Thursday at the U.S. Open features plenty of big second round matches both during the afternoon and primetime sessions. There will be plenty of good action going on in both the men's and women's draws.
The women's side will feature both of the Williams sisters in action, with one of them a heavy favorite and the other an underdog to advance. Serena takes on Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and should move on if she plays right, while Venus will have a tough go of it against Angelique Kerber. Also Agnieszka Radwanska will take on Carla Suarez Navarro.
The men's side features Roger Federer in primetime, where he'll be taking on Bjorn Phau. Before that will be some solid men's action, including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga facing Martin Klizan, and Tomas Berdych battling Jurgen Zopp. Then you have the 23rd ranked Mardy Fish taking on Nikolay Davydenko. Agnieszka Radwanska will be another prominent name on the women's tennis side.
Tennis Channel will start covering the U.S. Open around 8 a.m. PT, with ESPN2 starting up their primary coverage at 10 a.m., which will run all the way to 8 p.m. PT. Matches can also be streamed live online at the U.S. Open official site.
Here are the approximate start times for each of the matches we've mentioned below..
8 a.m.: No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Martin Klizan
8 a.m.: No. 6 Tomas Berdych vs. Jurgen Zopp
10 a.m.: No. 23 Mardy Fish vs. Nikolay Davydenko
4 p.m.: No. 1 Roger Federer vs. Bjorn Phau
8 a.m.: No. 4 Serena Williams vs. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
8 a.m.: No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Carla Suarez Navarro
4 p.m.: No. 6 Angelique Kerber vs. Venus Williams
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