The tournament begins on Monday, August 26

US Open Tennis Championships, Day 3, USTA National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, New York, USA - 29 Aug 2018
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The time has come — tennis’ greatest athletes are descending on New York for the 2019 U.S. Open. Superstars are vying for a Grand Slam title, including Serena Williams, who is hoping to secure her 24th.

Here’s everything tennis fans need to know about watching the open from home.


The 2019 open begins on Monday, Aug. 26, with matches starting early in the day and going through the night. Live coverage doesn’t kick off until 11 a.m. EST, however.

Tournament play continues over the following two weeks, ending with the women’s singles final on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. EST and the men’s singles final on Sunday, Sept. 8, also at 4 p.m. EST.

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If you can’t make it to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, you can still get in on the action — from your couch. The entirety of the tournament will be broadcast on both ESPN and ESPN2. Have a cable subscription but want to watch on the go? You can also view online on or through the ESPN app.


In addition to Williams, some open regulars are back again, this year — including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka, Maria Sharapova and Sloane Stephens. Sharapova and Williams will even face off in round one!

Newcomer Coco Gauff — who made headlines when she defeated Venus Williams at Wimbledon — will play in her first U.S. Open at only 15.

How Else to Follow Along:

All of the action is guaranteed to be shared across the WTA and U.S. Open’s social media accounts. The U.S. Open tweets at @usopen, while the ATP is at @ATP_Tour and WTA at @WTA.