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Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in five sets Monday to win the 2012 U.S. Open. The victory gave Murray the first Grand Slam title of his career.
Murray jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, winning back-to-back close sets to start the match. He won the first set 7-6 including a 12-10 tiebreaker then again prevailed in a close second set winning 7-5. While it looked as if Murray might cruise to his first Grand Slam title, Djokovic wouldn't go away that easily.
Djokovic won the third set 6-2 then evened the match with a 6-3 win in the fourth set. Djokovic committed 19 unforced errors in both the first and second sets, but cut his unforced errors down to six and nine in the third and fourth sets.
The two went to the deciding fifth set and once again Murray jumped out quickly breaking Djokovic's serve twice en route to a 3-0 lead. Just like he did before, Djokovic mounted a comeback, winning the next two games to make it 3-2. However, it was not to be for Djokovic as Murray won the next two games to win the fifth set 6-2 and capture his first Grand Slam title.
The match was one of the longest finals in U.S. Open history, lasting just under five hours.
The U.S. Open men's singles final between No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray is set for Monday afternoon. Djokovic is looking for his sixth career Grand Slam title -- and his second of 2012 -- and Murray is trying to break his winless streak in Grand Slam finals. Murray most recently reached the finals at Wimbledon, where he lost to Roger Federer.
The is the fourth time Djokovic has reached the finals at the U.S. Open. Murray is making his second appearance in the Open finals.
Stay with this StoryStream for more U.S. Open coverage, and be sure to visit SB Nation's tennis hub for more news from Flushing Meadows. For more on the results of the tournament, visit Sports Illustrated's scoreboard.
Serena Williams claimed her fourth career U.S. Open women's championship on Sunday afternoon from Flushing Meadows, after edging top-ranked player Victoria Azarenka in a tight three-set match, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
Williams opened the first set strong with a 6-2 victory after tallying 16 winners compared to Azarenka's two, but struggled with unforced errors in a frustrating 6-2 second-set loss. And despite only being able to land 50 percent of her first serves in the third and final set, Williams outlasted Azarenka down the stretch with her powerful forehand.
With her strong showing on Sunday, the 30-year-old Williams now has 15 career singles Grand Slam titles alone and 30 overall. And with victories at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open on her 2012 resume, Williams should enter the 2013 campaign as the undeniable favorite in women's tennis.
The 2012 U.S. Open semifinal match between No. 4 David Ferrer and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will resume Sunday at 11 a.m. ET with Ferrer leading the first set, 5-2. That match can be seen on ESPN2.
The winner of that match will face Andy Murray in the final on Monday afternoon.
The women's final between No. 4 Serena Williams and No. 1 Victoria Azarenka will take place sometime after 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Williams has rolled through the tournament thus far winning every match in straight sets. Azarenka has faced slightly more resistance, barely outlasting defending champion Samantha Stosur in a third-set tie-breaker in the quarterfinals and coming back from losing the first set to defeat Maria Sharapova.
Day 13 of the U.S. Open didn't go quite as planned. The Women's Singles finals matchup between No. 4 Serena Williams and No. 1 Victoria Azarenka was postponed until Sunday. A Men's Semifinals matchup was also affected. No. 4 David Ferrer found himself up 5-2 in the first set on No. 2 Novak Djokovic when play was suspended until Sunday.
They did get through one matchup though: the semifinals matchup between No. 3 Andy Murray and No. 6 Tomas Berdych. Murray took the match in four sets 7-5, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (9-7). Berdych had a colossal 64 unforced errors in the matchup and really struggled through sets two and three, which was ultimately his undoing.
That's tough luck for Berdych, who bested the tournament's No. 1 seed Roger Federer in the quarterfinals. Either way, Murray will advance to his second U.S. Open final and his fifth Grand Slam final overall. He'll await Sunday morning's matchup between Djokovic and Ferrer to wrap up so he can face the winer.
The 2012 U.S. Open women's final will not be played on Saturday evening. According to the U.S. Open's official website, the match between fourth seeded Serena Williams and top seeded Victoria Azarenka will be delayed until Sunday due to the heavy rain and winds in the forecast. The starting time will be announced by 7 p.m. ET this evening. Azarenka has never before played in an Open final, while Williams will be trying to capture her fourth Open title.
