CBS, US Open agree in principle to 2012-14 deal

The U.S. Tennis Association and CBS say they have agreed in
principle to a three-year contract that will keep the U.S. Open on
the network through 2014 and leave the tournament’s final weekend
schedule unchanged.

CBS has aired the U.S. Open every year since 1968. The network’s
current deal with the USTA ends after the 2011 tournament.

The 2012-14 contract includes the tournament keeping a Saturday
night women’s singles final and a Sunday afternoon men’s singles
final. And as under the expiring deal, CBS will continue to
broadcast two U.S. Open Series events leading up to the year’s last
Grand Slam tournament.

The agreement was first reported Friday on The New York Times’
website.