TORONTO (July 2, 2014) – It’s an unprecedented year for tennis in Canada, as two Canadian singles players have reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam tennis tournament for the first time in history. TSN, the home of Grand Slam tennis, continues live coverage of Canadian tennis stars Genie Bouchard and Milos Raonic’s highly-anticipated semifinal matches at WIMBLEDON.
TSN’s live coverage of the 2014 WIMBLEDON women’s semifinals begins with Bouchard’s remarkable third consecutive trip to a Grand Slam semifinal. She squares off against Simona Halep in the second women’s semifinal tomorrow (Thursday, July 3). The first semifinal, featuring Petra Kvitova vs. Lucie Safarova airs live at 8 a.m. ET on TSN, followed by the Bouchard-Halep match at approximately 9:30 a.m. ET.*
Coverage continues on the men’s side with Raonic’s semifinal showdown against seven-time WIMBLEDON champion Roger Federer on Friday, July 4 live on TSN.
Complementing TSN’s live coverage of these semifinals is the iconic BREAKFAST AT WIMBLEDON – an on-site, pre-match show providing an overview of the day’s matches and interviews with players, plus analysis of the matches already completed. In addition, TSN’s Mark Masters continues to report live from the All England Club with a focus on Bouchard and Raonic.
Overall, millions of Canadians have tuned in to watch Bouchard and Raonic’s historic run at this year’s WIMBLEDON on TSN and RDS:
- 1.7 million unique viewers watched Raonic’s Fourth Round victory over Kei Nishikori (average audience of 503,000)
- 1.1 million unique viewers watched Bouchard’s Fourth Round victory over Alize Cornet (average audience of 365,000)**
Grand Slam Tennis on TSN
As the undisputed Canadian home of the biggest events on the tennis calendar, TSN has the court covered throughout the entire 2014 season, serving up exclusive coverage of Grand Slam tennis, including the AUSTRALIAN OPEN, FRENCH OPEN,WIMBLEDON, and U.S. OPEN.