ESPN2 and Tennis Channel will combine to feature all 34 days of the US Open Series, which begins this week with the broadcast of the ATP World Tour’s BB&T Atlanta Open.

Broadcasters will show an additional 100 hours of coverage over last year’s US Open Series broadcast, with tournaments featuring Community Events Powered by Net Generation.

It is the 16th year of the US Open Series, the five-week North American summer tennis season that links seven WTA and ATP Tour summer hard court tournaments to the US Open. In total, nearly 300 hours of live, national television coverage is set to air across ESPN2 and Tennis Channel.

In the US Open Series’ latest on-the-court innovation, Thermobanc player benches designed by Mobisport Concept will be introduced at series tournaments this year. The Thermobanc benches include unique coolers with eutectic plates for cooling rather than ice.

“The partnership between the WTA, ATP World Tour and USTA has enhanced every aspect of the US Open Series, making the summer season one of the most exciting and fan-friendly times of the year,” said J. Wayne Richmond, USTA Managing Director, Major Events. “Together we find new ways to promote emerging stars alongside the game’s champions, engage and inspire every tournament community with family-friendly Net Generation clinics and other outreach initiatives and amplify the captivating play on the court through our strong television and digital viewing partnerships.”

US Open Series Events:

July 22-28 — ATP Atlanta
July 29-Aug. 4 — ATP/WTA Washington, WTA San Jose
Aug. 5-11 — ATP/WTA Canada
Aug. 12-18 — ATP/WTA Cincinnati
Aug. 18-24 — ATP Winston-Salem

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