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The Australian Open Thankfully Means Tennis is Back

After a short offseason, professional tennis is back in full swing and now available on Sling!

During the incredibly brief tennis offseason, there have been a lot of changes in how you can follow your favorite professional tennis players on tour. First, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) returns to Tennis Channel for the first time since 2016. Additionally, your favorite Slingers were hard at work bringing Tennis Channel into the Sling family of channels.

Now you can follow Roger Federer, Serena and Venus Williams, and Novak Djokovic through the whole tennis season by just adding Sports Extra to your Sling subscription. With Sling Orange + Sports Extra, you’ll be able to catch every match of this year’s Australian Open on ESPN and Tennis Channel for only $30!

After the exciting warmup events leading into the first Grand Slam of the season, here are some storylines to follow:

  1. Will 37-year old Roger Federer be able to defend his Australian Open title this year?
  2. Will AP Female Athlete of the Year Serena Williams capture her first Grand Slam since having a baby? She made two Grand Slam finals last year, so you can never count the 23 (gulp!) Grand Slam champion out.
  3. After suffering surprising losses in finals to young guns Karen Khachanov and Sascha Zverev at the end of last year, can Novak Djokovic maintain his hardcourt dominance to win another Australian Open?
  4. Will 2018 first-time Grand Slam winners Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep, or Naomi Osaka be able to back up their success with a second Slam victory?
  5. Will Rafael Nadal’s knees hold up to bring him to a second Australian Open title to complete the career Grand Slam twice?

Catch all the action this fortnight (not to be confused with Fortnite) on Tennis Channel and ESPN available on the Sling Orange with Sports Extra!

Australian Open Schedule

2019 AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ET)


StartEndChannelRound
Sunday, January 14
7:00 PM7:00 AM (Mon.)ESPN2First Round
Monday, January 15
7:00 PM 9:00 PMTennis First Round
9:00 PM 7:00 AM (Tue.) ESPN2 First Round
Tuesday, January 16
2:00 PM 5:00 PM ESPN2Encore Coverage
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Tennis Second Round
9:00 PM 7:00 AM (Wed.)ESPN2 Second Round
Wednesday, January 17
2:00 PM 5:00 PM ESPN2 Encore Coverage
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Tennis Second Round
9:00 PM 7:00 AM (Thurs.)ESPN2 Second Round
Thursday, January 18
2:00 PM 5:00 PM ESPN2 Encore Coverage
7:00 PM 11:00 PM Tennis Third Round
11:00 PM 7:00 AM (Fri.) ESPN2 Third Round
Friday, January 19
2:00 PM 5:00 PM ESPN2 Encore Coverage
7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Tennis Third Round
9:00 PM 7:00 AM (Sat.)ESPN2 Third Round
Saturday, January 20
9:00 AM 12:00 PMESPN2 Encore Coverage
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Tennis Third Round
11:00 PM 7:00 AM (Fri.) ESPN2 Third Round
Sunday, January 21
9:00 AM 1:00 PM ESPN2 Encore Coverage
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Tennis Round of 16
9:00 PM 7:00 AM (Mon.)ESPN2 Round of 16
Monday, January 22
2:00 PM 5:00 PM ESPN2 Encore Coverage
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Tennis Quaterfinals
9:00 PM 2:00 AM (Tues.)ESPN2 Quaterfinals
Tuesday, January 23
3:00 AM 6:00 AM ESPN2 Quaterfinals
2:00 PM 4:30 PM ESPN2Encore Coverage
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Tennis Quaterfinals
9:00 PM 2:00 AM (Wed.) ESPN2Quaterfinals
Wednesday, January 24
3:30 PM 6:00 AM ESPN2 Quaterfinals
2:00 PM 5:00 PM ESPN2 Encore Coverage
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Tennis Doubles
10:00 PM 2:00 AM (Thurs.) ESPN2Women’s Semifinals
Thurs, January 25
3:30 AM 6:00 AM ESPN Men’s Semifinal
6:00 AM 2:00 PM Tennis Encore Coverage
2:00 PM 6:00 PM ESPN2Encore Coverage
5:00 PM 10:00 PM Tennis Encore Coverage
11:00 PM3:30 AM Tennis Mixed Doubles Semis
Women’s Doubles
Final
Friday, January 26
3:30 AM 6:00 AM ESPN Men’s Semifinal
6:00 AM 10:00 AM Tennis Encore Coverage
2:00 PM 6:00 PM ESPN2Encore Coverage
5:00 PM 9:00 PM Tennis Encore Coverage
9:00 PM 1:00 AM Tennis Boys & Girls Finals
Saturday, January 27
1:00 AM 3:30 AM Tennis Encore Coverage
3:30 AM 5:30 AM ESPNWomen’s Final
5:30 AM 7:30 AM TennisMen’s Doubles Finals
9:00 AM Noon ESPN2 Women’s Final
Encore
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Tennis Women’s Final
Encore
Sunday, January 28
Midnight 1:30 AMTennis Mixed Doubles Final
3:30 AM 6:30 AM ESPN Men’s Final
10:00 AM 2:00 PM ESPN2Men’s Final Encore
5:00 PM 8:00 PM Tennis Men’s Final Encore