2017 U.S. Open Tennis TV schedule, live stream online, channel, coverage, viewing guide

Mixing the uniqueness of Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal with the importance of the Tennis season's second major, you are going to want to watch every minute of action from the 2017 U.S. Open Tennis next month. Exciting action will be aplenty 27th August through September 11, and you can catch it all both on your television and streaming live online.


Here's a look at the schedule of events so you can watch as much golf as possible. Weather may dictate some changes to the start times below, and tee times have not yet been released for the weekend.

If you don't want to be glued to the screen, be sure to check back with ESPN Sports as we are featuring a live blog covering every angle and highlight of the U.S. Open Tennis leaderboard during all days.

Tennis set for radical change as US Open trials 'shot-clocks' to combat slow play

Tennis is set for a time-keeping revolution, Telegraph Sport has learned, as the US Open prepares to introduce a shot-clock at its qualifying event in August.

The move is intended to address concerns over slow play between points – but this is not its only purpose. Observers have long complained about warm-ups continuing beyond their allotted five minutes and medical time-outs beyond three minutes. With a visible clock on the court, such details will be more transparent and defined.

Tennis Court Flushing Meadows


In another dramatic move, the US Open will also allow coaching at any time during matches – except, obviously, when the ball is in play. While players are at the same end of the court as their coaches, they will be able to speak between points. When they are at the opposite end, they will have to settle for sign language.

The moves are part of an adventurous package of reforms that were put forward during the French Open by Stacey Allaster, the former head of the Women’s Tennis Association who is now the head of professional tennis at the United States Tennis Association.

They do not have widespread support from the other majors at this stage, so the USTA have been given a waiver to test out these ideas as an experiment. They will operate at the US Open in everything but the five main draws, which means qualifying as well as juniors, wheelchair and legends matches.

Similar ideas were already due to be trialled at the Association of Tennis Professionals’ NextGen Finals in November, but that is a new and experimental project with no rankings points attached. Shot-clocks and coaching have never previously been used within the established structures of the professional game.

Confusingly, the theoretical time limits between points stand at 20 seconds at grand slams and 25 seconds at regular tour events. The US Open trial will opt for the latter, and in fact the whole of tennis has effectively agreed to move to 25 seconds from next year onwards, although that detail needs to be rubber-stamped at next week’s meeting of the Grand Slam Board.

At the moment, umpires use their discretion before applying “time violation” penalties, which begin with a warning, continue with a docked first serve, and then result in the loss of the point itself.

There will be a different sort of discretion under the new system, because the umpire chooses when to start the timer. If there is a 30-shot rally, leaving the crowd on their feet and both players on their knees, they have the option to take a little extra time before setting the clock in motion.

Some are concerned that the crowd in New York – which tends to be more unruly than at other major events – might join in by shouting “five, four, three …” as the clock reaches its later stages. Again, the umpire would have to try to control the noise, but this might become more difficult as the day wears on.

Player reaction will be fascinating. There are likely to be cases where a fan shouts out during the service action, or a ballboy misses his throw, and the players expect the umpire to reset the clock. Arguments could ensue if it continues to run.

The French player Adrian Mannarino put the case for a shot-clock yesterday at Wimbledon, where he was docked a first serve after receiving two time-violation warnings. “I took a time violation basically at the start of the match,” he said. “So I was scared at the start of each rally that I was going to be too long [and] I didn’t know if I was fast or slow. If they're strict about the time then we should have a clock.”

Shania Twain to headline opening night at US Open tennis

Shania Twain will headline the opening-night ceremony at the U.S. Open.

She will perform Aug. 28 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The top-selling country artist will sing some of her biggest hits and songs from her upcoming album “NOW.”

Shania Twain Headline Opening Ceremony

The performance will take place before first tennis matches of that night. Twain is expected to sing some of her biggest hits, as well as songs from her upcoming album entitled “NOW,” her first album release since 2002.

Prior to Twain’s performance, USTA President Katrina Adams and tennis icon Billie Jean King will kick off the night to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Arthur Ashe Stadium, which officially opened in 1997 and served as the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

With a capacity of 23,000 people, the Arthur Ashe Stadium the largest tennis-only stadium in the world. For those who cannot make it to the opening ceremony, it will be televised live on ESPN2.

For tickets to the US Open, visit usopen.org

Wimbledon 2017: From Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to Venus

Here is what to watch on the grass courts of the year’s third Grand Slam tournament.

