Friday January 8th, 2016

The main draw of the 2016 Australian Open begins Jan. 18 in Melbourne (Jan. 17 on the East Coast of the United States). Novak Djokovic will look to defend his men’s singles title after opening the year with a title in Qatar, where he dominated Rafael Nadal 6–1, 6–2 in the final. Djokovic has won five Australian Open titles over his career.

Serena Williams took home the 2015 title last year and enters the tournament ranked No. 1 in the world. Williams’s first match of 2016 at the Hopman Cup was cut short with knee inflammation, as she retired in the second set.

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer are the top three seeds on the men's side. Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza are the top women's seeds. 

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You can live stream the tournament on Watch ESPN and Tennis Channel Live.

Here is the full tournament schedule, with all dates and times ET:

2016 Tournament Schedule
 
DATE TIME (ET) Event network
Jan. 17 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. First round ESPN 2
Jan. 18 7 p.m. – 9 a.m. First round Tennis Channel
Jan. 18 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. First round ESPN 2
Jan. 19 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. First round Tennis Channel
Jan. 19 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. Second round ESPN 2
Jan. 20 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Second round Tennis Channel
Jan. 20 9 p.m.– 7 a.m. Second round ESPN 2
Jan. 21 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Third round Tennis Channel
Jan. 21 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. Third round ESPN 2
Jan. 22 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Third round Tennis Channel
Jan. 22 9 p.m. – 7 p.m. Third round ESPN 2
Jan. 23 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Round of 16 Tennis Channel
Jan. 23 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Round of 16 ESPN 2
Jan. 24 3 a.m. – 7 a.m. Round of 16 ESPN 2
Jan. 24 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Round of 16 Tennis Channel
Jan. 24 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.  Round of 16 ESPN 2
Jan. 25 3 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.  Round of 16 ESPN 2
Jan. 25 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals Tennis Channel
Jan. 25 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.  Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals ESPN 2
Jan. 26 3 a.m. – 6 a.m.  Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals  ESPN 2
Jan. 26 7 p.m. – 9 p.m Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals Tennis Channel
Jan. 26 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.  Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals ESPN 2
Jan. 27 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. Quarterfinals ESPN 2
Jan. 27 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Tennis Channel
Jan. 27 9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. Women’s Semifinals ESPN 2
Jan. 28 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. Men’s Semifinals ESPN
Jan. 28 11 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. Mixed Doubles Semifinals/Women’s Doubles Final Tennis Channel
Jan. 29 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. Men’s Semifinals ESPN
Jan. 30 3 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. Women’s Finals ESPN
Jan. 30 5:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. Men’s Doubles Final Tennis Channel
Jan. 31 Midnight – 2 a.m. Mixed Doubles Final Tennis Channel
Jan. 31 3 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.  Men’s Final ESPN

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