LOS ANGELES—Tennis Channel is debuting a new multi-platform series, Downtown Dani, featuring former World No. 5 Daniela Hantuchova, Tuesday, Aug. 28, during Tennis Channel Live at the US Open. Hantuchova will be on set for the premiere. The show, which will be featured during Tennis Channel's US Opencoverage, will be available on the network's digital and social media platformsfollowing its premiere. The series follows Hantuchova as she explores New York during the US Open, and details her interests both within and outside the tennis world.
Viewers will get a look at Hantuchova's life as she interviews players like Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska, interacts with the fashion industry, offers a behind the scenes look at the players' experience during the leadup to the US Open and more. The series will be available on TennisChannel.com, Tennis.com, the Tennis Channel app and the network's Twitter and Facebook accounts.
"It's been a super cool experience putting together Downtown Dani and I couldn't ask for a better place to kick off the show than in New York City!" Hantuchova said. "I'm so excited to share insights on favorite shopping and dining spots, as well as what players like to do on their days off - and many other great things which fans may not know about the players and the beautiful cities that we play in around the world."
Hantuchova played professionally for 18 years, reached the rank of singles World No. 5, won seven WTA titles and a Fed Cup championship for Slovakia in 2002. Her best run in a Grand Slam as a singles player was in 2008, when she reached the semifinals at the Australian Open. She was an accomplished doubles player, reaching three Grand Slam finals and the World No. 9 ranking. She also found great success as a mixed-doubles player, winning all four majors in the discipline.
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