The US Open began this week and lesbian icon Martina Navratilova is covering it for the Tennis Channel. Earlier this year, the sports channel put together a documentary exploring her history with the sport. The doc is not only compelling and moving but captures Martina talking honestly and candidly about her coming out process.
This week we're giving away an autographed copy of The Tennis Channel's Signature Series: Martina Navratilova in conjunction with the US Open. There's a schedule for the Tennis Channel's live coverage after the jump.
To win, just leave a comment below. The winner will be drawn at random. Contest closes at 9:30am Eastern Time on Thursday, September 2, 2009. Contributors are not eligible to win. Be sure you use a valid e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
Tennis Channel's Live 2009 US Open Match Schedule - Entirely in High Definition
Date Time (ET) Event
Monday, Aug. 31 11 a.m.-7 p.m. First-Round Action
Tuesday, Sept. 1 11 a.m.-7 p.m. First-Round Action
Wednesday, Sept. 2 11 a.m.-7 p.m. First-Round, Second-Round Action
Thursday, Sept. 3 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Second-Round Action
Friday, Sept. 4 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Second-Round, Third-Round Action
Saturday, Sept. 5 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Third-Round Action
Sunday, Sept. 6 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Third-Round, Round-of-16 Action
Tuesday, Sept. 8 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Round-of-16 Action, Doubles
Wednesday, Sept. 9 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Doubles Quarterfinals, Mixed Semifinals
Thursday, Sept. 10 8 a.m.-Noon Doubles, Juniors
Tennis Channel will also offer same-day replays of the men's and women's singles finals and women's semifinals, and next-morning replays of the men's semifinals (all times ET):
Friday, Sept. 11 - 7 p.m.-11 p.m.: women's semifinals
Saturday, Sept. 12 - 11 p.m.-6 a.m.: women's final; men's semifinals
Sunday, Sept. 13 - 6 a.m.-1 p.m.: women's final; men's semifinals; 11 p.m.-2 a.m.: men's final
Monday, Sept. 14 - 2 a.m.-5 a.m.; 6 a.m.-9 a.m.: men's final
Tennis Channel's US Open Tonight, Breakfast at the Open Schedule
US Open Tonight and Breakfast at the Open run evenings and mornings throughout the US Open, Monday, Aug. 31-Monday, Sept. 14. The schedule, which begins on the first day of play, is as follows (all times ET):
11 p.m.-3 a.m. - US Open Tonight
3 a.m.-6 a.m. - US Open Tonight (encore)
6 a.m.-10 a.m. - Breakfast at the Open
10 a.m.-11 a.m. - Breakfast at the Open (second edition)
Beginning with US Open Tonight on Saturday, Sept. 12, all editions of both shows consist of encore replays of the men's semifinals and finals and women's finals, concluding with Breakfast at the Open on Monday, Sept. 14. During this time the above schedule differs slightly due to varying match lengths.