Australian Open - How to Watch the Second Round | Channel, Stream, Time
The second round of the 2022 Australian Open begins on Tuesday night (for us in the Western Hemisphere), and there are certainly some exciting matchups over the next two days, especially following an opening round that saw its share of upsets. Watch the Australian Open on FuboTV (Free trial) and ESPN+On the women’s side, former Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber, who came ranked 16th in the world, fell in straight sets to Kaia Kanepi, while U.S. Open runner up Leylah Annie Fernandez was stunned in two sets to Maddison Inglis. Canadians Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapalov did not look invincible in their first matches of the tournament, including Auger-Aliassime taken to five sets by Finland Emil Ruusuvuori. Hard-serving Matteo Berretini was also taken to four sets in his opening round match. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19NOTABLE DRAWS(2) Daniil Medvedev vs. Nick Kyrgios(9) Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina(5) Maria Sakkari vs. Qinwen Zheng(12) Elena Rybakina vs. Zhang ShuaiTHURSDAY, JANUARY 20NOTABLE DRAWSFind the full Australian Open draws and results heremlive.com
Fernandez, 18, beats Kerber at US Open to follow Osaka upset
Raising her right fist overhead to celebrate shot after shot, 18-year-old Leylah Fernandez demonstrated that her upset of defending champion Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open was certainly no fluke by beating another past title winner at Flushing Meadows. With grit and guile, and a veteran's poise in the face of a big deficit against a much more accomplished opponent, the unseeded Fernandez grabbed the last five games to beat 2016 champion Angelique Kerber 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the fourth round Sunday in Louis Armstrong Stadium. “At the end it, was just two, three points which decide the match,” the 16th-seeded Kerber said.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Tiafoe beats No. 5-seed Rublev in late Open
American tennis player Frances Tiafoe had a small, late-night crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium going wild on every point in an upset win that pushed the record for the latest finish in tournament history. Tiafoe outlasted fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-1 and reached the fourth round for the second straight year. There were three U.S. Open finishes at 2:26 a.m., in 1993, 2012 and 2014.news.yahoo.com
How to Watch the Wimbledon Ladies’ Final: Barty vs. Pliskova | Channel, Stream, Time
On Centre Court at Wimbledon Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova each look to win their first ever title at the All England Club. Unlike her opponent, Barty has actually won a major tournament before. This is by far her best performance at Wimbledon, as the top-seed this year, Barty bested her fourth round finish two years ago. The two are familiar with each other, as Barty has won five of the seven all-time meetings, including winning a three-set battle at the Stuttgart Open last month. WIMBLEDON LADIES’ SINGLES FINALmlive.com
How to Watch the Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Semifinals | Channel, Stream, Time
Only four of the best tennis players remain in London, with a chance for a couple to make their first trips to the championship match at Wimbledon. The top-seed is continuing to stay on track as she heads to her third Grand Slam semifinal, and her first of the year. Angelique Kerber took hom the crown back in 2018, but has not been to a Grand Slam Final since. Karolina Pliskova is having her best Wimbledon performance of her career, and is competing in her first Grand Slam semifinal since Australia in 2019. WIMBLEDON LADIES’ SINGLES SEMIFINALSWhen: Thursday, July 8Time: 8:00 a.m.Where: All English Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (London, England)Channel: ESPNStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial)WOMEN’S DRAW (All times ET)mlive.com
How to Watch the Wimbledon Ladies’ Quarterfinals | Channel, Stream, Time
Only eight remain in the ladies’s singles draw at Wimbledon, just hours removed from their Round of 16 contests. After dropping a set in her first match against Carla Suarez Navarro, Barty has not lost a set heading into Tuesday. Watch the Wimbledon Championships on FuboTV (7-day free trial)The first quarterfinal of the day will feature Czech Republic native Karolina Pliskova taking on Viktorija Golubic. Karolina Muchova will meet former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber. WIMBLEDON LADIES’ SINGLES QUARTERFINALSWhen: Tuesday, July 6Time: 8:00 a.m.Where: All English Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (London, England)Channel: ESPN (Main Court), ESPN2 (Seconday Court)Stream: FuboTV (7-day free trial)WOMEN’S DRAWmlive.com
Feeling pressure: 2020 champ Kenin loses at Australian Open
United States' Sofia Kenin leaves the court following her second round loss to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi during at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)MELBOURNE – Sofia Kenin knew this would be a tough test at the Australian Open, a potentially early end to her first attempt to defend a Grand Slam title. Upon realizing she probably would be playing big-hitting veteran Kaia Kanepi in the second round, Kenin acknowledged, she “maybe kind of broke down a little bit.”Kenin was right to be worried. Kenin walked off the court crying after a 6-2, 6-2 loss last week in a tuneup event at the site of the Australian Open and explained afterward that her left leg was sore. 21 Alex de Minaur and Mackenzie McDonald, who beat 22nd-seeded Borna Coric 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, and 39-year-old Feliciano Lopez.
Australian Open's hard quarantine 'took a toll' on players
When Tennys Sandgren resumed practicing after his can’t-go-anywhere hard quarantine ended, the American said Tuesday, his hands developed blisters from holding a racket. And, like Azarenka, both Sandgren and Pospisil lost their opening matches. “I wouldn’t say the whole tournament is a joke, but for some players, it’s not feasible. “I needed fresh air or maybe a bigger room or better conditions to play against the best players,” she said. Players in the “regular” quarantine were allowed to leave their rooms for five hours per day during the first two weeks after getting to Australia.
