STAR STUDDED LINEUP FEATURED IN SEASON FOUR OF WORLD OF TENNIS PRESENTED BY BNP PARIBAS
New Season Debuts January 9 on Tennis Channel
LYNNFIELD, Mass. – Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl, John and Patrick McEnroe, Andy Murray, Pete Sampras, Venus Williams and golf legend and tennis enthusiast Greg Norman will be featured when World of Tennis Presented by BNP Paribasreturns to Tennis Channel on January 9 at 7 p.m. ET.
These stars will be profiled in the “Holding Court” interview segment with Justin Gimelstob during the fourth season of the magazine-style, half-hour program.
“The fourth season of World of Tennis is shaping up with some of the best episodes we have had in this series,” said Jerry Solomon, President and CEO of StarGames, Inc., and executive producer of the show. “Each of the athletes gave us time to tell their story with a depth that I think really sets this show apart.”
In addition to the “Holding Court” interview segments, Tennis.com will present a roundtable discussion of the hot topics in tennis in each episode. Jon Wertheim hosts the discussions, and is joined by Tennis.com writers Peter Bodo, Tom Perrotta and Andrew Friedman.
Additionally, each show will include Gimelstob’s “Final Take” presented by Tennis Express, Getty Images’ “On Tour” segment and Wilson’s “Upcoming Schedule.” World of Tennis Presented by BNP Paribas is produced by Jennie Silverstein.
The eight episodes of World of Tennis will run weekly on Tennis Channel. The first show airs Thursday, Jan. 9, then episodes will run each following Wednesday before culminating with a special episode on Feb. 26 that will preview the second annual World Tennis Day and its Showdown events that will be held on March 3 in Hong Kong, London and New York.
In 2013, tennis organizations in 58 different countries held activities to celebrate the first World Tennis Day while Showdown events were held in Hong Kong and New York City.
Below is the “Holding Court” guest schedule for season four of World of Tennis Presented by BNP Paribas:
Jan. 9Andy Murray
Jan. 15Ivan Lendl
Jan. 22Greg Norman
Jan. 29Venus Williams Feb. 5John and Patrick McEnroe
Feb. 12Pete Sampras Feb. 19Andre Agassi
Guests during previous seasons have included skier Lindsay Vonn and American Idol judge Randy Jackson as well as tennis stars Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, Victoria Azarenka and Jimmy Connors, among others.
Previews and additional footage from World of Tennis Presented by BNP Paribas can be found on www.stargamesinc.com. More information on World Tennis Day and the Showdown events can be found on www.worldtennisday.com.