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ESPN Tennis: US Open Series Begins Monday on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Streaming Live on the ESPN App

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  • Road to US Open: 70 Hours on ESPN2, Eight Championships – Four ATP, Four WTA

Tennis’ US Open Series – seven hard-court events (three ATP, three WTA, one combined) across North America in five weeks – begins Monday, July 24, with the ATP BB&T Atlanta Open. ESPN2 will provide 70 hours of coverage over the seven events, with extensive coverage on ESPN3 and streaming live on the ESPN App.

The ESPN Tennis Team will cover the US Open Series, including former players Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Jason Goodall, Brad Gilbert, Patrick McEnroe, Rennae Stubbs and Jimmy Arias, plus Hall of Famers Chrissie Evert and Pam Shriver and commentators Chris Fowler and Sam Gore.

WEEK ONE
ATP BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta

  • ESPN3 with 40 hours, ESPN2 with four including the championship Sunday, July 30, at 5 p.m. ET
    *All ESPN2 matches will also air on ESPN3 and stream live on the ESPN App
  • Preview: At this ATP 250 event, American John Isner will be looking for his fourth BB&T Atlanta Open singles title, joined by No. 1-ranked American Jack Sock, World Top-20 player and defending champion Nick Kyrgios and World No. 1 American doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan.
    *Player participation subject to change
Date Time (ET) Round Network
Mon, Jul 24 2-10 p.m. First Round ESPN3
Tue, Jul 25 12-8 p.m. First Round ESPN3
Wed, Jul 26 12-8 p.m. First/Second Round ESPN3
Thu, Jul 27 4-10 p.m. Second Round ESPN3
Fri, Jul 28 12-6 p.m. Quarterfinals #1, #2 and #3 ESPN3
8-10 p.m. Quarterfinal #4 ESPN3
Sat, Jul 29 3-5 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2
7-9 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN3
Sun, Jul 30 5-7 p.m. Championship ESPN2

 

WEEK TWO
WTA Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, Calif.

  • ESPN3 with 48 hours, ESPN2 with six including the championship Sunday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m.
  • Preview: Two top-ranked women’s tennis players are making their US professional tennis returns at this WTA Premier event: five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova (who has been granted a main draw wild card) and two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka (also granted a wild card). Recent Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza will also join the field along with Americans Madison Keys, CiCi Bellis and CoCo Vandeweghe.
Date Time (ET) Round Network
Mon, Jul 31 2 p.m.-2 a.m. First Round ESPN3
Tue, Aug 1 2 p.m.-2 a.m. First Round ESPN3
Wed, Aug 2 2-8 p.m. Second Round ESPN3
10 p.m.-12 a.m. Second Round ESPN3
Thu, Aug 3 2-8 p.m. Second Round ESPN3
10 p.m.-12 a.m. Second Round ESPN3
Fri, Aug 4 3-7 p.m. Quarterfinals #1 and #2 ESPN3
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Quarterfinals #3 and #4 ESPN3
Sat, Aug 5 5-7 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2
10 p.m.-12 a.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sun, Aug 6 5-7 p.m. Championship ESPN2

 

WEEK THREE
ATP / WTA Rogers Cup, Toronto (men), Montreal (women)

  • ESPN2 with 22 hours including the championships Sunday, Aug. 13, at 1:30 p.m. (WTA) and 4 p.m. (ATP)
  • ATP Preview: Toronto is a Masters 1000 event on the ATP World Tour, with all of the Top 40-ranked men’s players present including Australian Open and eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, 10-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, current World No. 1 Andy Murray, defending Rogers Cup champion Novak Djokovic, past winner Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2014) and No.1-ranked American Sock.
  • WTA Preview: In Montreal, the women’s field features 30 of the Top 35-ranked players and nine of the Top-10, including defending champion Simona Halep, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, Wimbledon champion Muguruza, American superstar Venus Williams and former Rogers Cup champions Caroline Wozniacki (2010) and Petra Kvitova (2012). Genie Bouchard and Sharapova will also join the field as wild card recipients.
Date Time (ET) Round Network
Thu, Aug 10 12:30-4:30 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Round of 16 ESPN2
Fri, Aug 11 12:30-4:30 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals ESPN2
6:30-8:30 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals ESPN2
Sat, Aug 12 1-3 p.m. Women’s Semifinal #1 ESPN2
3-5 p.m. Men’s Semifinal #1 ESPN2
6-8 p.m. Women’s Semifinal #2 ESPN2
8-10 p.m. Men’s Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sun, Aug 13 1:30-3:30 p.m. Women’s Championship ESPN2
4-6 p.m. Men’s Championship ESPN2