The Latest: Shapovalov edges teenage Sinner in 1st round
The 10th-seeded Frenchman is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist, but he can't seem to win anywhere at the moment. ___4:55 p.m.U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem has moved into the second round at the Australian Open, where he was the runner-up to Novak Djokovic a year ago. Thiem had been 0-3 in Grand Slam finals until emerging for the championship at Flushing Meadows in September. The first tournament of this year’s Grand Slam season began after a three-week delay because of the coronavirus pandemic. Serena Williams begins her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam singles title in the following match against Laura Siegemund.
Serena Williams, Osaka drawn in same half at Australian Open
United States' Serena Williams makes a forehand return to compatriot Danielle Collins during a tuneup event ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. 3 Naomi Osaka, the U.S. Open champion. Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, Johanna Konta and Elina Svitolina are also in Kenin's quarter. Williams already has won seven Australian Open titles and her 23 major titles is a record in the Open era. In the top half, Djokovic’s bid for a third consecutive Australian title — and ninth overall — could get tricky.
Lockdown: Tennis players getting on with life in Australia
Italian tennis player Simone Bolelli, left, and Argentina's Maximo Gonzalez are escorted to their training session in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (Luis Ascui/AAP Image via AP)With no way out, tennis players in lockdown are figuring out ways to keep themselves fit within the confines of their Melbourne hotel rooms as they prepare for the Australian Open. Angelique Kerber, who won the Australian Open in 2016, spent her birthday in quarantine on Monday. But local government, tennis and health authorities have said all players were warned of the risks well in advance. “We’ve got to do whatever we can to make it as fair as possible for those players that are in lockdown.”___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
The Latest: Jennifer Brady reaches 1st US Open quarterfinal
Jennifer Brady, of the United States, serves to Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):12:45 p.m.Jennifer Brady has extended her dominant showing at the U.S. Open and reached the quarterfinals for the first time. The hard-hitting, 25-year-old Brady knocked off Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 in the opening match Sunday. Brady, who is one of four American women still alive in singles, will face either Petra Martic or Yulia Putintseva in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal match. The day begins with Angelique Kerber a three-time Grand Slam champion who won at Flushing Meadows in 2016 trying to extend her strong run through the bracket, facing 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady.
Osaka tosses racket, overcomes test from teenager at US Open
Naomi Osaka, of Japan, serves to Marta Kostyuk, of the Ukraine, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in New York. Another past U.S. Open champion moving into the fourth round Friday was 2016 titlist Angelique Kerber, who defeated 20-year-old American Ann Li 6-3, 6-4. Kerbers next opponent is another American, 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady, a 6-3, 6-3 winner against Caroline Garcia. The key moment: Kostyuk held five break points that could have given her a 3-1 lead in the final set. Each time on court during the tournament, Osaka is wearing a different mask in memory of a victim of racial injustice.
The Latest: Americans Li, Rogers pull off upsets at US Open
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):6:40 p.m.Unseeded Americans Ann Li and Shelby Rogers have pulled off upset victories in the second round of the U.S. Open. ___6:05 p.m.Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova has been upset in the second round of the U.S. Open by Caroline Garcia of France. It was the first time since 2008 that the top-seeded woman lost in the second round at the Open. Pliskova was a finalist at the Open in 2016 for the best Grand Slam result of her career. Seeking his fourth U.S. Open title, Djokovic lost a physical first set that took more than an hour.
'Didn't play good': No. 1 Pliskova won't dissect Open loss
I didnt play good, Pliksova said, so thats it.When another member of the media said this back-and-forth must be boring to Pliskova, she said, Yeah, a little bit. Three Americans turned in upsets of seeded women. Other seeded women who were eliminated: No. Pliskova had chances to take the second set against Garcia, who had been 0-8 against top-five opponents at Grand Slam tournaments. On the second, Garcia smacked a quick-strike forehand to a corner and Pliskova's running reply found the net.
Talk of 'fake bubble,' 'bubble in bubble' on US Open's Day 1
A member of the USTA crew watches a match during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. But Monday was significant for introducing terms to the tennis lexicon such as bubble in the bubble and fake bubble." Mladenovic and Mannarino spoke about the situation after wins Monday, saying they were part of a group that played cards with Paire. Baptiste said she was unaware that her opponent was one of the players who had been in contact with Paire. Mannarino said he's been forced to take the stairs to his seventh-floor hotel room to avoid contact with other players.
The Latest: 2018 champ Osaka edges Doi in 3 sets at US Open
___11:25 p.m.Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is headed to a third set against Misaki Doi in the first round of the U.S. Open. ___9:55 p.m.Naomi Osaka wore a black mask with the name of Breonna Taylor emblazoned across the front before the start of her U.S. Open match. ___9:30 p.m.Top-seeded Novak Djokovic breezed past Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 at the U.S. Open. ___12:50 p.m.Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber is sticking around longer at Flushing Meadows than she did a year ago. Kerber eliminated Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-4 in a nearly empty Louis Armstrong Stadium.