Neither men's semifinal will be rescheduled, as No. 3 Andy Murray and No. 6 Tomas Berdych are currently underway with No. 4 David Ferrer still scheduled to face No. 2 Novak Djokovic after the first semi-final concludes. Murray currently leads 4-1 in the third set as the match is tied at a set apiece.
Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka will take on 4-seed Serena Williams in the championship match at 7 p.m. ET Saturday at the U.S. Open. CBS will be showing the final match.
Azarenka outlasted Maria Sharapova 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the championship. Williams breezed by Sara Errani 6-1, 6-2 earning her a spot in the title match.
Men's semifinal action at the U.S. Open gets underway at 11 a.m. ET Saturday with 6-seed Tomas Berdych taking on Olympic gold medal winner Andy Murray. This match has split coverage on CBS and CBS Sports Network.
Murray defeated the tournament's 12-seed, Martin Cilic, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-0 on Sept. 5 to advance to the semifinals. Berdych advanced by way of an upset win over top-seeded Roger Federer 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 that Wednesday.
After that match, it's 2-seed Novak Djokovic and 4-seed David Ferrer on CBS
Djokovic defeated Spain's Juan Martin Del Potro 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4, Thursday under the lights to advance to his 10th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal. That ties him with Roger Federer (2004-10) for the second-longest streak since 1925.
USOpen.org will have live streaming coverage of all matches.
Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka navigated through their U.S. Open women's singles semifinal matches on Friday and will face-off in the final on Saturday night.
No. 4 Williams breezed past Italian Sara Errani in just over an hour, winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Saturday night's final will be her sixth appearance in the U.S. Open women's final.
The first semifinal of the day, however, between No. 3 Maria Sharapova and top-ranked Victoria Azarenka, lasted a grueling two hours and 42 minutes -- the last set going an hour and fourteen minutes itself -- in the intense New York heat. Azarenka, after dropping the first set 6-3, rallied to capture the final two sets of the match, 6-2, 6-4, to move on to her first U.S. Open final.
The final will be televised on CBS on Saturday night beginning at 8 p.m. ET following the two men's singles semifinal matches.
Women's semifinals matchups featuring Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova headline Friday's U.S. Open tennis coverage.
Williams takes on Sara Errani at approximately 3:45 p.m. while Sharapova faces Victoria Azarenka at approximately 1:45 p.m.
Friday's matchups also include the men's doubles final. The team of Bob and Mike Bryan faces the team of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek at noon.
David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray are among the men who have already advanced to the semifinals on the men's side.
Television coverage is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on CBS. The Tennis Channel will have pre-match coverage from 6 to 11 a.m. and post-match coverage from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday. Saturday's coverage begins at noon on CBS and Sunday's coverage of the final day begins at 12:30 p.m. on CBS. See the full TV schedule here.
All times are ET.
Fourth-seeded David Ferrer advanced to his second U.S. Open semifinal on Thursday, beating Janko Tipsarevic in a fifth set tie-break. Scores in the sets were 6-3, 6-7, 2-6, 6-3 and 7-6.
Ferrer was able to keep his serve speed where it needed to be, averaging 113mph, good enough to gain 15 aces to Tipsarevic's 10. Tipsarevic got the edge in double-faults, managing to avoid picking up any while Ferrer collected six. Ferrer did manage to come out ahead on unforced errors, 44 to 58, as well as on total points won, 173 to 159.
Ferrer now moves on to face the winner of No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic vs. No. 7 seed Martin Del Potro, which was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Thursday's action at the U.S. Open focuses on two key men's quarterfinal matches. At 12:30 p.m. CT, No. 4 seed David Ferrer faces eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic. Ferrer has had relatively smooth sailing to the quarterfinal, losing only one set in four matches. This is already his best finish at the U.S. Open.
Tipsarevic is in his second-straight U.S. Open quarterfinal. After dropping the first two sets of his opening-round match against Guillaume Rufin, he's been on a tear, winning 12 straight sets and only needing one tiebreaker to do so.
