US Open Tennis TV Schedule 2012: Complete TV Listings for Day 1

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US Open Tennis TV Schedule 2012: Complete TV Listings for Day 1
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Aug. 27 marks Day 1 of U.S. Open play in New York, with a few of the tournament's notable names set to take the court. With Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, Andy Murray and others all set to play on Day 1, here's a complete guide to where you can catch all the action.

 

Television Schedule (Via USOpen.org)

*Note: Schedule only shows television events happening on Monday, Aug. 27

Pre-Game Show: 10:30 a.m. ET, Tennis Channel

First Round: 11 a.m. ET, Tennis Channel

First Round: 1 p.m. ET, ESPN2

U.S. Open Tonight: 11 p.m. ET, Tennis Channel

 

11 a.m. ET: Maria Sharapova vs. Melinda Czink

Sharapova enters the U.S. Open after wining the women's singles silver medal the London Olympics, with her eyes set on her first title in the tournament since 2006.

The WTA No. 3 player in the world will face off against Hungary's Czink, who has not won a tournament so far in 2012. Czink has just a 31-22 record this year compared to her opponent's 44-7 mark.

There have been some unforeseen events during this WTA season, like Serena Williams exiting the French Open in the fourth round, but don't expect that from Sharapova in New York. The talented Russian should be able to win this contest with relative ease.

 

11 a.m. ET: Andy Murray vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr.

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Keeping with the Russian tennis player theme, Alex Bogomolov Jr. will look to upset 2012 men's singles Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray in his first-round bout.

Murray is coming into this Grand Slam tournament just several weeks removed from winning the Olympic gold in his home country of Great Britain and will not be stopped this early in New York.

Murray's Moscow-born opponent holds a below .500 record in matches this season with just 11 wins in 24 games played. Considering the ATP's No. 4 player defeated Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer back-to-back in his last major tournament, expect big things from him in this one.

 

7 p.m. ET: Kim Clijsters vs. Victoria Duval

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Do you know a whole lot about Victoria Duval? No? Well neither does ESPN or the U.S. Open's official site. Duval's highest career WTA ranking in singles competition is 562 compared to Clijsters, who has been No. 1 in the past and currently ranks No. 26 in the world.

The talented veteran in Clijsters might not own a tournament victory this year, but her experience and current 19-5 record has to have he feeling pretty confident heading into the matchup against Duval.

 

To see the full match schedule for Day 1, visit USOpen.org. The complete television schedule can also be found on the U.S. Open's website here.

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