As tennis turns to Wimbledon, there’s been a bit of a throwback feel to this Grand Slam season so far.

At the year’s first major tournament, the Australian Open in January, Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal for the men’s title, and Serena Williams defeated her sister, Venus, for the women’s title.


French Open tennis 2017


Matchups from a decade ago or more, right?

Then, at the French Open in May and June, Nadal reached a second consecutive major final for the first time since 2014, and won one for the first time since that year.

And now, when play begins at the All England Club, so many of the key story lines will involve those same four players: Federer and Nadal because of their recent resurgence; Serena Williams because of her absence (she’s expecting a baby in September); Venus Williams because she is one of only two past champions in the women’s draw.

Here is what to watch on the grass courts of the year’s third Grand Slam tournament, which starts Monday:

FEDERER THE FAVORITE

Wasn’t all that long ago that folks were figuring Federer’s best days were long behind him. He hadn’t won a Grand Slam title since 2012, and as he entered his mid-30s, he was missing Grand Slam tournaments for the first time in more than 15 years because of injury. And now? He extended his record with an 18th major championship in Australia, opened the year 19-1, took some time off and then won a grass title at Halle, Germany. With defending champion Andy Murray off-form this season, Federer is a popular pick to win Wimbledon for what would be a record eighth time.

NADAL GOES FROM CLAY TO GRASS

There was a time that Nadal excelled on any surface, winning Wimbledon twice and reaching the final on three other occasions while marching his way toward 10 French Open titles and completing a career Grand Slam, too. But then his knees became a real problem on grass and he not only started losing early at the All England Club, he started losing to players ranked 100th or worse. “When Rafael is good with his knees,” said Nadal’s uncle and coach, Toni, “he can play well on the grass.”

WHO’S MISSING

Not only is seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams absent, but so is 2004 champ Maria Sharapova, who was forced to sit out last year’s tournament during a 15-month doping ban. She would have needed to qualify this time around but is now sidelined by a left thigh injury. Their absences lend the same sort of wide-open feel to the women’s draw that the French Open had.

KVITOVA, VENUS, AZARENKA

So the two past winners in the field are Venus Williams, a five-time champion, and Petra Kvitova, a two-time champ. Kvitova will get plenty of attention because of what she went through in late December: An intruder attacked her with a knife at her home in the Czech Republic. Kvitova wound up with cuts to her left hand — the one she uses to swing a racket — and needed surgery. Wimbledon will be the third tournament of her comeback; she won the second last week on grass. Another two-time major champion to keep an eye on: former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. This will be her first Grand Slam tournament in more than a year; she returned to the tour in June after giving birth to a son.

WHICH DJOKOVIC WILL BE THERE?

Novak Djokovic has won three Wimbledon titles and normally would be considered a real likely candidate for a fourth, but he has not played up to his usual standards over the past year. He went from winning four consecutive Grand Slam titles, something no man had done in nearly a half-century, to failing to defend any of those championships; he lost in the third round at Wimbledon in 2016. He tried to look on the bright side recently, saying: “It is liberating a bit. I was very fortunate and privileged to have so much success in the last eight, nine years, and kind of entered most of the tournaments as one of the biggest favorites. So for a change, it’s good to not be one of the top favorites. It releases a bit of the pressure.”

OSTAPENKO’S FOLLOW-UP

After coming out of nowhere to win the French Open, what will Jelena Ostapenko do for an encore? She arrived in Paris unseeded, ranked only 47th and without a title of any sort on tour, then used a fearless brand of high-risk tennis to win the championship. Now there are new expectations, and no opponent will overlook her, but consider this: Grass is her favorite surface; she was the junior champion at Wimbledon in 2014.

US OPEN 2017 POSTER CELEBRATES STADIUM ANNIVERSARY

Peter Max created the US Open theme art in 1997—the first year of Arthur Ashe Stadium—and 2017. (Ashley Marshall)

Last week, the United States Tennis Association announced that renowned artist Peter Max has created the 2017 US Open theme art, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

US OPEN 2017 POSTER CELEBRATES STADIUM ANNIVERSARY


Max was the artist for the US Open theme art back in 1997, featuring the stadium for the first time. 

This year’s theme art showcases Max’s signature style and the dynamic artwork features two crossed tennis racquets against a fiery sky. According to Max, the intent was to suggest two crossed swords, depicting the fierce competition of the final Grand Slam of the year. 