In the evening's premiere match, No. 2 Novak Djokovic faces No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro. Djokovic, the defending champion, has yet to lose a set in four matches and blew out No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round, 6-4, 6-1, 3-1 (Ret.).
Del Potro ended Andy Roddick's run Wednesday, and the 2009 U.S. Open champ now faces Djokovic on barely more than 24 hours of rest. Before the match, U.S. tennis legends John McEnroe and Jim Courier will play an exhibition doubles match with movie stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James. The exhibition is scheduled for 6:00.
Television coverage of the U.S. Open begins at 11:00 on ESPN2, with evening coverage starting at 6:00.
In a match that was forced to restart after rain disrupted play on Tuesday evening, No. 20 Andy Roddick could not pull off a victory over No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro in a four-set loss in the round of 16 on Wednesday evening (6-7 (7-1), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4).
The 30-year-old Roddick, who announced before the Open that this year's event would mark his final tournament as a pro tennis player, dropped a pivotal second set tiebreaker that could have given him a two to love lead overall. Instead, a visibly worn down Roddick labored through a frustrating third-set loss to drop control of the match.
Even though he put forth a valiant effort down the stretch after losing serve in the final set, Roddick could not find a way to crack del Potro's rock-solid all-around game. As expected, the former No. 1 overall embraced his opportunity to address fans one final time after the loss. "For the first time in my career I don't know what to say," Roddick said.
"I loved every minute of it. It's been a road of ups and lots of downs and lots of great moments. I appreciate all you have done for me."
For his efforts del Potro will now move on to face No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals, as the 23-year-old Argentina native seeks to claim his second career major after reigning supreme at Flushing Meadows back in 2009.
Play will restart at the U.S. Open on Wednesday morning after heavy rains washed out in-progress matches in primetime last night. Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova are amongst those players whose matches have been pushed back to Wednesday morning or afternoon.
Roddick, the No. 20 seed who is looking to make one last push at a major championship, was up 1-to-0 in a first set tiebreak against seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro when the match was called. He'll take to Arthur Ashe Stadium to conclude the match sometime after 11:30 a.m. He'll be waiting on the conclusion of the match between Sharapova and Marion Bartoli, which begins at 10 a.m., and which was suspended with Sharapova down four games to none in the first set.
Djokovic will pick up his match on a side court at around the same time as Roddick. When Djokovic's match was halted, he was up two games to none over Stanislas Wawrinka in the first set.
Also in action on Wednesday afternoon and night are Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Roger Federer.
ESPN2 will have Open coverage from noon through 11 p.m. ET. The Tennis Channel will supplement that coverage from 10:30 a.m. through 7 p.m. ET.
For Wednesday's full schedule, click here.
Heavy rain slowed down play at the U.S. Open on Tuesday and eventually washed out the highlighted evening matches in Flushing Meadow, NY involving American Andy Roddick and women's third-seed Maria Sharapova.
Roddick was playing No. 7 Juan Del Potro to an even 6-6 score in the first set of their fourth-round match when rain suspended play and eventually ended the night with play scheduled to resume on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. as the second match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Sharipova will begin play on the main court as she tries to recover from an early 4-0 deficit to No. 11 Marion Bartoli when the two resume their suspended match on Wednesday morning.
No. 2 Novak Djokovic was up 2-0 in the first set of his fourth-round match against No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka before their match was halted. The two also resume play at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Top-ranked woman Victoria Azarenka of Belarus survived a tough quarterfinal match against 2011 U.S. Open champion and seventh-ranked Australian Samantha Stosur 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5).
Azarenka dominated the opening set, converting on all three of her break opportunities and not giving up a break point despite only landing 48% of her first serves in play. Stosur dug deep and made a comeback to win the second set and force an epic third set which lasted 69 minutes. The third set tiebreak looked like it would be all Azarenka as she got out to an early 4-0 lead before Stosur came storming back to set things even at 5-5 before Azarenka closed the door with two straight points to win the match.
Azarenka will advance to the semifinals where she will take on the winner of the match between No. 3 Maria Sharapova of Russia and 11th-ranked Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli.
Tuesday's complete schedule can be found at the U.S. Open website.
For more news and information on the 2012 U.S. Open be sure to check out SB Nation's tennis hub.
