Day 8 of the 2014 US Open will showcase round of 16 coverage on both the men’s and women’s sides, as we draw one step closer to the finals.
Today’s coverage will be split between the Tennis Channel, CBS Sports and the CBS Sports Network as follows:
11 A.M. (EST)-6 P.M. (EST) Round of 16 on CBS/CBS Sports Network.
7 P.M. (EST)-11 P.M. (EST) PrimeTime at he US Open Round of 16 on the Tennis Channel.
11 P.M. (EST)-6 A.M. (EST) US Open Tonight (days highlights).
The US Open Live site is free for everyone, but available in the U.S. only. CBS Sports has streaming, but you must register with them first and The Tennis Channel Everywhere site can only be accessed through your existing cable/internet provider.
Day 8 has some great matches for the fans to enjoy, with most of the remaining top seeds competing. For a complete list of the order of play for Day 8 go to the US Open Site.
Here are the key matches to watch for:
Serena Williams-vs-Kaia Kanepi: match play after 11 A.M. (EST), Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Williams has looked rock-steady during this tournament and is undefeated in her 3 previous meetings with Kanepi, although their last meeting was over 5 years ago,
Kanepi just upset the #15 seed, Carla Suarez, but Serena is just 1 win away from the quarterfinals and appears unbeatable.
Williams in straight sets: 6-4, 6-2.
The other women’s match to watch is Ekaterina Makarova-vs-Eugenie Bouchard (match play after 11 A.M. (EST).
Novak Djokovic-vs-Phillipp Kohlschreiber: (match play after 11 A.M. (EST), Louie Armstrong Stadium.
Djokovic has looked nothing short of spectacular throughout this tournament, playing only 72 games thus far.
He just beat Sam Querrey, a match where he only lost 7 games, so things are not looking good for Kohlschreiber, who has played well at 31 years of age, but is coming up against an unstoppable force.
Djokovic in straight sets: 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.
Fans will also want to watch Jo Wilfried-Tsonga play Andy Murray (match play after 11 A.M. (EST).
Here are the highlights from day 7:
For the women, day 7 brought about the stunning defeat of the heavily favored Maria Sharapova at the hands of Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, Sara Errani beat Mirjan Lucic Baroni 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 and Belinda Bencic eliminated Jelena Jankovic 7-6, 6-3.
For the men Roger Federer beat Marcel Granollers in 4 sets 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.
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