YEC’s Update

Finally after a long waiting of YEC . . .  the tour is already here.

The world’s top eight singles players and top four doubles teams from the 2008 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour season will compete for the Championships and a share of the record prize money of $4.45 million.

World No.1 Jelena Jankovic, Roland Garros champion Ana Ivanovic, US Open champion Serena Williams, Roland Garros finalist Dinara Safina, Beijing Olympic Gold Medalist Elena Dementieva, former US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, and Beijing Olympic Bronze Medalist Vera Zvonareva have qualified for the singles competition.

Cara Black and Liezel Huber, Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, Katarina Srebotnik and Ai Sugiyama, and Kveta Peschke and Rennae Stubbs will compete in the doubles field.


When not watching the Sony Ericsson Championships on Tennis Channel and ESPN2, viewers can keep up with the season-ending competition online at, which offers 24 hours of live, round-robin coverage November 4-7, and, which will feature tournament draws, scores and news, as well as a veteran reporter’s previews in Steve Flink on Tennis and updates at popular fan blog LaRosa’s Sweet Spot.

Tennis Channel’s and ESPN2’s 2008 Sony Ericsson Championships Schedule (all times US ET):

Tuesday, November 4
09.00hrs – 15.00hrs: Round-Robin Action (Tennis Channel)

Wednesday, November 5
09.00hrs – 15.00hrs: Round-Robin Action (Tennis Channel)

Thursday, November 6
09.00hrs – 15.00hrs: Round-Robin Action (Tennis Channel)

Friday, November 7
09.00hrs – 15.00hrs: Round-Robin Action (Tennis Channel)

Saturday, November 8
05.00hrs – 08.00hrs: Doubles Semifinals (Tennis Channel)
09.30hrs – 13.30hrs: Singles Semifinals (Tennis Channel)

Sunday, November 9
07.00hrs – 08.30hrs: Doubles Final (Tennis Channel)
12.00hrs – 14.00hrs: Singles Final (ESPN2)

Tennis Channel will also offer same-day replays of the singles and doubles finals on Sunday, November 9: Doubles Final (15.00hrs – 16.30hrs and 23.00hrs – 00.30hrs); Singles Final (19.00hrs – 21.00hrs).


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