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AP to become exclusive worldwide distributor of USTA’s US Open, select professional tennis images

The United States Tennis Association and The Associated Press today announced a multiyear agreement that makes AP the exclusive worldwide distributor of USTA images from the US Open and other select American professional tennis events.

The commercial agreement, which runs through 2022, will see the library of USTA-owned photos from a number of American professional tennis events – namely the US Open, US Open Series tournaments and U.S. Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup– made available for editorial use via the news agency’s commercial photo platform, AP Images.  

“Working with a preeminent worldwide news organization like The Associated Press is an incredible step toward increasing the reach and exposure of American professional tennis events around the globe,” said Chris Widmaier, managing director, USTA Corporate Communications.

“We are pleased to be the exclusive commercial provider of these key USTA photos,” said Lloyd Pawlak, AP global director of digital and commercial sales. “It’s exciting to add these dynamic tennis images to AP’s extensive collection.”

USTA photos will become available for licensing via AP Images beginning today.

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About USTA

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking eight summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

About AP

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Contact

Pat Mitsch
Corporate Communications
USTA
914-697-2291
Mitsch@usta.com

Lauren Easton
Global Director of Media Relations and Corporate Communications
The Associated Press
212-621-7005
leaston@ap.org