US Open Tennis 2012 Coverage: When and Where to Catch This Weekend's Tennis

Will OsgoodAnalyst IAugust 31, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31:  Fans wait to enter through the East Gate on Day Five of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2012 in the Flushing neigborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
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This Labor Day weekend brings with it an extra day to draft and/or review your fantasy football league rosters, catch up on some baseball, watch too much college football since it'll be on all weekend or take in all the US Open Tennis one can appreciate. 

Saturday is the second day of the third round for the women's draw at Flushing Meadows and the first day of the third round for the men. As is true during the week, the day begins at 11 a.m. ET.

If you want to catch the action on television, CBS Sports Network will take you from 11 to 12:30 at which point CBS will take over, though CBS Sports Network will still be showing the action as well. 

The night session begins at 7 p.m. ET. That action will be handled exclusively by the Tennis Channel, who will be on the broadcast until Saturday's play comes to an end. 

If you happen to be in the New York area and want to go see one sports' great spectacles, you will be hard pressed to find a ticket for Saturday or Sunday, as the US Open website shows them as sold out. Of course, tickets can always be had through third-party ticket sites such as Stubhub. 

However, Sunday and Monday's night sessions are still available through the US Open ticket website. (click on that link for the direct route to the ticket website)

Just like Saturday's action, those both begin at 7 p.m. ET. The day sessions also begin at 11 a.m. 

The television schedule is slightly different for Sunday. CBS and CBS Sports Network combine to take the men's third round and women's round of 16 together at the same time from 11 to 6 p.m. 

Like Saturday, the Tennis Channel takes care of the night session beginning at 7 p.m. 

Monday, the round of 16 begins at 11 a.m. and CBS will again collaborate with CBS Sports Network for comprehensive coverage of all the action. 

The night session Monday night starts at 7 p.m. and will be handled by ESPN2.