 

WEEK FOUR
ATP / WTA Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati

  • ESPN3 with two hours, ESPN2 with 28 including all four semifinals, plus the championships Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. (WTA) and 4 p.m. (ATP).
  • ATP Preview: Cincinnati is a Masters 1000 event on the ATP World Tour meaning all Top-44 men are required to play. Seven-time champion Federer headlines along with two-time titlist Murray, 2013 winner Nadal and defending champion Marin Cilic. Current World No.1 Murray, and five-time finalist Djokovic also top the field.
  • WTA Preview: For the women, this is a Premier 5 WTA event. Defending champion and current World No.1 Karolina Pliskova headlines the field along with three other players who have been ranked No.1: Kerber, Wozniacki and Williams. Recent Wimbledon champion Muguruza, French Open champion Ostapenko and Americans Keys, Vandeweghe, Lauren Davis and Bellis also join the field.
Date Time (ET) Round Network
Thu, Aug 17 1-5 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Round of 16 ESPN2
7-9 p.m. Men’s Round of 16 ESPN3
9-11 p.m. Women’s Round of 16 ESPN2
11 p.m.-1 a.m. Men’s Round of 16 (from 7 p.m.) ESPN2
Fri, Aug 18 1-5 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals ESPN2
7-11 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinals ESPN2
Sat, Aug 19 12-6 p.m. Women’s Semifinals & Men’s Semifinal #1 ESPN2
  7-9 p.m. Men’s Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sun, Aug 20 2-4 p.m. Women’s Championship ESPN2
4-6 p.m. Men’s Championship ESPN2

 

WEEK FIVE
WTA Connecticut Open, New Haven, Conn.

  • ESPN3 with 46 hours, ESPN2 with six, including both semifinals, plus the championship Saturday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m.
  • Preview: Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska, two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova and World Top-20 player Dominika Cibulkova top the field along with wild cards Bouchard and American Stephens.
Date Time (ET) Round Network
Sun, Aug 20 1-9 p.m. First Round ESPN3
Mon, Aug 21 12-6 p.m. First Round ESPN3
7-11 p.m. First Round ESPN3
Tue, Aug 22 12-6 p.m. First & Second Rounds ESPN3
7-11 p.m. Second Round ESPN3
Wed, Aug 23 12-6 p.m. Second Round ESPN3
7-11 p.m. Second Round ESPN3
Thu, Aug 24 1-9 p.m. Quarterfinals ESPN3
Fri, Aug 25 3-5 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2
  7-9 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sat, Aug 26 3-5 p.m. Championship ESPN2

 

ATP Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • ESPN3 with 28 hours, ESPN2 with four, including the championship Saturday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m.
  • Preview: The field is topped by Americans Isner, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson, Ryan Harrison and Donald Young. Current World Top-20 players Pablo Carreno Busta and Roberto Bautista Agut also join the field.
Date Time (ET) Round Network
Mon, Aug 21 3-9 p.m. First Round ESPN3
Tue, Aug 22 3-9 p.m. Second Round ESPN3
Wed, Aug 23 3-9 p.m. Third Round ESPN3
Thu, Aug 24 3-11 p.m. Quarterfinals ESPN3
Fri, Aug 25 7-9 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN3
9-11 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
Sat, Aug 26 5-7 p.m. Championship ESPN2

 

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