Fourth-round men's singles matches will continue at the 2012 U.S. Open on Tuesday, with several top names looking to keep playing — and one to keep his career alive.
On the men's side, No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic will take on No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka and No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro will take on No. 20 American Andy Roddick, who is retiring after the tournament.
On the women's side, No. 3 Maria Sharapova takes on No. 11 Marion Bartoli and No. 1 Victoria Azarenka will face No. 7 Samantha Stosur. Both are quarterfinal matches.
Action starts at 11:00 a.m. ET with television coverage beginning at that time on ESPN2 and the Tennis Channel. Live streaming is also available via the official website at U.S. Open Live.
For a complete list of draws, scheduling and score, visit the official website.
The 2012 U.S. Open continued Monday, and No. 4 seed Serena Williams was among the players who advanced to the fifth round.
Williams advanced with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Andrea Hlavackova. With the straight-set win, Williams has not dropped a set in any of her four U.S. Open matches. Williams has also not dropped a game in any of her last three sets. No. 2 seed Agnieszka Radwanska did not advance, losing 6-1, 6-4 to No. 20 seed Roberta Vinci. No. 6 Angelique Kerber also lost, falling to No. 10 seed Sara Errani.
On the men's side, No. 1 seed Roger Federer advanced when Edina native Mardy Fish pulled out due to health reasons. In addition to Federer, No. 6 seed Tomas Berdych and No. 12 seed Marin Cilic also advanced to the fifth round.
It was unfortunate to see Edina native Mardy Fish pull out of his fourth-round matchup against No. 1 seed Roger Federer. Fish had been playing well, so it was unclear at first what went wrong. According to the Pioneer Press, Fish actually had to pull out against Federer due to "health reasons."
There's no details on what specifically went wrong, but Fish, who was seeded No. 23 for the tournament, missed around two months this season due to an accelerated heartbeat, and he also had a medical procedure in May. Given the nature of that issue, it's likely that his condition could have been exacerbated by the fact that his third-round match against Gilles Simon went the full five sets, lasting for more than three hours.
That match didn't wrap up until after 1:00 a.m. eastern on on Sunday. Fish didn't appear at the post-match news conference. Fish's round two matchup also went a full five sets, and he was forced into two tiebreaks in his opening matchup, so it's been a long tournament for him through his first three matches. It's unfortunate to see him drop out, but Federer was on an absolute hot streak anyway and was heavily favored to win.
Tournament top seeds Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Andy Murray highlight Monday's action as the 2012 U.S. Open continues at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Federer will face off against American Mardy Fish at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Williams will also take the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium, competing against Andrea Hlavackova. Andy Murray plays the 15-seeded Milos Raonic.
Also in action is the second-ranked woman Agnieszka Radwanska, who will face the 20th-seeded Roberta Vinci, and 6th-seeded Angelique Kerber will face 10th-seeded Sara Errani.
Action begins at 11:00 a.m. EST with television coverage beginning at that time on CBS and CBS Sports Network. Live streaming is also available via the official website at U.S. Open Live.
For a complete list of draws, scheduling and score, visit the official website.
Continuing his final trek through the U.S. Open's field, American Andy Roddick used a four-set victory over Italy's Fabio Fognini on Sunday (7-5, 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-4) to advance to the fourth round in the men's singles draw.
Roddick was curiously bested by Fognini in winners hit overall, 56-39, but always managed to hang around with his big serve acting as the ultimate difference-maker. In addition to not double faulting a single time (Fognini had eight), the soon-to-be-retired Roddick stole 63 percent of his break points on the afternoon.
With things set to ratchet up a notch heading into week two, Roddick will now face No. 7 seed Juan Martin Del Potro in in what should be a thrilling head-to-head fourth-round battle. The 23-year-old Del Potro won the U.S. Open as a No. 6 seed back in 2009 for his only career Grand Slam title, and finally appears to be a formidable foe again after battling injuries as of late.
Be sure to visit Sports Illustrated's live scoreboard for full results.
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic advanced through the third round of the U.S. Open on Sunday afternoon, defeating No. 31 Julien Benneteau, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The victory rarely looked in doubt for Djokovic, who doubled his total of games lost in the Open during the win.
