NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it will offer subscribers comprehensive live coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon for 2013 from the opening day of play on Monday, June 24, through the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Finals on Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7.
Live play-by-play of matches will air on Sirius channel 158 and XM channel 202 and on channel 963 on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com. Listeners will hear Live @ Wimbledon, the official radio broadcast of Wimbledon.
SiriusXM will offer up to 13 hours of live Wimbledon coverage daily — from 4:00 am ET through the end of each day's play — giving them access to point-by-point action of matches on both Centre Court and the outer courts, plus pre- and post-match commentary, highlights and up-to-the-moment tournament news.
Roger Federer, the world's No. 3 ranked player, will be defending his 2012 Wimbledon Men's Singles title. He comes into this year's tournament on a winning note, having just claimed victory on the grass at the Gerry Weber Open, and hopes to become the first man in history to win eight titles at the All England Club. Challenging Federer on the grass courts are the world's top players, including World No.1 Novak Djokovic, 2013 French Open champion Rafael Nadal, Great Britain's Andy Murray and Spain's David Ferrer.
On the women's side, Serena Williams will look to capture her sixth Wimbledon Ladies' Singles title in what has been an exceptional 2013 season that has seen the world's top-ranked player go 43-2 in singles matches with six singles titles won. The women's draw also includes four-time major champion Maria Sharapova, who was the runner-up to Williams three times this season, plus World No. 2 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, China's Li Na, U.S. star Sloane Stephens and many more.
SiriusXM's Wimbledon broadcasts are aired in association with ESPN Radio, rightsholder to Live @ Wimbledon radio broadcasts in the U.S., and The All England Lawn Tennis Club.
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