“We could not think of a better way to kick off the 20th anniversary of Arthur Ashe Stadium, than by ‘returning to source’ and having Peter Max create another signature work that truly captures the power of tennis’ grandest stadium,” said USTA Chairman of the Board and President Katrina Adams.

US OPEN 2017 CELEBRATES STADIUM ANNIVERSARY


Twenty years ago, the US Open was transformed by the introduction of Arthur Ashe Stadium. In 2016, it added a retractable roof, banishing rain delays to the historical record and ensuring that the event’s loyal legion of supporters would continue to experience US Open tennis—regardless of the weather.

For six decades, Max’s art has been part of the fabric of American pop culture—from his numerous museum and gallery exhibitions to a painted fuselage of a Continental Airlines 777 super jet, a giant Moscow Music Peace Festival stage, a Woodstock ’97 Music Festival stage, a billboard flanking the U.S. Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Seville, Spain, the hull of a giant Norwegian Lines cruise ship and Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR race car.

Exclusive Free-to-air Broadcast Rights for the US Open Tennis Tournament

SBS has announced it has secured exclusive free-to-air broadcast rights for the US Open tennis tournament.


In a partnership with ESPN, SBS’s US Open coverage will commence Wednesday 6 September, during the quarter finals stage.

SBS will broadcast some of the biggest matches live and free on SBS, SBS HD, as well as streaming them live online.

Played on hard courts in Queens, New York, the US Open is the last of the four annual tennis majors.

SBS director of sport, Ken Shipp, said: “SBS has a proud heritage in bringing the best of international sport to Australian fans. The US Open is one of the iconic events on the sports calendar, and this deal sees the climax of the year’s final grand slam returning live and free to all Australians.”

US Open Tennis Tickets On Sale

Tickets to the 2017 US Open gone on sale to the general public on Monday, June 12, 2017, started at 9 a.m. ET. 

The 2017 US Open will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 10.

US Open Tennis Tickets On Sale


Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day powered by Net Generation, a full-day tennis and music festival for families and children, will kick off the US Open, taking place on Saturday, Aug. 26. Tickets for the 2017 US Open and the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day powered by Net Generation stadium show can be purchased via www.USOpen.org, the US Open app, www.Ticketnetwork.com.

Payment can be made by credit card. American Express is the Official Card of the US Open. For ticket plan availability, group sales, disabled seating and other US Open information, visit www.USOpen.org or call (718) 760-6363.

The 2017 US Open will feature day sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. and night sessions beginning at 7:00 p.m. from Monday, Aug. 28 through the quarterfinals on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The women’s semifinals are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 and the men’s semifinals for 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. The women’s singles final is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m., and the men’s singles final for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10.

For the third straight year, the US Open will be distributed across the ESPN family of networks, on ESPN, ESPN2 and streaming on ESPN3. In addition, an hour-long Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day powered by Net Generation special will air at 2 p.m. ET on ABC on Sunday, Aug. 27.

Eugenie Bouchard’s Lawsuit Against the USTA

Since that fateful day in September 4, 2015, a fall in the physio room created a world of indifference for Bouchard, the USTA and her lawyer.

"They're being really aggressive with me", Bouchard had said toher lawyer, Benedict Morelli at the beginning of the case. The supposed facts were simple of her going into a darkened locker room wanting to get an ice bath after playing a doubles and mixed doubles match at the 2015 US Open. 

Eugenie Bouchard

There was some slippery substance on the floor of which Bouchard says she slipped on,hit her head and had sustained a concussion. It was from these simple situations that Eugenie and the USTA have butted heads on what was and what should have been during that night. A darkened room Bouchard had stood by her allegations because of the hour that she'd finished her matches, whereas the USTA has said that the room wasn't dark and that even when the main lights are off, there is a dimmer in the area. The USTA said that Eugenie didn't want to have medical attention given to her after she fell and she left. There was also a point that the USTA and Bouchard were discussing  that she didn't go by the regular standards of havng an assistant help with procedures on usng the physio room and ice bath and that she wanted to use it by herself.

After the fall, Eugenie wasn't able to play and says of lost revenues and playing time had made her ranking plumment lower with an inability to rise due to recurring symptoms. But the USTA has said that she did participate in the China Open in October, but facts were known that she had to retire during her opening round because of dizziness. When there might have been on Bouchard's side a request to find the employee who might have left the cleaning substance on the floor, the USTA wasn't able to find out who the person was. It was also upon Bouchard's lawyer's request  to have all footage from the camera near the physio room on that night of her fall, but was told that a portion wasn't available and that it might have been destroyed. The USTA says they gave all the footage needed.

