There has been a smattering of U.S. televised tennis coverage from overseas lately. The relative dry spell breaks with more than 30 hours of live action, November 4-9 from the prestigious year-end Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, Qatar. This round-robin format tournament features the world's top eight womens singles players and top four doubles teams. The coverage is unprecedented for this tournament, likely the result of a tumultuous but memorable 2008 women's tennis season.
Playing singles will be: U.S. Open winner Serena Williams, Wimbledon winner Venus Williams, World No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, French Open winner Ana Ivanovic, Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonereva. Doubles teams include: US Open winners Cara Black/Liezel Huber and French Open winners Anabel Medina Garrigues/Virginia Ruano Pascual joined by Kveta Peschke/Rennae Stubbs and Katarina Srebotnik/Ai Sugiyama.