The US Open tennis 2010 schedule is now underway. There is uncertainty around the US Open tennis 2010 schedule, since the field is a bit wide open. Rafael Nadal has been dominant in the last two majors, yet this is the only one in which he has slipped up. Meanwhile, Serena Williams is not here, leaving Venus Williams and the rest of the women’s field with an opportunity. Yet whatever happens on the US Open tennis 2010 schedule in the next two weeks, the Tennis Channel, ESPN 2 and CBS will be there to broadcast it.
At 11 a.m., the Tennis Channel began coverage of the first round, as they will show the action from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this week. Yet ESPN 2 will have the headline matches, as their coverage lasts from 1 to 7 p.m. est, and then airs primetime matches from 7 to 11 p.m..
Once the US Open tennis 2010 schedule enters the first weekend, CBS will begin to play a part. Their coverage begins from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with the Tennis Channel taking over on both nights. For Labor Day, CBS will air the action from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. again, with ESPN 2 covering things at night.
The Tennis Channel and ESPN 2 will split coverage again afterward, until CBS takes over the US Open tennis 2010 schedule for the last weekend. The women’s semifinals will take place on Friday, Sept. 10, with the final on the next night, after the men’s semifinals. On Sept. 12, the tournament will end with the men’s championship, starting at 4 p.m. after the first batch of NFL games.
However, that part of the US Open tennis 2010 schedule is a long way off. For today, the Tennis Channel and ESPN 2 show several of the contenders just getting started. On the women’s side, Kim Clijsters, Venus Williams and Samatha Stosur are among those in action on opening day, while Roger Federer, Robin Soderling and Andy Roddick begin play for the men.
Tomorrow, top seeds Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki will get started, under a lot of scrutiny. Wozniacki is a top seed almost by default, after Serena Williams had to drop out. Yet a few recent tournament wins may give her the confidence to break through at a major. Meanwhile, Nadal is trying to complete a career Grand Slam at the only major he hasn’t won thus far.
There are sure to be twists and turns throughout the US Open tennis 2010 schedule, as a lot of big questions will be answered. But first, the contenders must get through the opening rounds, which are now underway on the Tennis Channel, and will soon be seen on ESPN 2.
US Open- “TV Schedule”
Yahoo Sports- “Matches: Aug 30, 2010”