships

The deal marks the latest addition to’s global tennis lineup that
features hundreds of hours of multi-court coverage from top tennis events, including
three of the four tennis majors – the Australian Open, French Open and

In addition to the agreement with, the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour has
made significant strides in 2008 in progressing and enhancing its digital
presence and output via the website – Not only with
live streaming of selected Tier 1 Finals but also the Video on Demand presented by Dubai Duty Free application,
offering action highlights from tournaments and exclusive behind-the-scenes
footage of life on the Tour.

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