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

Published Jan. 14, 2011 12:00 a.m. ET

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.


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