The Australian Open 2014 live stream and TV schedule served up the latest tennis tournament as of Sunday, Jan. 12, with major stars competing for the latest championships. This year, experts are predicting that Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will capture the men's and women's championships, respectively. With the latest action going on in Melbourne, Australia, fans will get treated to a good two weeks of action via the televised and live stream Australian Open coverage.
According to an ESPN.com tennis report on Jan. 12, Stanislas Wawrinka became the first of the men's pro players to advance to the second round. Wawrinka, a No.8-seed in this year's Australian Open, advanced with a win over Andrey Golubev who had to withdraw due to an injured left left. Wawrinka had a 6-4, 6-1 advantage when his opponent was forced to quit. Many experts are predicting that Novak Djokovic, or Rafael Nadal, will end up as the victors for the men's draw at the Australian Open this year. Djokovic is scheduled to play Lukas Lacko in a fourth match at Rod Laver Arena, while No.1 seed Rafael Nadal will play Bernard Tomic of Great Britain at a time and court to be determined.
As for the women's players, Kirsten Flipkens, a No. 18 seed in the tournament defeated Laura Robson 6-3, 6-0, becoming the first woman to advance. Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic defeated Pauline Parmentier 6-0, 6-1 to also advance. Serena and Venus Williams were each scheduled for opening round matches Sunday night, while No.3 seed David Ferrer was in action as of this report, and leading Alejandro Gonzalez 5-3 in their opening set. Serena Williams is an overwhelming favorite by experts to win the Australian Open for the women, with a few selecting Li Na to take the championship.
On Monday, action will continue from various courts including Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena for the first round of the Open tournament. ESPN2 and ESPN3 will present coverage from 3 a.m. EST onward, with more coverage happening at 7 p.m. on ESPN3, and 9 p.m. EST coverage presented by Franklin Templeton Investments on ESPN2. Viers can watch on WatchESPN broadband sports network at the various scheduled times, or also check out live streaming online video feeds at the Australian Open website.