The 2022 US Open is underway and Serena Williams is into the third round in what could be her final tournament.
The 23-time grand slam champion produced her best tennis since reaching the Australian Open semi-finals last January, beating second seed Anett Kontaveit 7-6, 2-6, 6-2 on Wednesday night.
Williams, who next faces Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, believes she has more to offer. “There’s no rush here,” he said. “I love this crowd, it’s got a little bit left in me.
“We’ll see. I’m a very good player, that’s what I do best. I love a challenge and I rise to the challenge.
“I haven’t played many matches, but I’ve been training really well. The last two matches have been together. After I lost the second set I thought, ‘I have to give my best because this could be it.’
“I just see it as a bonus. I have nothing to lose. I’ve had an X on my back since 1999. I really enjoy going out and enjoying it.”
When is the US Open?
The tournament began at Flushing Meadows on Monday, August 29 and will conclude on Sunday, September 11.
What time will it start?
The game is likely to start on the outdoor courts at 3pm. BST in the first rounds and at 4 p.m. at the show grounds. Expect the action to last well into the night, possibly past midnight depending on how each match goes.
Which British players are active?
In total, seven British players entered the singles draws directly.
Andy Murray is in the third round after beating Francisco Cerundolo and Emilio Navo and the third round features rising star Jack Draper, who upset world No. 8 Felix Auger-Aliassime for the biggest win of his career.
Kyle Edmundplaying singles at a grand slam for the first time in two years following three knee operations, he was knocked out in straight sets by fifth-seeded Casper Ruud, while 20th-seeded Dan Evans he got past Czech Jiri Vesely in straight sets.
British No. 1 Cameron Norrie enters the top eight for the first time at a grand slam and is through to the first round of his clash with France’s Benoit Paire on Tuesday.
In women’s singles, defending champion Emma Radoukanou crashed out in straight sets to Alize Cornet in the first round, while Harriet Dart she secured a superb upset win over 10th seed Daria Kasatkina before being knocked out in the second round.
What TV channel is it on in the UK?
Amazon Prime Sport has exclusive rights to the US Open. An Amazon Prime Video subscription costs £7.99 per month, with a 30-day free trial. You can also get unlimited streaming access to Amazon Prime Video as part of a full Amazon Prime membership, which costs £79 a year or, to avoid a lengthy annual contract, £7.99 a month.
Replays will be available approximately 15 minutes after the end of each match and there will be daily highlights.
Alternatively, you can come back to watch all the key games on our exclusive live blogs.
How can I watch it in the US?
In the US, live coverage of the final grand slam of the year is exclusive to ESPN and ESPN2. However, the Tennis Channel will also show encore matches and other non-live programming.
What is the order of play on day five?
The first game at each stadium starts at 4 p.m. BST unless otherwise specified.
Arthur Ashe Stadium
5pm: Andy Murray (Gbr) v (13) Matteo Berrettini (Ita), (20) Madison Keys (USA) v (12) Cori Gauff (USA), Ajla Tomljanovic (Australia) v Serena Williams (USA), (1) Daniil Medvedev (Russia) v Yibing Wu (Chn)
Louis Armstrong Stadium
(5) Ons Jabeur (Tun) v (31) Shelby Rogers (USA), (29) Tommy Paul (USA) v (5) Casper Ruud (Nor), (29) Alison Riske-Amritraj (USA) v Xiyu Wang ( Chn), Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Can) v (17) Caroline Garcia (Fra), (23) Nick Kyrgios (Aus) v Jeffrey John Wolf (USA)
(1) Rajeev Ram (USA) & Joe Salisbury (Gbr) v Aslan Karatsev (Russia) & Luke Saville (Aus), (18) Veronika Kudermetova (Russia) v Dalma Galfi (Hun), (27) Karen Khachanov (Russia) v Jack Draper (Gbr), (12) Pablo Carreno-Busta (Spa) v (18) Alex De Minaur (Australia)
Quentin Halys (Fra) & Adrian Mannarino (Fra) v Alexander Bublik (Kaz) & Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune (Den), Rebecca Marino (Can) v Shuai Zhang (Chn), Leylah Annie Fernandez (Can) & Jack Sock (USA) v Kimberley Zimmermann (Bel) & Tim Puetz (Ger), Louisa Chirico (USA) & Bradley Klahn (USA) v (2) Shuai Zhang (Chn) & Mate Pavic (Cro)
