U.S. Open to be carried on ESPN2, ESPN360.com starting in 2009

Updated: May 12, 2008, 9:53 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The U.S. Open's cable TV coverage is leaving USA Network after 25 years and moving to ESPN and Tennis Channel starting in 2009.

The six-year deal through 2014 with the U.S. Tennis Association was announced Monday.

"Tennis has provided many memorable moments in ESPN history, and to finally acquire the excitement and drama of the U.S. Open is a crowning achievement, truly making ESPN2 'The Grand Slam Network,' " John Skipper, executive vice president for content, said. "The sport is ...

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