Day One at Wimbledon: ESPN+ to Stream 14 Courts, including Court Two with Cilic, Five-Time Champ Venus Williams, Monfils-Gasquet, Svitolina

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Day One at Wimbledon: ESPN+ to Stream 14 Courts, including Court Two with Cilic, Five-Time Champ Venus Williams, Monfils-Gasquet, Svitolina

  • Wimbledon is the Major Tennis Debut for ESPN+

The Wimbledon fortnight commences tomorrow, Monday, July 2, with 64 singles matches on the docket and ESPN has all the action exclusively in the U.S. with ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and – making its Major tennis debut – the new ESPN+ service.  The latter’s offerings will include Court Two where the order of play begins with last year’s Gentlemen’s finalist, #3 seed Marin Cilic, five-time champion #9 seed Venus Williams, an intriguing matchup of French veterans – Gael Monfils and #24 Richard Gasquet, and #5 Elina Svitolina who has reached at least the fourth round in her last four Majors.

For the first time, every match from the 18 courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club – celebrating its 150th anniversary – will be played in front of cameras.  ESPN’s coverage – first ball to last ball – includes more than 500 matches, all available for fans between ESPN3 and the new ESPN+ on the ESPN app; 140 hours of action will be on TV.  The action will climax with the Ladies’ Championship and the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles Championships on ESPN on Saturday, July 14, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 15, followed by the Mixed Doubles Championship.

ESPN+ will stream live the following 14 courts at Wimbledon, Monday, July 2 (action on each court begins at 6:30 a.m. ET; all matches available on demand for until the end of the tournament):

Court Matches
Court 2 #3 Marin Cilic vs Yoshihito Nishioka

#9 Venus Williams vs Johanna Larsson

#24 Richard Gasquet vs Gael Monfils

#5 Elina Svitolina vs Tatjana Maria

Court 4 Evgeniya Rodina vs Antonia Lottner

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez vs Gastao Elias

Malek Jaziri vs Jared Donaldson

Tereza Smitkova vs Viktoriya Tomova

Court 5 Peter Polansky vs Dennis Novak

Luksika Kumkhum vs Bernarda Pera

John-Patrick Smith vs Andreas Seppi

Lesia Tsurenko vs Timea Babos

Court 6 Alexandra Dulgheru vs Kristyna Pliskova

Petra Martic vs Ekaterina Makarova

John Millman vs Stefano Travaglia

Vera Lapko vs Christina McHale

Court 7 Gilles Muller vs Michael Mmoh

Aleksandra Krunic vs Madison Brengle

Ryan Harrison vs Roberto Carballes Baena

Viktorija Golubic vs Ons Jabeur

Court 8 Mona Barthel vs Yanina Wickmayer

Camila Giorgi vs #21 Anastasija Sevastova

Yuki Bhambri vs Thomas Fabbiano

Radu Albot vs Pablo Carreno Busta

Court 10 Sergiy Stakhovsky vs Joao Sousa

Yafan Wang vs Anna Blinkova

Lukas Lacko vs Benjamin Bonzi

Court 11 #19 Magdalena Rybarikova vs Sorana Cirstea

Jason Kubler vs Guido Pella

Laslo Djere vs Paolo Lorenzi

Court 12 #7 Karolina Pliskova vs Harriet Dart

Daniil Medvedev vs #16 Borna Coric

Norbert Gombos vs #8 Kevin Anderson

Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Barbora Strycova

Court 14 Jan-Lennard Struff  vs #32 Leonardo Mayer

#20 Kiki Bertens vs Barbora Stefkova

Irina-Camelia Begu vs Katie Swan

Court 15 Nicolas Jarry vs #28 Filip Krajinovic

Viktoria Kuzmova vs Rebecca Peterson

Steve Johnson vs Ruben Bemelmans

Court 16 #25 Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Evgeny Donskoy

Ricardas Berankis vs Mackenzie McDonald

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova vs Kristina Mladenovic

Aryna Sabalenka vs #29 Mihaela Buzarnescu

Court 17 #31 Shuai Zhang vs Andrea Petkovic

Ivo Karlovic vs Mikhail Youzhny

#22 Adrian Mannarino vs Christian Garin

Court 18 #17 Lucas Pouille vs Denis Kudla

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Victoria Azarenka

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Gregoire Barrere

#13 Julia Goerges vs Monica Puig

 

In addition to live matches, throughout Wimbledon ESPN+ also will offer:

  • Match Replays – every match that airs live on ESPN+ will be available for the entire tournament
  • Wimbledon Archive Matches – 50 of the great Wimbledon matches of all time
  • Official Wimbledon Films – Up to 30 one-hour films produced by AELTC and IMG.
  • Daily Highlights Show – 52-minute show produced by IMG each day

About ESPN+

Launched in April, ESPN+ is the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International division in partnership with ESPN.  Its lineup includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, Top Rank boxing, Grand Slam tennis, PGA TOUR golf, college sports, international rugby, cricket, original shows and series, the full library of ESPN Films (including 30 for 30) and more. Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year).  It is available within the newly redesigned ESPN App and through ESPN.com.

ESPN and Tennis

Tennis has been part of ESPN since its first week on the air, providing numerous memorable moments from around the world, but it has never been as important as today, with the unprecedented position of presenting three of the sport’s Major events from start to finish (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open, with exclusivity at the latter two).

 

ESPN & WIMBLEDON 2018

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)  
Mon, July 2 –

Sun, July 15

(no play Sun, 7/8)

6:30 a.m. All 18 Courts, all day

The Wimbledon Channel (from AELTC)

Two feeds with press conferences

Coverage includes Spanish language

ESPN3

ESPN+

Live
   
Mon, July 2 –

Fri, July 6

7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(to 4 p.m. July 4)

Early Round Action ESPN Live
Sat, July 7 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon presented by Panera Bread ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Early Round Action ESPN Live
Sun, July 8 3 – 6 p.m. Highlights of Week One ABC Tape
Mon, July 9 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Round of 16, Centre Court ESPN Live
  7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Round of 16, No.1 Court & others ESPN2 Live
Tue, July 10 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 – 2 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, No.1 Court ESPN2 Live
Wed, July 11 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals,

No.1 Court

ESPN2 Live
Thur, July 12 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon presented by Panera Bread ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Semifinals ESPN Live
Fri, July 13 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon presented by Panera Bread ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gentlemen’s Semifinals ESPN Live
Sat, July 14 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon presented by Panera Bread ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ladies’ Championship

Gentlemen’s Doubles Championship

Ladies’ Doubles Championship

ESPN Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ABC Encore
  9 – MID Ladies’ Championship ESPNEWS Encore
Sun, July 15 12:30 – 3:30 a.m. Ladies’ Championship ESPN2 Encore
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon presented by Panera Bread ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship

Mixed Doubles Championship

ESPN Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ABC Encore
  8 – 11 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ESPNEWS Encore
Mon, July 16 12 – 3 a.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ESPN2 Encore

 

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