Tournament Features as 2nd Leg of Australian Open Wild Card Challenge
TYLER (September 21, 2018) -- The RBC Pro Challenge presented by Oak Creek, an $80K USTA Pro Circuit event, will be broadcasted on Tennis Channel from the quarterfinal stage all the way through the finals. Additionally, Tennis Channel Plus will have coverage through the quarterfinals. Tyler serves as the second leg of the USTA’s Australian Open Wild Card Challenge, with the player earning the most points in Macon, Tyler and Las Vegas earning a main draw wild card into the Australian Open.
"We are thrilled to have Tennis Channel featuring live coverage of the 2018 RBC Pro Challenge," said Scott McCulloch, Tournament Organizer. "This gives our tournament, players and sponsors great exposure on the largest tennis-only TV network in the world. This also gives the viewers in the U.S. a chance to watch some of the absolute best young players in the world compete for valuable ranking points and potentially an Australian Open Wild Card.
The 2017 RBC Pro Challenge featured an incredibly strong field, with multiple players making their mark on the WTA Tour. Finalist Danielle Collins has ascended to the world’s top 40, enjoying the best season of her career. Meanwhile young Americans Sonya Kenin and Amanda Anisimova, who faced off against each other in the first round of the 2017 tournament, are amongst the youngest players in the top 100. Kristie Ahn, 2017 RBC Pro Challenge Champion, was also last year’s USTA Australian Open Wild Card Challenge winner.
Tennis Channel, which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle.
The 2nd annual RBC Pro Challenge will begin Sunday, October 28th and run through until Sunday, November 4th. More information and details on tournament upgrades will be announced soon.
Tennis Channel’s Live RBC Pro Challenge Coverage Schedule
Friday, Nov. 2: Starting at 12:30PM ET (Singles Quarterfinals)
Saturday, Nov. 3: Starting at 1:30PM ET (Singles Semifinals)
Sunday, Nov. 4: Starting at 12:30PM ET (Singles Final)
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About the USTA Pro Circuit
With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000 to $125,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 38 years ago to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering more than $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, and Sam Querrey are among today's top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.
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RBC Wealth Management is proud to support the USTA through title sponsorships of RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas and RBC Pro Challenge in Tyler, TX