In the first two rounds of the tournament, Djokovic lost just seven games combined as he rarely looked uncomfortable. Benneteau, who has never advanced past the third round of the U.S. Open, occasionally challenged the world's second-ranked player, but the Frenchman was clearly out-played.
Djokovic's match was the big warm-up at Arthur Ashe Stadium before Sunday's marquee event, Andy Roddick's match against Fabio Fognini. Roddick has already announced that he'll retire after the tournament, so it could be the last chance for fans to watch the best American men's player in recent memory playing competitively.
Novak Djokovic, the defending U.S. Open champion and No. 2 seed on the men's side, and Andy Roddick, who announced that he'd retire after the 2012 U.S. Open, are among the notables in action Sunday.
Djokovic faces Julien Benneteau of France at 11 a.m. in a third round matchup. Roddick faces Italy's Fabio Fognini at approximately 1:30 p.m. in a third round match.
In women's action, No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova faces Nadia Petrova at 7 p.m. in a fourth round matchup. See the complete 2012 U.S. Open schedule for Sunday at the U.S. Open website.
Both the men's and women's top seeds advanced yesterday. Roger Federer beat Fernando Verdasco, setting up a fourth round matchup between Federer and Edina, Minn., native Mardy Fish. Serena Williams beat Ekaterina Makarova to advance.
TV coverage of today's matches is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on CBS and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on The Tennis Channel.
Edina-product Mardy Fish will be in third-round action Saturday at the U.S. Open. The No. 23 seed is set to meet No. 16 Gilles Simon of France.
Fish took a five-set victory over unseeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko in the second round, 4-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-1, 6-2, to advance.
Men's top-seed Roger Federer is also in action, taking on No. 25 Fernando Verdasco of Spain at 10 a.m. ET at the tournament's center stage.
Other notable third-round matches include American Sloane Stephens facing No. 12-ranked and former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic at 7 p.m., and No. 4-seed Serena Williams taking on unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova after 1 p.m.
Arthur Ashe Stadium, 10 a.m CT.:
Jelena Jankovic (SRB)  vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 
Louis Armstrong Stadium, 10 a.m. CT:
Andy Murray (GBR)  vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 
Sam Querrey (USA)  vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)  vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 
Angelique Kerber (GER)  vs. Olga Govortsova (BLR)
CBS Sports Network along with CBS Sports will be broadcasting all of the action from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. The evening matches can be seen on the Tennis Channel from 6-10 p.m. CT.
For more on the 2012 U.S. Open and other tennis news, notes, and analysis, head on over to SB Nation's Tennis hub.
On Day 5 at the U.S. Open, the tournament continued without many surprises as the top-seeded players continued to cruise through the early rounds of the draw. Among those top-seeded players was Novak Djokovic, the No. 2 seed in men's singles, who lost just five combined games to Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil in a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 second-round victory.
In fact, the sole upset in singles play of the day was the third-round defeat of No. 9-seeded Li Na by unseeded Laura Robson of Great Britain. Despite losing a second-set tiebreaker that forced a third set, Robson kept her foot to the floor and finished with a strong 6-2 victory in the third set to preserve the victory.
In progress still is a doubles match that features Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland and Kristina Mladenovic of France trying to take down the dynamic sister duo of Serena and Venus Williams. Still in the first set, both sides have managed to hold serve through the first seven games.
Friday's 2012 U.S. Open matchups include Andy Roddick, who announced on Thursday that he will retire after the 2012 U.S. Open, vs. Bernard Tomic in men's second round action at 7 p.m.
Men's favorite Novak Djokovic is also in second round action vs. Sergio Dutra Silva at approximately 1 p.m. and Venus Williams and Serena Williams vs. Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Kristina Mladenovic in second round doubles action at approximately 3:30 p.m
Maria Sharapova faces Mallory Burdette in women's third round play at approximately 1 p.m. See the full Friday schedule at the U.S. Open website.
Television coverage of Friday's action runs from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Tennis Channel and from 1-11 p.m. on ESPN2.
Mardy Fish, the No. 23 seed on the men's side at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, faces Russia's Nikolay Davidenko in a singles match Thursday afternoon at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Fish, a 30-year-old native of Edina, Minn., began his match around noon CT. It's a second-round match; if Fish wins, he moves on to face the winner of the Jimmy Wang-Gilles Simon match. Simon, of France, is the 16th seed in the tournament.
