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US Open Live Stream: How to Watch the 2019 Tennis Tournament

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 26: Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a backhand against Sumit Nagal of India in the first round of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2019 in New York City.
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Following a wonderful show of sportsmanship, the round of 16 begins in mere minutes today (Sept. 1) at Queens, NY's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. You'll need one of the best US Open live streams to stay caught up on the most anticipated matchups, as well as a lot of attention, as the Open is still making up for lost time from Wednesday's rainouts.

Yesterday (Aug. 31) the reigning and defending Women's Champ Naomi Osaka eliminated the young upstart Coco Gauff, but then invited her to share the post-match on-court interview.

Also yesterday, Federer felled Ashleigh Barty in a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 win, and he's going into todays play with the David Goffin (who's expected to be a bigger challenge) on his schedule.

One of the other biggest highlight we've seen so far featured Serena Williams annihilating Maria Sharapova in a 6-1, 6-1 first-round match. Today, Williams looks to continue her winning ways against Karolina Muchova, in a face-off originally scheduled for Wednesday, but then delayed because of rain. Neither Muchova and Williams had an easy time in the previous match, with the latter dropping the first set before coming back and the former requiring a third-set tiebreaker.

What's the 2019 US Open Tennis schedule?

The round of 16 begins today (Sunday, Sept. 1) and ends tomorrow (Sept. 2). For most of the tournament, match play kicks off every day at 11 a.m. Eastern (8 a.m. Pacific | 4 p.m. BST).

Quarterfinal matches occur on Sept. 3 & 4. Sept. 5 marks the women's semifinals, and the following day (Sept. 6) will see the men's semifinals. 

Finally (pun intended) the women's final of the US Open is slated for Sept. 7, while the men's final follows on Sept. 8.

How can I watch a 2019 US Open live stream in the U.S.? 

ESPN owns the rights to the 2019 US Open, which means most fans don't need to spend too much time hunting for the matches. The self-proclaimed "worldwide leader in sports" is found in many cable providers' entry-level packages. 

If you don't have a cable subscription, don't worry. You can still watch the match by signing up for a TV streaming service. Hulu TV ($44.99 a month), PlayStation Vue ($49.99 a month), DirecTV Now ($50 a month), Sling TV ($25 a month) and YouTube TV ($49.99 a month) all include ESPN at no extra charge.

If you're not near a TV, you can stream the final on ESPN's video streaming service from your phone, laptop or streaming box. 

Formerly Watch ESPN, the network's streaming service is now built into the ESPN app, which is available on Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, PS4 and other platforms. After selecting the "Watch" tab in the ESPN app, just sign in to your cable provider to start viewing the match. 

You can even stream the festivities on ESPN+ ($49.99 a year) subscription streaming service won't be showing the matches, but it will have additional coverage from the outer courts. 

How do I use a VPN to catch a US Open live stream? 

If you’re traveling outside the country, but still want to live stream the US Open and see who makes it through early play to later rounds, a virtual private network, or VPN, could be an ideal choice. 

Actually choosing a service could be a challenge, but fortunately, we’ve tested out many different offerings to find out who offers the best VPN. Our top pick is ExpressVPN, which offers superb speeds that will meet the needs of most users, but you’ve got other options as well.

ExpressVPN: Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN tops the lots thanks to its killer combination of smooth connection speeds, strong security and practical ease-of-use. Oh and it works on pretty much every streaming device you can think of (Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PS4, Xbox, etc). Throw in a 30-day (hey, that's all of the Open) with a money-back guarantee, and you're probably curious. Customers who sign up for a year get 3 months on the house.View Deal

NordVPN: Cheap and secure, NordVPN is just $2.99/month for a three-year contract, while a month of service costs $11.95. NordVPN uses 2048-bit encryption, and makes it easy to use streaming services.View Deal

TunnelBear: Performance is just average, but this is one of the simpler VPNs out there, and at $9.99 for one month of service, TunnelBear is a lower-cost option if you just want to use the VPN during the Wimbledon final festivities.View Deal

How can I view a U.S. Open live stream without a cable or satellite subscription?

Even cord cutters can watch the US Open. Some of our favorite live TV streaming packages offer ESPN (though the sports-obsessed FuboTV doesn't).

DirecTV Now (which is now AT&T TV NOW) is a handy streaming service that includes a variety of channels in its entry-level tier, including ESPN. It starts at $50 per month for 45 channels, including HBO.View Deal

Hulu's Live TV package will set you back $45 per month for 60 channels. (ESPN is included in that mix.) Best of all, you can record up to 50 hours of programming to Hulu's cloud DVR.View Deal

With a $49-a-month PlayStation Vue subscription, you can stream ESPN through the service’s Access tier, which is the entry-level package from PlayStation.View Deal

The Sling Orange package ($15 per month) doesn’t include local channels, which often scares sports fans away, but it does pack ESPN.View Deal

The $50-a-month YouTube TV has more than 70 channels that make it easy to watch the programming you want. YouTube TV also features unlimited cloud DVR storage, so you can watch the tournament at a later date.View Deal

How can I watch the 2019 US Open in the UK? 

Amazon has the exclusive streaming rights to the US Open all wrapped up. That means you need Amazon Prime Video (£7.99 per month) to stream the tourney, but there's a 30-day free trial to new customers.