Serena Williams starts her pursuit of history Monday evening, with a first round match on the Arthur Ashe Stadium against unseeded Russian Vitalia Diatchenko. Should the World Number 1 prove victorious in just under two weeks’ time, she’ll become the first woman to win a Calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf achieved the feat back in 1988. Victory at Flushing Meadow will also see Williams tie Graf’s total of 22 career Grand Slams, the record for the Open era, as well as become the first woman to win five consecutive Grand Slams since 1989. So no pressure.
Elsewhere, Rafael Nadal opens his tournament against Croatian Borna Coric in the late game on Arthur Ashe, while Novak Djokovic faces Brazilian Joao Souza earlier in the day.
For a full rundown of the order of play for Monday, click here.
In the US, ESPN3 has live coverage from 11am Eastern through until 11pm, with additional coverage on ESPN (1pm – 6pm) and ESPN2 (6pm – 11pm) throughout the day. The Tennis Channel has highlights throughout the night from 11pm.
In the UK, Sky Sports 1 has full live coverage of the day’s play from 4pm BST, through until 4am. British Eurosport also has live coverage from 3:45pm BST.
Across Europe, Eurosport has live coverage from 4:45pm CET.
If you can’t get in front of a TV, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch US Open Tennis Online
In the US, if you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to Watch ESPN, you can watch the day’s play at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
In the UK, viewers with access to a satellite subscription can watch the tennis online through Sky Go. You’ll need the log-in and password for a satellite subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream.
Across Europe, viewers with a Eurosport Player subscription will be able to watch here.
Watch US Open Tennis on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users with access to Watch ESPN can watch the tennis on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store or Google Play store.
Mobile users in the UK can watch the day’s play on the Sky GO app, which is free to download from the App Store or Google Play store. You’ll need a satellite subscription and log-in details to access the stream.