World Team Tennis concludes its 35th season this weekend in Kansas City, Mo.
One of the highlights of this July season has been the appearance of Martina Hingis, who returned to the courts this year after being suspended from the WTA Tour for a failed during test at Wimbledon in 2007.
Harry Cicma sat down a spoke to the future Hall of Famer from Switzerland earlier this year about World Team Tennis, featured here on World Tennis television show with Harry Cicma:
“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.