The 2015 US Open tournament is set to begin on August 31 with First Round matches and TV coverage will be on the ESPN family of networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and WatchESPN online as the final tennis major of the year gets underway with Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray getting in action.
Williams comes in looking to make history and the actual tournament will start on Sunday with Arthur Ashe Kids Day, but the matches will begin on Monday morning on August 31. The Tennis Channel will have coverage for "Breakfast at the Open" and on "US Open Tonight" after the live coverage from ESPN. The first round will be on ESPN3 all day and coverage on TV will be on ESPN starting at 1 pm ET and will later pick up in primetime on ESPN2 starting at 6 pm ET.
Tuesday coverage continues the first round on ESPN at 1 pm ET and the primetime coverage picks up at 7 pm ET and will stay with the channel. Wednesday and Thursday has coverage split between ESPN and ESPN2 for the second round, while the third round comes on Friday and will start up at 1 pm ET on ESPN for the TV coverage. ESPN will have live coverage of the entire event from start to finish for the first time and they have gone all out with over 1,000 people working the event.
Saturday has more coverage for the third round and that is on ESPN2 starting at 11 am ET ad primetime coverage starts at 7 pm ET. The Round of 16 starts on Sunday September 6 and coverage continues on Monday. The quarterfinals will be Tuesday, September 8 and on Wednesday, while the women's singles semis is on Thursday. The men's singles semis is on Friday at 3 pm ET and the finals will be on Saturday and Sunday for the women and men respectively.
Serena Williams and Roger Federer won in Cincinnati ahead of the US Open and both players are looking to win another slam in a row. Williams has won the last four and is going for the calendar slam, while Federer won Wimbledon over Novak Djokovic and also beat him in Cincy. Federer won 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 in the finals against Djokovic on Sunday in Cincinnati and that came after Federer won over Andy Murray in the semis.