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With Wimbledon over and the US Open coming up, TRACE Sport Stars are hitting the court in a big way as we pay tribute to the world’s best racket warriors this August!

First serve happens each Friday night with a profile of the biggest hitters ever to play tennis, including soon-to-be mum Serena Williams and Swiss superman Roger Federer! While Maria Sharapova may have missed out on the French Open earlier this year, she can rest assured that she won’t be overlooked on TRACE, as we get up close and personal with the multi-time champion.

Get set for another month of fast-paced action on TRACE Sport Stars this August!


Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova © Getty Images

Prepare for a rally like no other this August as TRACE Sport Stars serves an ace of action featuring the greatest tennis players ever to pick up a racket! With Wimbledon all over and the US Open to look forward to, we’re celebrating tennis season by getting up close and personal with scream specialist Maria Sharapova and the sporting phenomenon that is the Williams sisters, with a special look at the superhuman siblings.

First serve takes place every Friday night, so get your courtside seat on TRACE Sport Stars!

Special: Williams sisters, Friday 4 August at 20:00 (CET)
Discover how two young sisters from straight outta Compton were able to become two of the greatest tennis players in the history of the sport.

Up Close With: Maria Sharapova, Friday 11 August at 21:50 (CET)
Find out everything you need to know about the woman behind the grunt and multi-time champion, Maria Sharapova.

Up Close With: Roger Federer, Friday 18 August at 20:25 (CET)
Regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time, TRACE goes all the way to match point with 28-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.

The Truth About…: Serena Williams, Friday 25 August 20:00 (CET)
Looking at all of the classified info, there’s no denying the truth – Serena Williams is the Queen of the Court!



Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte © Getty Images

With Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti among the greatest ever, do Italian managers have that extra spark that makes them elite? The injuries at Arsenal appear to be never-ending – could there be darker forces at play? And is the sheer dominance of Bayern in the Bundesliga doing German football more harm than good? TRACE adds fuel to the fire on all the Burning Issues this month!

Fridays | From 22:15 (CET)


Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski © Getty Images

TRACE goes undercover once again to reveal the most shocking truths in the world of sport. Discover how Robert Lewandowski and Henrikh Mkitaryan have won everything at club level, but can only dream of such success on the international stage. Plus, find out all about the new sports coming to the Olympics in 2020, and just how popular gymnastics can become. The athletes may be flexible, but they can’t bend the truth!

Wednesdays | 20:00 (CET)

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