w/c 15 October: Moscow, Luxembourg, Stockholm, Antwerp

It’s the last full week of the WTA tour before the WTA Finals in Singapore.

We starts with this week’s WTA events because they’re televised. I’m writing this before the main draw is out for most of the tournaments because I’m going to be attending a couple of them.


WTA Premier and ATP 250, BT Sport

Johanna Konta is to finish her season at the Kremlin Cup, and Harriet Dart is playing qualifying, Last year’s winner Julia Goerges has chosen to play Luxembourg instead.

On the men’s side, Damir Dzumhur will defend his title. Marco Cecchinato should be the top seed.

Although a mixed event, only the WTA matches are televised in the UK on BT Sport. Men’s matches are on Tennis TV only.

Mon 15 Oct 12:30 BT Sport 1
Tue 16 Oct 9:00
BT Sport 1
BT Sport 1
Wed 17 Oct 9:00 BT Sport 1
Thu 18 Oct 10:00 BT Sport 1
Fri 19 Oct 13:00 BT Sport 1
Sat 20 Oct 11:00 BT Sport ESPN


WTA International, BT Sport 

Heather Watson made the quarter finals in Luxembourg last year.

I’ll be in Luxembourg on Sunday and Monday and hoping to see Heather Watson come through qualifying. Julia Goerges will be the top seed here having chosen this tournament over a title defence in Moscow.

Coverage is on BT Sport throughout the week.

Mon 15 Oct 12:00 BT Sport 2
Tue 16 Oct 9:00
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 2
Wed 17 Oct 9:00
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 2
Thu 18 Oct 12:00
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 2
Fri 19 Oct 16:00 BT Sport ESPN
Sat 20 Oct 14:00 BT Sport ESPN


ATP 250

Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie are both competing in the European Open.

I’ll be there to see them for a few days midweek. There is no television coverage in the UK but it will be on Tennis TV.


ATP 250

John Isner is the top seed in Sweden. Juan Martin del Potro won here last year but has this week off.

Like the other ATP events this week, this one will be on Tennis TV only too.


Playing ATP Challengers this week are Jay Clarke in Calgary, James Ward  in Ismaning and Liam Broady in Ningbo.

Rights update

BT Sport have confirmed they like last year they will show the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai from 30 October. The end-of-season tournament for those that don’t quite make the cut for Singapore is one that isn’t confirmed with the rest of the WTA season’s rights.

There have been reports this week that Wimbledon are talking to Amazon Prime about broadcasting rights but it’s unclear to what extent this might be, and possibly relates to overseas coverage. Wimbledon is guaranteed to be on the BBC until 2024.

Any late changes to these schedules, where I am able to, will be included on the homepage of the website and tweeted at @tennisontelly.

You can also now find daily updates on the new Tennis on telly page on Facebook.

You can find details of all live coverage, re-runs and highlights over the next 7 days on the Calendar.

Check Tennis TV and WTA TV for details of  the matches they are covering, at https://www.tennistv.com/live/schedule and http://www.wtatv.com/schedule

ATP Challenger events have official live streaming at http://livestream.com/ATP.

Some ITF Women and Futures are streamed at http://live.itftennis.com/en/ and on the ITF Pro Circuit Scores app on Apple and Android. Please check out the new @ITFLive twitter account which will automatically tweet details of streamed matches.