Fish, unfortunately, is in the same bracket at top seed Roger Federer, though he'd have to win Thursday and in his next match to potentially face Federer.
Fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France is also playing his second-round match at Louis Armstrong Stadium, against unseeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia.
On the women's side, three seeded women's singles players advanced to the third round, including No. 12 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. She defeated Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden 6-2, 6-2.
Roger Federer, Venus and Serena Williams, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are all featured in Thursday night action at the U.S. Open. In the main event from the men's draw, five-time champion and top seed Roger Federer returns to action at 7:00 PM EST against German Bjorn Phau. Federer recorded a straight-set defeat over Donald Young in his opening match, and is heavily favored over the unranked Phau. Elsewhere, fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the early afternoon. Tsonga made it to the U.S. Open quarterfinals last year, where he was quickly dispatched by Federer. Other players of note in action Thursday include Edina native and No. 23 Mardy Fish (1:00), No. 11 Nicolas Almagro (11:00), No. 12 Marin CIlic (approx. 1:00), and unranked American James Blake (5:00).
On the women's side, Serena Williams faces the dangerous Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in a second-round match at approximately 3:00 ET. Pursuing her fourth U.S. Open championship, Serena easily took care of Coco Vandeweghe in the first round. Her sister, Venus, will also be in action Thursday, facing No. 6 Angelique Kerber in one of the more intriguing matches of the day. Williams had little trouble in her first round match, but will be facing 2011 semifinalist Kerber in a match immediately following Federer-Phau. Second-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska plays Carla Suarez Navarro in an early afternoon match, as is No. 10 Sara Errani.
The full schedule is available on the U.S. Open official website. Television coverage begins on Tennis Channel at 10:30 ET, switching to ESPN2 at 1:00.
For more U.S. Open updates and all your tennis news, head on over to SB Nation's dedicated Tennis Hub.
Women's top-seed Victoria Azarenka advanced to the third round of the 2012 U.S. Open Wednesday, as she easily defeated Kirsten Flipkens, 6-2, 6-2, in the second round in Flushing Meadows, NY. Azarenka will play Jie Zheng in the third round.
So far, Azarenka and Zheng, who defeated Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-3, 6-1, are one of four ladies to move onto the third round on Day 3 of the single-elimination tournament.
The other women's competitors to advance are: America's Mallory Burdette, who knocked off Lucie Hradecka, 6-2, 6-4, and Nadia Petrova, who beat fellow Russian Simona Halep, 6-3, 6-1.
Later in the day, Kim Clijsters will take on Laura Robson at Arther Ashe Stadium. That match will begin around 5 p.m. ET.
At 7 p.m. ET, Maria Sharapova will face off against Lourdes Dominguez Lino in a second-round match.
On the men's side, Igor Sijsling defeated Daniel Gimeno-Traver, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4, in a first-round contest.
Meanwhile, the primetime match-up is between Andy Murray and Ivan Dodig.
Wednesday at the U.S. Open brings an end to the tournament's first round for the men and the beginning of the second round for both the men and the women.
The day session, starting at 11 a.m. ET, will be the conclusion of the men's opening round and the beginning of the second round for women. The night session that begins at 7 p.m. will then have second-round action for both men and women.
As the tournament moves into its second round, a number of high seeds are in action.
The morning starts with No.1 seed Victoria Azarenka in Arthur Ashe Stadium taking on Kirsten Flipkens at 11 a.m. Following that match, no earlier than 1 p.m., ninth-seeded American John Isner plays his opening match against Xavier Malisse.
No. 4-ranked David Ferrer starts the morning in Louis Armstrong Stadium against Kevin Anderson at 11 a.m. ET. Also in Louis Armstrong Stadium, starting no earlier than 3:30 p.m. ET, seventh-seeded defending champion Samantha Stosur squares off against Edina Gallovits-Hall
The night matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium feature both of the No. 3 seeds in their second-round matches. First, at 7 p.m. ET, Maria Sharapova takes on Lourdes Dominguez Lino. Following that match, Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray goes up against Ivan Dodig.
