The tournament is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation, and features male and female players on the same team, representing their countries. The competition is of the mixed category and national coaches of the countries play no role in deciding the team. Even though the individual player results are not included in the calculations towards the ranking, the Hopman Cup is still one of the most entertaining events in the Australian Open series. The event takes place in Perth, draws in huge crowds from Western Australia every season. It kick-starts from December 29, and will go all the way up to January 5,when the final will be played.
New season a month away The lack of coordination between all parties is fairly noticeable.
The new season begins in exactly a month. The original press release indicates coverage of most of the Premier-level events as well as 30 International-level tournaments — including Shenzhen and Auckland to open the season.
And all the events are roughly in the same time zone. Granted, all of this came up rather suddenly last month — at least publicly. Blackout pluses and minuses Despite some of the quality issues with WTA TV, the vast majority of singles and many doubles matches on all of the match courts at tournaments, all season, have been available.
On the downside, the service is not compatible with services like Apple TV or Roku. Another plus: most of the matches are subsequently available on demand.
The cost in the U. There is no monthly option. Charleston, for example, is aired along with matches from the big U.
So this is value added for No price increase Given the huge volume of additional content TC Plus will be offering, you would expect a price increase to go along with it. But a Tennis Channel spokesperson told tennis.
Adding the WTA content is a significant uptick in volume.
In many cases throughout the season, there are more than half a dozen matches available simultaneously. What about Rewind? Still to be determined, in addition to the availability of the vast majority of matches on demand, will be the availability of a Rewind feature. Also available are various player interviews, beginning from the San Jose tournament in early August through to the end of the season.
And all refund requests must be made by March 1,