2011 Australian Open Television Schedule

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Updated: January 12, 2011

The 2011 season’s first Grand Slam, the 2011 Australian Open, begins Monday January 17th, in Melbourne. In the US, the Australian Open TV scheduled LIVE coverage begins Sunday evening on ESPN2, and The Tennis Channel begins their broadcast on Monday January 17th. Because of the time difference, fans will be up late for the action down under.

ESPN2 will air a record 124 hours of live coverage during the tournament plus another 50 hours of tape delayed tennis. The first ball is tossed LIVE at 7pm EST. ESPN3.com will stream live over 600 hours of Australian Open tennis featuring seven courts that are available by the viewer on demand. Both channels will have the men’s and women’s semifinals and finals live both on TV and streamed on the internet.

Last September, the network and the Australian Open reached a 10-year extension from 2012 through 2021 for broadcast rights.

The Australian Open has been a fixture on ESPN since 1984, making it the network’s longest uninterrupted professional sports programming relationship.

The 2011 ESPN2 commentary team in Australia includes Cliff Drysdale, Dick Enberg, Chris Fowler, Chris McKendry, Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert, Pam Shriver, Tom Rinaldi and Patrick McEnroe. Mary Carillo is no longer with the ESPN2 tennis team.

Tennis Channel will again offer a live two hour block nearly every evening (7pm-9pm ET) from the start of play in Australia before ESPN2 takes over. Tennis Channel has about 30 hours of live match play on their two-week Australian Open schedule along with 75 hours of the daily morning show “Australian Open Today”. Their live coverage includes the singles quarterfinals, doubles championships and mixed doubles final.

The Tennis Channel’s commentary team includes Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport, who just signed multiyear deals with The Tennis Channel, as well as Justin Gimelstob, Leif Shiras and Bill Macatee.

For those outside of the USA, please check your local listings for TV coverage and Australian Open live streaming options.

All times are Eastern, and in most cases the each day listed begins in U.S. prime time and extends into the following day

Television Schedule for the 2011 Australian Open

 

Date Time Round Channel
Jan. 16 6:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 17 3:00 – 8:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 17 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Early Rounds ESPN2
Jan. 17 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Early Rounds (Live) Tennis Channel
Jan. 17 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 18 3:00 – 8:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 18 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Early Rounds ESPN2
Jan. 18 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Early Rounds (Live) Tennis Channel
Jan. 18 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 19 3:00 – 8:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 19 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Early Rounds ESPN2
Jan. 19 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Early Rounds (Live) Tennis Channel
Jan. 19 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 20 3:00 – 8:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 20 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Early Rounds ESPN2
Jan. 20 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Early Rounds (Live) Tennis Channel
Jan. 20 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 21 3:00 – 8:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 21 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Early Rounds ESPN2
Jan. 21 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Early Rounds (Live) Tennis Channel
Jan. 21 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 22 3:00 – 7:30 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 22 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Early Rounds ESPN2
Jan. 22 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Early Rounds (Live) Tennis Channel
Jan. 22 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 23 3:00 – 8:00 a.m. Early Rounds (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 23 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Early Rounds ESPN2
Jan. 23 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Round of 16 (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 24 3:30 – 8:00 a.m. Round of 16 (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 24 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Round of 16 ESPN2
Jan. 24 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Round of 16/Quarterfinals (Live) Tennis Channel
Jan. 24 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Quarterfinals (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 25 3:30 – 8:00 a.m. Quarterfinals (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 25 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Quarterfinals ESPN2
Jan. 25 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Quarterfinals (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 26 3:30 – 8:00 a.m. Quarterfinals (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 26 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Quarterfinals ESPN2
Jan. 26 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Tennis Channel
Jan. 26 9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Women’s Semifinals (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 27 3:30 – 6:00 a.m. Men’s Semifinals (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 27 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Men’s Semifinals ESPN2
Jan. 27 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Semifinals Tennis Channel
Jan. 27 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Women’s Doubles Final (Live) Tennis Channel
Jan. 28 1:00 – 3:00 a.m. Semifinals Tennis Channel
Jan. 28 3:30 – 6:00 a.m. Men’s Semifinals (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 28 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Men’s Semifinals ESPN2
Jan. 28 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Semifinals Tennis Channel
Jan. 29 3:30 – 5:30 a.m. Women’s Final (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 29 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Men’s Doubles Final (Live) Tennis Channel
Jan. 29 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Women’s Final Tennis Channel
Jan. 29 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Women’s Final ESPN2
Jan. 29 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Women’s Final Tennis Channel
Jan. 29 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. Women’s Final/Men’s Semis/ Doubles Final Tennis Channel
Jan. 29 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Women’s Final ESPN2
Jan. 30 12:30 – 2:30 a.m. Mixed Doubles Final (Live) Tennis Channel
Jan. 30 3:30 – 6:30 a.m. Men’s Final (Live) ESPN2
Jan. 30 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Men’s Final Tennis Channel
Jan. 30 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Men’s Final ESPN2
Jan. 30 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Men’s Final Tennis Channel
Jan. 30 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Men’s Final Tennis Channel
Jan. 30 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Men’s Final ESPN2
Jan. 30 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Men’s Final Tennis Channel

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2011 on ESPN3.com

Date Time (ET) Event
Sun, Jan 16 – 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. Early round play LIVE
Tue, Jan 25 3 – 8 a.m. – * LIVE
Wed, Jan 26 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. Quarterfinals LIVE
9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. Women’s Semifinals LIVE
3:30 – 6 a.m. Men’s Semifinal #1 LIVE
Thurs, Jan 27 11 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. W.Doubles Final / Mixed Doubles Semifinal LIVE
3:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Men’s Semifinal #2 LIVE
Fri, Jan 28 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Boys’ and Girls’ Finals LIVE
Fri, Jan 28 3 – 5:30 a.m. Women’s Final LIVE
Sat, Jan. 29 12:30 – 2 a.m. Mixed Doubles Final LIVE
3 – 6:30 a.m. Men’s Final LIVE