The US Open tennis 2013 live stream and TV schedule brings the women's final to the sports world on Sunday, Sept. 8, with Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams set to battle for the Grand Slam title. The matchup will be a rematch of the 2012 final, which Williams went on to win. Azarenka, the underdog once again, will attempt to dethrone Serena in the women's pro tennis rankings. Today's US Open 2013 live stream and televised coverage is available for fans through CBS and the US Open Live site.
A Sept. 7 report via USOpen.org details the telling stat facing Azarenka in today's matchup: she's never defeated Serena at a Grand Slam, going 0-7 against her in major competition. Azarenka is also 18-7 overall at the US Open tournament, but once again Serena has the upper hand with an impressive 71-9 record overall in the tourney. As for their all-time head-to-head comparison, Azarenka is 3-12 against Williams. A win at the US Open today could be the start for Victoria Azarenka's ascent to the No.1 spot in tennis, but Serena has seemed tough so far at the latest edition of the Open.
When asked about her opponent for today, Azarenka summed up the strategy for how to defeat Serena, telling the media:
"You've got to fight. You've got to run. You've got to grind. And you've got to bite with your teeth for whatever opportunity you have. She's obviously an amazing player. She's the greatest of all time."
Williams was all business with the media, describing how well the two rivals know each other now, saying, “I know her game as well as she knows mine. She knows what I do great, what I do bad and what I can do better. At this point, it’s just all about playing tennis.” Williams has dispatched of rival Sloane Stephens of the USA, followed by Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the quarterfinals, and No. 5 Na Li of China in the semis. On Azarenka's path to today's final she defeated Daniela Hantuchova in the quarterfinals and Flavia Pennetta in the semifinals. The collision course between the top two women's tennis stars seemed inevitable.
Azarenka, currently ranked as the No. 2 overall tennis player on the women's side, has never won at the US Open, but has reached the finals these past two years. She's won the Australian Open the past two years and seems to be on the rise, but Serena stands in her way. Can she finally dethrone the queen of women's tennis in today's US Open Final?
Predictions currently favor Serena to repeat as the US Open champion, which isn't a surprise. The odds makers at various sports books agree, giving Williams the edge. For example, Bovada lists Williams as a -450 favorite, while the underdog Azarenka is priced at +325. Area weather forecasts do predict a very slight chance of rain, but mostly sunny skies with temperatures reaching near 80 degrees at the Flushing Meadow area of New York today.
Today's Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka match has a scheduled coverage start time of 4:30 p.m. EST. The match will be televised via cable or satellite providers on CBS and the local affiliate stations around the country. In addition, the US Open website will have live streaming online coverage of the match here at US Open Live.