The fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year is now officially underway. As the qualifying rounds concluded last week, we’re now into week one of this historic fortnight of tennis.
Already the action has been coming in hot. The living legend Serena Williams is at the centre of much of the attention as the 40-year-old hopes to win her final Grand Slam and equal the all-time title held by Aussie Margaret Court. Williams announced earlier this year that she would be retiring from the game after the US Open and has already claimed her first victory in an opening 6-3 6-3 win against Montenegran Danka Kovinic.
Ukrainian Daria Snigur has made an excellent Grand Slam debut by beating Simona Halep 6-2 0-6 6-4. The 20-year-old, whose training base in Kyiv was bombed by the Russian army, has dedicated her win to the people of her war-torn country.
And fresh from his epic battle with Novak Djokovic at the Wimbledon final, controversial Aussie star Nick Kyrgios has knocked out his long-time countryman mate Thanasi Kokkinakis with a straight sets win in the first round.
There’s sure to be heaps of incredible scenes still to come as the hallowed US tournament heats up. Here’s how you can make sure you catch it all in Australia.
How to Watch the US Open in Aus
The US Open, held in Flushing Meadows, New York, is being streamed live to Australia by Nine. While the rights to the tournament have previously been held by Kayo, Nine picked up the games for 2022.
That means that you’ll have to log into one of the many Nine-owned platforms to see the action. The 9Now app has live streaming of all the games and can be accessed through Apple TV, Telstra TV, Chromecast, and other smart TVs and devices like mobile phones or the PS4.
To watch catch-up games, head on over to Stan and hit the Sports section. Mini matches are also available here while highlights can be found on 9Now.
However, if you do want to catch the games live, you’ll have to be up incredibly early – or incredibly late, depending on your preference. Matches are typically starting at around 1am AEST, although evening games will be a lot easier to watch as they start at around 9am to 10am.
How Long Does the US Open Run?
Like most other Grand Slam tournaments, the US Open will run for two weeks. The action started on Monday, August 29 and the finals will be held on Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13 AEST.
If you want to catch the women’s singles final, make sure to tune into Channel Nine, 9Now, or Stan Sport on Sunday the 11th when the match gets underway at 6am AEST.
The men’s singles final will be held at the equally early time of 6am the following day.