     So it was after that last match in 2015 in China that Bouchard was never able to regain her rankings in good standard as of this day in 2017 and there was talk too of a possible trial to be started, but it might be a no-brainer to have everyone present as well as the touring Eugenie Bouchard. Monetary compensation is also on the table but as to how much and how much the USTA will be providing if it comes down to that is another issue making agreements at this time not resolved yet.  

French Open 2017 - Order Of Play Day 4

French Open order of play: Andy Murray and Johanna Konta both on court at Roland Garros.

The action in Paris continues with tennis stars looking to win the titles won by Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza last year.

ANDY MURRAY begins his French Open campaign against Andrey Kuznetsov today.

The two-time Wimbledon champ is looking to win his first Roland Garros title.



Wednesday, May 31st, Day 4


Philippe-Chatrier Court
11:00 AM
WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Venus Williams (USA) [10]
vs.Kurumi Nara (JPN)

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [4]
vs.Anett Kontaveit (EST)

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Robin Haase (NED)
vs.Rafael Nadal (ESP) [4]

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Lucas Pouille (FRA) [16]
vs.Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)

Suzanne-Lenglen Court
11:00 AM
MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Dominic Thiem (AUT) [6]
vs.Simone Bolelli (ITA)

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Joao Sousa (POR)
vs.Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2]

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Sara Errani (ITA)
vs.Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [13]

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Ons Jabeur (TUN)
vs.Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [6]

Court 1
11:00 AM
WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
vs.Petra Kvitova (CZE) [15]

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Tommy Robredo (ESP)
vs.Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11]

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Milos Raonic (CAN) [5]
vs.Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Oceane Dodin (FRA)
vs.Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [8]

Court 2
11:00 AM
MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
vs.David Goffin (BEL) [10]

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Catherine Bellis (USA)
vs.Kiki Bertens (NED) [18]

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [11]
vs.Francoise Abanda (CAN)

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Benjamin Bonzi (FRA)
vs.Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) [19]

Court 3
11:00 AM
WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Samantha Stosur (AUS) [23]
vs.Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Ivo Karlovic (CRO) [23]
vs.Horacio Zeballos (ARG)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
Jordan Thompson (AUS)
vs.Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) [2]
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [2]

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Jiri Vesely (CZE)
vs.Aljaz Bedene (GBR)

Court 4
11:00 AM
MIXED DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) [1]
John Peers (AUS) [1]
vs.Abigail Spears (USA)
Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Daria Gavrilova (AUS)
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
vs.Sania Mirza (IND) [4]
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) [4]

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Audrey Albie (FRA)
Harmony Tan (FRA)
vs.Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Jana Cepelova (SVK)
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)
vs.Kurumi Nara (JPN)
Risa Ozaki (JPN)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Constant Lestienne (FRA)
Corentin Moutet (FRA)
vs.Dustin Brown (GER)
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)

Court 5
11:00 AM
WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR)
Nadiia Kichenok (UKR)
vs.Ana Konjuh (CRO)
Magda Linette (POL)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Nao Hibino (JPN)
Alicja Rosolska (POL)
vs.Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Steve Darcis (BEL)
Benoit Paire (FRA)
vs.Mikhail Elgin (RUS)
Karen Khachanov (RUS)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)
Mischa Zverev (GER)
vs.Gregoire Jacq (FRA)
Hugo Nys (FRA)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [6]
Katerina Siniakova (CZE) [6]
vs.Lauren Davis (USA)
Nicole Melichar (USA)

Court 6
11:00 AM
MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Borna Coric (CRO)
vs.Steve Johnson (USA) [25]

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Richel Hogenkamp (NED)
vs.Elise Mertens (BEL)

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) [20]
vs.Taro Daniel (JPN)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Philipp Petzschner (GER)
Alexander Peya (AUT)
vs.Bob Bryan (USA) [3]
Mike Bryan (USA) [3]

Court 8
11:00 AM
WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Marine Partaud (FRA)
Virginie Razzano (FRA)
vs.Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
Casey Dellacqua (AUS)

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Stefano Napolitano (ITA)
vs.Diego Schwartzman (ARG)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA)
Amandine Hesse (FRA)
vs.Timea Babos (HUN) [5]
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) [5]

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Annika Beck (GER)
Renata Voracova (CZE)
vs.Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) [12]
Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) [12]

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Natela Dzalamidze (RUS)
Veronika Kudermetova (RUS)
vs.Aleksandra Krunic (SRB)
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)