Edina native Mardy Fish has the day off from competition after winning his opening-round match on Monday.
For the day's complete schedule click here.
Sports Illustrated has a live scoreboard that is constantly updated throughout the day.
Wednesday's matches can be seen either on TV or via live streaming. The Tennis Channel will broadcast matches from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, while ESPN2 will broadcast from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m ET.
ESPN's coverage also will be available on WatchESPN.com. The Tennis Channel also has pre- and post-match coverage from 6-11 a.m. and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Live streaming is available online at the U.S. Open official site. There will be online streams available for six different courts, allowing users to catch all of the action.
Tuesday marked the second day of tennis at the U.S. Open with a number of big names playing their opening matches at Flushing Meadows.
No. 4 seed Serena Williams is on the court right now inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium, looking to continue her fine form as she begins her U.S. Open against Coco Vandeweghe. Williams took the first set 6-1.
Novak Djokovic made easy work of first-round opponent Paolo Lorenzi Tuesday night. Djokovic, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, only lost two games in the match, defeating Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1.
In women's evening action, eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki was upset tonight in straight-sets by Irina-Camelia Begu, losing both sets 6-2.
Early women's action included Venus Williams taking down fellow American and Rochester, Minn. native Bethanie Mattek-Sands, beating her 6-3, 6-1. Second-seeded woman Agnieszka Radwanska took care of her first match easily, winning 6-1, 6-1 over Nina Bratchikova.
American Andy Roddick won his first-round match earlier in the day, claiming a straight-set victory in over fellow American Rhyne Williams by scores of 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga opened his tournament with a 6-3, 6-1, 7-6(3) win over Karol Beck.
The action can be seen on ESPN2 until 11 p.m. ET as well as streamed live online at the U.S. Open official site. There will be online streams available for six different courts, allowing users to catch all of the action.
A complete, live scoreboard can be found at Sports Illustrated.
The 2012 U.S. Open continues on Tuesday from New York with another day full of first-round matches.
The day is full of high-profile names.
Andy Roddick will face Rhyne Williams at 11 a.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium, while Novak Djokovic will take on Paolo Lorenzi at 7 p.m. in the same arena.
On the women's side, Caroline Wozniacki will face Irina-Camelia Begu at 11 a.m., while Serena Williams will take on Coco Vandeweghe at 7 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Tuesday's TV schedule will be the same as Monday when it comes to matches. The Tennis Channel will broadcast matches from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., while ESPN2 will broadcast from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. ESPN's coverage also will be available on WatchESPN.com. The Tennis Channel also has pre- and post-match coverage from 6-11 a.m. and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day.
Samantha Stosur began her U.S. Open title defense Monday in dominating fashion by defeating her first round opponent Petra Martic in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-1.
Stosur's match is one of only four matches completed so far. Lucie Hradecka, Casey Dellacqua and Anna Tatishvili have also advanced into the second round, all winning in straight sets.
On the men's side, Olympic gold medalist and tournament third seed Andy Murray is currently in action, leading Alex Bogomolov Jr. 3-2 in the first set. American James Blake is also underway, currently leading Lukas Lacko two sets to none midway through the third set.
Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer begin their tournament's later on. Sharapova, the women's third seed, will face Melinda Czink, while the top seeded Federer will square off against the American Donald Young.
Minnesota native Mardy Fish will begin his tournament tonight against Go Soeda of Japan. Fish is the No. 23 ranking on the men's side.
The first round of the 2012 U.S. Open gets under way Monday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, and the official U.S. Open website is allowing tennis fans everywhere to watch more than 200 matches live on their computers.
"U.S. Open Live", the home page for the tournament's live coverage, offers six different live streams. Each steam covers one of the six courts used throughout the U.S. Open. The streams will go live when the tournament kicks off tomorrow at 11:00 am EST.
If you choose to experience the U.S. Open the old fashioned way--through your television set--live TV coverage will begin at 11:00 am EST on the Tennis Channel and at 1:00 pm EST on ESPN 2. Those two networks will cover all the action through the first two rounds. CBS will begin covering the tournament in the third round.
Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams favorites in 2012 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, which starts Monday in New York.
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