18:30: Anna Bondar (Hun) & Greet Minnen (Bel) v (4) Lyudmyla Kichenok (Ukr) & Jelena Ostapenko (Lat), Hailey Baptiste (USA) & Whitney Osuigwe (USA) v (5) Gabriela Dabrowski (Can ) & Giuliana Olmos (Mex), (8) Demi Schuurs (Ned) & Matwe Middelkoop (Ned) vs. Lucie Hradecka (Czech) & Lukasz Kubot (Poland)
18:30: Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz) & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pak) v (3) Marcelo Arevalo (Esa) & Jean-Julien Rojer (Ned), Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov (Spa) & Ulrikke Eikeri (Nor) v (8) Anna Danilina (Kaz) & Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra), Nicholas Monroe (USA) & Keegan Smith (USA) v (15) Simone Bolelli (Ita) & Fabio Fognini (Ita)
17:00: (11) Lloyd Glasspool (Gbr) & Harri Heliovaara (Fin) v Raven Klaasen (Rsa) & Marcelo Melo (Bra), Samantha Stosur (Aus) & Matthew Ebden (Aus) v Andreja Klepac (Slo) & Santiago Gonzalez (Mex), Robin Haase (Ned) & Philipp Oswald (Aut) v (12) Kevin Krawietz (Ger) & Andreas Mies (Ger)
17:00: Kaitlyn Christian (USA) & Lidziya Marozava (Blr) v (15) Shuko Aoyama (Jpn) & Hao-Ching Chan (Tpe), (1) Desirae Krawczyk (USA) & Neal Skupski (Gbr) v Alycia Parks (USA ) & Christopher Eubanks (USA), (10) Nicole Melichar (USA) & Ellen Perez (Aus) v Reese Brantmeier (USA) & Clervie Ngounoue (USA)
Ariel Behar (Uru) & Gonzalo Escobar (Ecu) v (7) Ivan Dodig (Cro) & Austin Krajicek (USA), (16) Alicja Rosolska (Pol) & Erin Routliffe (Nzl) v Catherine McNally (USA) & Taylor Townsend (USA), (7) Yi Fan Xu (Chn) & Zhaoxuan Yang (Chn) v Rebecca Peterson (Sweden) & Anastasia Potapova (Russia), Catherine McNally (USA) & William Blumberg (USA) v Victoria Azarenka (Blr) & Thanasis Kokkinakis (Austria)
19:00: (10) Jamie Murray (Gbr) & Bruno Soares (Bra) v Hugo Nys (Mon) & Jan Zielinski (Poland), (4) Storm Sanders (Aus) & John Peers (Aus) v Catherine Harrison ( USA) & Robert Galloway (USA), Asia Muhammad (USA) & Ena Shibahara (Jpn) v Ana Bogdan (Rom) & Sabrina Santamaria (USA)
17:00: Daniel Elahi Galan (Col) – Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spa), Pedro Cachin (Arg) – Corentin Moutet (Fra), Ludmilla Samsonova (Russia) v Aleksandra Krunic (Ser)
How do I buy US Open tickets?
US Open tickets are currently on general sale and can be purchased at the tournament’s official website.
How much money does the winner receive?
Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will receive a check for $2.5 million, which is just over £2.2 million.
What’s the latest news?
Jack Draper produced a stunning performance to defeat sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime and join Andy Murray in the third round.
Murray reached the last 32 at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2016 earlier in the day, coming from a set down to beat American wildcard Emilio Nava 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-0.
But he was blown away in the night session by 20-year-old Draper, who has improved at lightning speed this season and dominated last year’s Auger-Aliassime semi-final in a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory.
“It was a tough race,” Draper said. “He’s obviously a top player for a reason. Someone I’ve been watching for the last few years, wanting to get the chance to play against him.
“Beating him in a grand slam is obviously a big achievement for me. I’m proud of the way I performed out there today.
“All the hard work I’ve put in over the last few years is for these moments. Obviously (for) myself it also means a lot, but (for) all the people around me who support me on a daily basis, through the highs and lows down with me, this is a big moment.”
The result means Draper, who will next meet Russia’s Karen Khachanov, will break into the top 50 for the first time having been ranked outside the 250 at the start of the season.
Who are the defending champions?
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev is the defending men’s champion after beating Dominik Koepfer in straight sets after last year’s final.
Raducanu is of course the reigning women’s champion but has not won a tournament since, pulling out injured in Rome in May and Nottingham in June and exiting Roland-Garros and Wimbledon in the second round.
What are the last odds?
Daniil Medvedev 7/4
Rafael Nadal 9/2
Carlos Alcaraz 9/2
Nick Kyrgios 11/2
Cameron Norrie 40/1
Andy Murray 50/1
Iga Swiatek 7/2
Coco Gauff 12/1
Caroline Garcia 1/14
Aryna Sabalenka 20/1
Odds are right on August 25th