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      FCC coverage expands on ESPN 3 with new agreement

      DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (FCC) -- ESPN and the WTA Family Circle Cup inCharleston, S.C. - the largest women's-only tennis tournament in the world --have a new agreement that will extend their long-time relationship withcontinued TV coverage starting with the Round of 16 and an expanded weeklongschedule on ESPN3.{} The multi-year agreement takes effect with this year'stournament, which begins Monday, March 31, with exclusive coverage daily onESPN3, joined by ESPN2 on Thursday, April 3.

      "Every Spring for many years, fanshave enjoyed great women's tennis action on the green clay in Charleston, andwe're thrilled to extend and expand our relationship with this terrific event,"said Jason Bernstein, ESPN senior director, programming &acquisitions.{} "With more hours of tennis than any other outlet, ESPN3 isthe year-round essential companion for the tennis fan on the go."

      Bob Moran, General Manager andTournament Director of the Family Circle Cup, said, "The 2014 Family CircleCup's expanded coverage via ESPN offers us a tremendous opportunity to showcasethe tournament and Charleston region. With viewers and visitors from around theglobe, our tournament continues to create media impressions worldwide, havinglasting economic impacts on the Lowcounty. Now with every match on stadiumcourt available for fans, we have more than 100 hours of tennis coverage fromthe Family Circle Cup available for viewers around the world. "

      The 2014 WTA Family Circle Cup,Charleston, S.C.

      • ESPN3:{} all main stadium matchesdaily March 31 - April 6.
      • ESPN2:{} Starts Thursday, April 3,and continues through the championship Sunday, April 6 on ESPN2.
      • Hall of Famer Cliff Drysdale willhandle play-by-play duties, working with analyst Pam Shriver
      • Defending Champion:{} SerenaWilliams (defeated Jelena Jankovic 3-6, 6-0, 6-2)
      • 2014 Family Circle Cup Player fieldincludes Williams, Jankovic, and many others currently ranked in the Top30:{} Sara Errani, Sabine Lisicki, Sloane Stephens, Sam Stosur, MariaKirilenko, Sorana Cirstea, Lucie Safarova and Svetlana Kuznetsova; plus all theother top Americans - Venus Williams, Madison Keys, Alison Riske, VavaraLepchenko, Christina McHale, Lauren Davis and Vania King.

      2014 WTA Family Circle Cup & ESPN

      Date

      Time (ET)

      Event

      Network

      {}

      March 31 - April 6

      Daylong

      WTA Family Circle Cup, Charleston, S.C.

      Early Round Action

      ESPN3

      LIVE

      Thur, April 3

      1 - 2:30 p.m.

      WTA Family Circle Cup, Charleston, S.C.

      Round of 16

      ESPN2

      LIVE

      Fri, April 4

      1 - 2:30 p.m.

      WTA Family Circle Cup, Charleston, S.C.

      Quarterfinal

      ESPN2

      LIVE

      Sat, April 5

      1 - 3 p.m.

      WTA Family Circle Cup, Charleston, S.C.

      Semifinal

      ESPN2

      LIVE

      Sun, April 6

      1 - 3 p.m.

      WTA Family Circle Cup, Charleston, S.C.

      Championship

      ESPN2

      LIVE

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