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.