Court 10
11:00 AM
MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Marcin Matkowski (POL) [12]
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) [12]
vs.Nicholas Monroe (USA)
Artem Sitak (NZL)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Andreja Klepac (SLO) [15]
María José Martinez Sanchez (ESP) [15]
vs.Sorana Cirstea (ROU)
Donna Vekic (CRO)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Lukasz Kubot (POL) [4]
Marcelo Melo (BRA) [4]
vs.Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Ernesto Escobedo (USA)
Sam Querrey (USA)
vs.Simone Bolelli (ITA)
Fabio Fognini (ITA)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Marcus Daniell (NZL)
Marcelo Demoliner (BRA)
vs.Ivan Dodig (CRO) [7]
Marcel Granollers (ESP) [7]

Court 14
11:00 AM
WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Johanna Larsson (SWE)
vs.Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) [27]

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)
vs.Viktor Troicki (SRB)

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [30]
vs.Madison Brengle (USA)

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
vs.Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [17]

Court 15
11:00 AM
MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Wesley Koolhof (NED)
Matwe Middelkoop (NED)
vs.Malek Jaziri (TUN)
Andreas Seppi (ITA)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Florin Mergea (ROU) [13]
Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) [13]
vs.Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
Evgeniya Rodina (RUS)
vs.Ying-Ying Duan (CHN)
Shuai Peng (CHN)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Steve Johnson (USA)
vs.Purav Raja (IND)
Divij Sharan (IND)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)
Andrea Petkovic (GER)
vs.María Irigoyen (ARG)
Demi Schuurs (NED)

Court 16
11:00 AM
WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
vs.Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR)
vs.Shelby Rogers (USA)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Fiona Ferro (FRA)
Margot Yerolymos (FRA)
vs.Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [2]
Elena Vesnina (RUS) [2]

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) [11]
Kveta Peschke (CZE) [11]
vs.Myrtille Georges (FRA)
Chloe Paquet (FRA)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Jonathan Eysseric (FRA)
Tristan Lamasine (FRA)
vs.Oliver Marach (AUT) [15]
Mate Pavic (CRO) [15]

Court 17
11:00 AM
WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
vs.Monica Puig (PUR)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Mathias Bourgue (FRA)
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)
vs.Rohan Bopanna (IND) [9]
Pablo Cuevas (URU) [9]

MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Marco Trungelliti (ARG)
vs.Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

WOMEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 2

Shuai Zhang (CHN) [32]
vs.Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)

Court 18
11:00 AM
WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Mona Barthel (GER)
Carina Witthoeft (GER)
vs.Darija Jurak (CRO) [17]
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) [17]

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Eri Hozumi (JPN) [18]
Miyu Kato (JPN) [18]
vs.Asia Muhammad (USA)
Taylor Townsend (USA)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Scott Lipsky (USA)
Leander Paes (IND)
vs.Radu Albot (MDA)
Hyeon Chung (KOR)

WOMEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Raluca Olaru (ROU)
Olga Savchuk (UKR)
vs.Mandy Minella (LUX)
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)

MEN'S DOUBLES - ROUND 1

Brian Baker (USA)
Nikola Mektic (CRO)
vs.Sam Groth (AUS)
Robert Lindstedt (SWE)

Halep into Rome last four with Kontaveit win

The in-form Simona Halep reached the semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia with a clinical straight-sets victory over Anett Kontaveit on Friday.

The classy Halep won the Madrid Open last weekend after reaching the last four of the Stuttgart Open and could claim back-to-back titles in Rome after dispatching qualifier Kontaveit 6-2 6-4.

Kontaveit hammered Angelique Kerber in the second round, but was no match for Halep as the sixth seed gave another demonstration that she is capable of challenging for a first grand slam title at the French Open.

Simona Halep


Either Kiki Bertens or Daria Gavrilova will stand in the way of the world number four and a place in another final at the Foro Italico this weekend.

Halep beat Kontaveit in the Miami Open recently and wasted no time in gaining the upper hand over the Estonian, breaking twice to take a 3-0 lead.

Kontaveit stopped the rot by breaking back with a powerful backhand winner down the line, but the Romanian was a set up in only 34 minutes.

Halep unleashed some brutal groundstrokes as she pressed home her advantage to surge into a 4-1 lead in the second, but Kontaveit broke back with another fierce backhand.

But the 2014 French Open runner-up's passage into the last four was secured when the battling Kontaveit fired a backhand wide.