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U.S. Open schedule: How to watch semifinal matches

The U.S. Open was rained out Thursday night. Here is what you need to know about the schedule changes, and how to watch every semifinal match.
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The U.S. Open was rained out on Thursday night, forcing alterations to the schedule.

The women’s semifinals, which pit No. 1 Serena Williams against Roberta Vinci and No. 2 Simona Halep against Flavia Pennetta, will now begin at 11 a.m. ET on Friday. The matches were originally scheduled to begin on Thursday evening.

The men’s semifinals were pushed to 5 p.m. ET Friday. The men’s group features matches between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic as well as between No. 2 Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.

Two wins stand between Williams and a calendar-year grand slam, a feat that hasn’t been completed by a female player since Steffi Graf in 1988. Williams has already won titles at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon this year.

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How to watch

Start time: 11 a.m. ET
Live stream:ESPN3
TV coverage: ESPN


Women’s Singles Semifinals:

No. 26 Flavia Pennetta (ITA) vs. No. 2 Simona Halep (ROU): 11 a.m. ET

No. 1 Serena Williams (USA) vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA): Immediately following first match

Men’s Singles Semifinals:

No. 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. No. 9 Marin Cilic (CRO): 5 p.m. ET

No. 5 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. No. 2 Roger Federer (SUI): Immediately following first match