How Has the 2022 U.S. Open Gone So Far?
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It’s getting close to the end of the first day of the U.S. Open, and so far, the event has not disappointed! Read on below for coverage of the biggest upsets of day one, as well as information about some of the biggest matches to come and where you can watch the tournament.
The 2022 U.S. Open
The 2022 U.S. Open is the 142nd iteration of the event and is taking place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York City, New York. The U.S. Open is the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year and is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world.
Surprises and upsets
The first big upset of the tournament came from the U.S.’s JJ Wolf beating Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, ranked #16. This win was Wolf’s first career top 20 victory. Another big surprise was an excellent performance from the U.K.’s Andy Murray, who beat #24 Francisco Cerundolo from Argentina. China’s Wu Yibing had a phenomenal day, crushing Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-4, 6-0. This is a significant moment for Wu as he became the first Chinese man to win a U.S. Open match.
On the women’s side of things, #124 Daria Snigur from Ukraine beat #7 Simona Halep, the Canadian champion, in a stunning surprise upset. This marks only the third time Halep has lost in the first round of the Open in 19 years of attending the event. Tennis fans around the world are excited to see 20-year-old Snigur proudly representing her country.
Exciting matchups to come
The first session of the men’s and women’s singles portion of the tournament started at 11 am this morning, and the second will begin at 7 pm this evening. The first round will continue in two sessions tomorrow, which will finalize who is going on to the next phase of the tournament. The doubles tournament will begin its tournament on Wednesday, and the singles tournament will continue into its second round at that time. The finals will take place on September 10 and 11.
There are certain to be plenty of fantastic games ahead, as we still haven’t seen several of the biggest names in this year’s Open. Arguably the biggest event of the day, tennis legend Serena Williams will open the night session tonight with the first match of her final career tournament. She will be facing Danka Kovinic from Montenegro.
How can you stay updated?
If you want to stay updated on the rest of the U.S. Open, your best resource is the event’s official website. The website displays live scores and highlights as well as pictures and articles to help you get to know all the major players in this year’s Open, from stars to newcomers to the tournament.
To stream U.S. Open matches online or on your TV, ESPN is the all-inclusive option. ESPN has had exclusive rights to broadcast the tournament for the last eight years and presents over 140 hours of comprehensive coverage of the event. The broadcast schedule with relevant ESPN channels is available here.