U.S. Open Tennis 2012 Live Stream: Complete Guide to Remaining Action

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U.S. Open Tennis 2012 Live Stream: Complete Guide to Remaining Action
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Serena Williams' domination at the U.S. Open has been amazing. She disposed of Andrea Hlavackova in just 57 minutes and without losing a game, 6-0, 6-0. She made only seven unforced errors in the match, and when Williams is playing like that, she's close to unbeatable.

Ana Ivanovic is set to be her quarterfinals opponent, but defeating Williams looks like an impossible mission right now.

When Serena doesn't have to depend on ace after ace to win, she's playing at her best. Watching Serena's march towards a fourth U.S. Open title is one of the highlights of this year's coverage from Flushing Meadows.

In case you have one of those nagging things called a job, or you have other responsibilities, here's how you can catch the action on the go, via live stream:

U.S. Open Live is the live streaming service available for free on the U.S. Open website. The service offers more than 200 matches over the course of the tournament.

Here is a deeper look at the remaining players in the men and women's draw:

 

Favorites

Women - Serena Williams

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Obviously Williams is the one to beat on the women's side. Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka are still alive, but Sharapova struggled in her fourth-round match against Nadia Petrova. She ultimately won in three sets (6-1, 4-6, 6-4).

Azarenka has been solid, though. She hasn't lost a set as of yet.

Still, Williams would only have to face one of the two. She defeated both women handily in London en route to her gold medal and would be the favorite over either in Flushing Meadows.

 

Men - Roger Federer

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With no Rafael Nadal to contend with, and with the extra rest from the walkover he received when his fourth-round foe Mardy Fish bowed out, Fed is the favorite in my book.

Novak Djokovic still lurks as the No. 2 seed, as does Andy Murray as the No. 3 seed. Still, no one is playing quite as well as Federer.

Murray did defeat him at the Olympics, but this isn't London, and Federer will even their career head-to-head series at nine wins a piece should they meet. 

As far as a potential finals matchup with Djokovic goes, Federer would be the favorite in that match as well.

Even withstanding Djokovic's great run through 2011, Fed still owns the edge in their head-to-head meetings, 16-12.

 

Sleepers

Women - Samantha Stosur

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Stosur is quietly playing very well right now. She's the defending champion and knocked off Williams last year.

She isn't getting a ton of attention, and that is likely the way she prefers it. But she has as good of a chance as any remaining woman left to beat Williams.

 

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Men - Andy Roddick

I can't believe I'm even writing this, but Roddick is playing his heart out. He announced he would retire after the U.S. Open, per Brian Stubits of CBS Sports, and he's playing as if he isn't ready for things to end.

He has been loose, aggressive and most of all he seems to be having fun. The U.S. Open is the site of his lone Grand Slam win, back in 2003. 

This could be an example of the perfect storm for him.


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Predictions

Women - Serena Williams

I can't see anyone beating Williams. She has her game aligned almost perfectly, and she's focused. She's showing just how dominant she can be when she's totally locked in.

 

Men - Roger Federer

I'm not as confident about this prediction, but the extra day of rest was the deciding factor for me. We should expect a couple five-set masterpieces, but in the end the G.O.A.T. will prevail.

 

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