The 2015 US Open kicks off tomorrow and while the men’s side has lots to watch, all eyes will be on the women as Serena Williams attempts to complete the Grand Slam for the 1st time in her stellar tennis career.
The Open is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Queens, NY) and runs for 2 weeks, from Monday, August 31st until Sunday, September 13th.
For those who plan to watch here is a complete viewing guide with dates, times, free live streaming options and tournament predictions.
TV Schedule & Free Live Streaming options:
Here is the complete TV schedule (all times are Eastern):
|Aug. 31||1-6 p.m.||First Round||ESPN|
|6-11 p.m.||First Round||ESPN2|
|Sept. 1||1-11 p.m.||First Round||ESPN|
|Sept. 2||1-6 p.m.||Second Round||ESPN|
|6-11 p.m.||Second Round||ESPN2|
|Sept. 3||1-5 p.m.||Second Round||ESPN|
|5-11 p.m.||Second Round||ESPN2|
|Sept. 4||1-6 p.m.||Third Round||ESPN|
|6-11 p.m.||Third Round||ESPN2|
|Sept. 5||11 a.m. – 11 p.m.||Third Round||ESPN2|
|Sept. 6||11 a.m. – 11 p.m.||Round of 16||ESPN2|
|Sept. 7||11 a.m. – 11 p.m.||Round of 16||ESPN2|
|Sept. 8||12-11 p.m.||Quarterfinals||ESPN|
|Sept. 9||11 a.m. – 6 p.m.||Quarterfinals||ESPN|
|Sept. 10||7-11 p.m.||Women’s Semifinals||ESPN|
|Sept. 11||3-11 p.m.||Men’s Semifinals||ESPN|
|Sept. 12||3-6 p.m.||Women’s Finals||ESPN|
|Sept. 13||4-7 p.m.||Men’s Finals||ESPN|
Depending on where you sit tickets can range from $125 each to upwards of $700.
After Marin Cilic’s win last year the men’s side feels more open than it has in recent years.
Watch out for Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov as possible threats to upset the favorites,
That being said, Federer, Djokivic and Murray are all still heavily favored to win, with Djokivic expected to take it all.
For the women it is all about Serena Williams, who at 33 years of age is poised to win her 1st Grand Slam.
Serena has won all 3 major events this year, and has won the Open for 3 years running, so this is her tournament to lose.
She is also the #1 seed once again and has only lost 1 set in each of the past 3 years when ranked #.
She will have some competition from Belinda Bencic and Sloane Stephens; Maria Sharapova has dropped out with a lingering leg injury.
Bencic is one of 2 women this year to defeat a #1 seed in tournament play and Stephens, though inconsistent, beat William at the 2013 Australian Open to get to the semi-finals.
If Williams can keep her nerves in check, this tournament should be hers- but anything can happen so tune in to see how it all turns out.
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