The Australian Open begins January 17, and coverage will be bolstered by former stars Martina Navratilova and Lindsay Davenport. Each signed a multiyear deal with the channel and will be reporting from Down Under. Navratilova, who’s participated in all of the Tennis Channel’s Grand Slam broadcasts, will serve as lead analyst while Davenport will wander around and conduct sideline interviews.
“It’s amazing to think about how far we’ve come since starting with just the French Open in 2007 to now covering all four Slams on Tennis Channel every year,” Navratilova said in a release. “It’s been wonderful working with Bill Macatee and the entire crew at these great events and I can’t wait to return to Melbourne and get started on the new Slam season.”
The full release is after the jump.