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Fitness Expert And Star Of "The Biggest Loser" Bob Harper And Nickelodeon's Jeff Sutphen Join The USTA At Tennis Night In America To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Tennis Night in America, which will occur on March 4 at Madison Square Garden. Tennis Night in America will feature the BNP Paribas Showdown with Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro. The event coincides with the USTA's initiative designed to get kids active by launching more than a thousand Tennis Festivals across the US throughout March.

In honor of the occasion, Bob Harper, fitness expert and star of NBC's "The Biggest Loser " , Jeff Sutphen, host of Nickelodeon's "Figure it Out", Dave Haggerty, USTA Chairman, CEO and President, and Tennis Channel's Rennae Stubbs, will ring the Opening Bell. In addition, the USTA will set up a small tennis court with kids playing inside the NASDAQ MarketSite.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Monday, March 4, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET   

Contact: Eric Schuster (914) 696-7260 Schuster@usta.com

NASDAQ MarketSite: Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916 Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx .

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About USTA:

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States 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 770,000 members, it invests 100 percent of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series, linking nine summer 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 national charitable foundation, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and helps underserved youth and people with disabilities. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, "like" the official Facebook page, facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.

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