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Navratilova and Shriver to Team Up in TC Broadcast Booth


Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver are doubling up again in the broadcast booth.

The Hall of Famers, widely regarded as the greatest doubles team in tennis history, will reprise their partnership in the Tennis Channel commentary booth in Indian Wells. The pair will team up as commentators for the first time on U.S. television on Saturday.

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Navratilova and Shriver, who together won 74 doubles championships and are the only women’s doubles team to win all four majors in a single calendar year, will appear together during the third match of the day Saturday, October 9th, likely between 6 and 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Shriver will announce, with Navratilova offering analysis. The duo will also team up to call a match on Tennis Channel Sunday, October 10th.

Tennis Hall of Famers Navratilova and Shriver partnered to create one of the most dominant doubles teams in history. They won 74 championships, with 20 of them at the four majors. From 1983 to 1985 they won 109 matches in a row, capturing the “Calendar Grand Slam” – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open – in 1984, the only women’s doubles team to ever accomplish the feat. They claimed 10 WTA Tour Championships between 1981 and 1992. Navratilova and Shriver were named the WTA Tour’s “Doubles Team of the Year” every year from 1981 to 1988.

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They have never called a match together on U.S. television.

Tennis Channel’s BNP Paribas Open coverage is running from October 6-17th and features day-long, 12-hour match blocks and all-night encore replays.

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