With ATP, WTA and ITF tennis suspended all over the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, all eyes will be on the 2020 edition of the World TeamTennis which has been given a go ahead. All information about the World TeamTennis including live streaming, players and schedule for this 2020 edition of the tournament can be found below.
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Founded in 1973, the World TeamTennis competition uses a completely different format to typical tennis tournaments around the world. While it is a team tennis tournament, it needs players to play just one set each and a total of five matches constitute the five sets.
Each set is played to five games with a difference of two. A tie-breaker to nine points occurs at 4-4.
There is a no-advantage rule; i.e. the player winning the point at deuce wins the game.
2020 World TeamTennis Schedule & Dates
The 2020 season of the World TeamTennis, which will be its 45th edition, will be held between July 5 and August 2. A total of 66 matches will be played during the duration of this competition. The regular season will have 63 matches which will be followed by the playoffs. More on the schedule will be released soon.
The tournament will be held at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia and the matches will be played between 10 am to 7 pm. Exact timing to be revealed soon.
Team & Player List for the 2020 World TeamTennis
The teams participating at the 2020 season of the World TeamTennis include the following. Player and squad list for this year will be updated soon.
- Chicago Smash: Sloane Stephens, Brandon Nakashima, Genie Bouchard, Evan King, Rajeev Ram. Coach: Kamau Murray
- New York Empire: Mardy Fish, Sabine Lisicki, Jack Sock, Kveta Peschke, Neal Skupski, Kim Clijsters. Coach: Luke Jensen
- Orange County Breakers: Steve Johnson, Andreja Klepac, Luke Bambridge, Milos Raonic. Coach: Rick Leach
- Orlando Storm: Danielle Collins, James Ward, Darija Jurak, Ken Skupski, Tennys Sandgren. Coach: Jay Gooding
- Philadelphia Freedoms: Sofia Kenin, Donald Young, Fabrice Martin, Taylor Townsend, Caroline Dolehide. Coach: Craig Kardon
- San Diego Aviators: Nicole Melichar, Christina McHale, Ryan Harrison, Jonny O’Mara, Coco Vandeweghe. Coach: John Lloyd
- Springfield Lasers: Mitchell Krueger, Robert Lindstedt, Olga Govortsova, Jean-Julien Rojer, Hayley Carter, Caty McNally. Coach: John-Laffnie de Jager
- Vegas Rollers: Kristie Ahn, Sam Querrey, Asia Muhammad, Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Monica Puig. Coach: Tim Blenkiron
- Washington Kastles: Arina Rodionova, Marcelo Arevalo, Nick Monroe, Bernarda Pera, Frances Tiafoe. Coach: Robby Ginepri
WTT Prize Money for 2020
The World TeamTennis is offering $5 million as prize money for this year’s competition with an extra $1,000,000 in WTT Playoffs fee and $500,000 more to the team winning the title by winning the final.
What Happened at the 2019 World TeamTennis Competition?
Springfield Lasers went into the season as defending champions and went on to win the title yet again by defeating New York Empire in the final.
A total of eight teams participated in the competition with each side playing 14 matches in the league stages of the competition. Philadelphia Freedom ended the group stage on 11 wins from their 14 matches to top the standings while Springfield Lasers, San Diego Aviators and New York Empire were the other teams to finish in the top four.
The Empire beat Freedoms 24-18, while the Lasers edged out Aviators 21-19 in their respective semifinals before Springfield Lasers won the title by narrowly beating the Empire 20-19. Going into the final match of the competition, the Lasers were down 15-17 before the pair of Evan Song and Robert Lindstedst won the encounter 5-2 to help them win the title.
Previous World TeamTennis Winners
2019: Springfield Lasers
2018: Springfield Lasers
2017: Orange County Breakers
2016: San Diego Aviators
2015: Washington Kastles
2014: Washington Kastles
2013: Washington Kastles
2012: Washington Kastles
2011: Washington Kastles
2010: Kansas City Explorers
How to Watch World TeamTennis Live?
The WTT will be broadcast live on TV with CBS telecasting a match on July 19 along with the WTT Final on August 2. The CBS Sports Network will broadcast 13 of the regular season matches along with the two semis on August 1.
Some of the other matches will also be broadcast on the Tennis Channel, ESPN+ and the official website WTT.com.
All the networks which will broadcast the World TeamTennis live:
- CBS Sports Network (including WTT Playoffs)
- CBS Sports app
- Tennis Channel (including replays of all WTT Playoff matches)
- Facebook Watch
Watch 2020 Tennis Live Streaming Online
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Here is the process you can follow to watch the World TeamTennis live on your device
- Go to Bet365.com here
- Register with Bet365.com (or log in to your account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency).
- You can either let it remain in your account or make a bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the ‘World TeamTennis 2020’ live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
Keep in mind that this site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours.
Remember, geo-restrictions might apply.
How to Watch World TeamTennis Live in UK, Europe, Australia & Other Parts?
The World TeamTennis can be watched on TennisONE outside the US. TennisONE is the official app for the tournament and will provide the option to watch the live streaming internationally on a pay-per-view basis.
You can also get the following on TennisONE:
- Live scores
- Exclusive Onsite Content
- CrowdVIEW LIVE watch parties
World TeamTennis TV Guide
This is yet to be released.