ESPN to Air Extended Live Coverage of JPMorgan Chase Open

July 23, 2004 11:20 PM

The USTA and ESPN tonight announced that ESPN has added live coverage of Saturday's US Open Series semifinal between Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport at 4 PM ET from the JPMorgan Chase Open in Carson, Calif.

The match was added to ESPN's 92 scheduled hours of US Open Series coverage immediately following Williams' quarterfinal win over Francesca Schiavone Friday evening.

Davenport defeated Williams on Sunday in the final of the US Open Series opener at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford to take the lead in the US Open Series Bonus Challenge.

ESPN2 will carry, as scheduled, the second semifinal from the JPMorgan Chase Open live at 10 PM ET tomorrow night between Elena Dementieva and the winner of the Serena Williams-Vera Zvonareva quarterfinal match to be played Friday night.