The summer of 2010 marks the return of Lindsay Davenport to competitive tennis. The future Hall of Famer played mixed doubles at Wimbledon with Bob Bryan – her first tournament since the 2008 U.S. Open (when she reached the third round in singles and doubles) and since giving birth to a second child. She is currently competing for the St. Louis Aces in World Team Tennis and will play two doubles tournaments this summer in Stanford and in San Diego. Davenport said, however, that she definitely won’t play this year at the U.S. Open.
Davenport spoke with Harry Cicma on the World Tennis with Harry Cicma television show that airs nationally on New England Sports Network (NESN). The interview can be seen here:
“World Tennis with Harry Cicma” is the second-year tennis television show that airs on the New England Sports Network (NESN). The Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. (www.SaddlebrookResort.com), is the Presenting Sponsor of the show. Other sponsors of the 2010 season of the show include Tournagrip (www.uniquesports.com), Ace Authentic (www.aceauthentic.com), Grand Slam Tennis Tours (www.GrandSlamTennisTours.com), the International Tennis Hall of Fame (www.tennisfame.com), Morfit Performance fitness apparel (www.MorfitPerformance.com), the Peter Kaplan Tennis Academy (www.WesthamptonTennis.com), State Ultra Lounge (www.StateUltraLounge.com), New Chapter Media (www.NewChapterMedia.com), K3Tennis (www.K3tennis.com) and Rouge Vodka (www.RougeVodka.com)
The New England Sports Network (NESN) is the flagship station for both the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and is available on New England cable systems and nationally (in both standard definition and high definition through satellite TV providers DirectTV (Channel 628) and Dish Network (Channel 434). The Red Sox are a co-founder and majority owner (80 percent) of NESN with the Bruins owning the remaining 20 percent. NESN is delivered to over four million homes throughout New England and consistently receives higher ratings of any other national or regional sports channels in the region combined.
Cicma is the former sports anchor and producer at NBC in Providence, R.I., CBS in Springfield, Mass., and ABC in Sioux City, Iowa. He is the co-founder and host of “World Tennis with Harry Cicma” and also served as a commentator for other networks including Fox Sports Net and Tennis Channel and has commentated for World Team Tennis and the U.S. Open tennis championship’s world feed. A former ATP world-ranked doubles player, he was also a standout Big East tennis player at Rutgers University.