Monday, January 14, 2013

Australian Open TV schedule, pro rankings, calendar

AUSTRALIAN OPEN TV SCHEDULE
(All Times PST)
   Today -- First round, 2-4 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 4-6 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live), 6 p.m.-4 a.m. Tuesday (ESPN2, live).
   Tuesday -- First round, 4-11 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (ESPN2, repeat), 2-4 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 4-6 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live), 6 p.m.-4 a.m. Wednesday (ESPN2, live).
   Wednesday -- Second round, 4-11 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (ESPN2, repeat), 2-4 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 4-8 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live), 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Thursday (ESPN2, live).
   Thursday -- Second round, 4-11 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (ESPN2, repeat), 2-4 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); third round, 4-8 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live), 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday (ESPN2, live).
   Friday -- Third round, 4-11 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (ESPN2, repeat), 2-4 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 4-6 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live), 6 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday (ESPN2, live).
   Saturday -- Third round, 4-6:55 a.m. (ESPN2, repeat), 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); fourth round, 4-6 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live), 6 p.m.-4 a.m. Sunday (ESPN2, live).
   Sunday -- Fourth round, 4-8 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 8 a.m.-noon (ESPN2, repeat), noon-4 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 4-6 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live), 6 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday (ESPN2, live).
   Monday, Jan. 21 -- Fourth round, 3 a.m.-4 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); quarterfinals, 4-6 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live), 6 p.m.-3 a.m. Tuesday (ESPN2, live).
   Tuesday, Jan. 22 -- Quarterfinals, 3-11 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (ESPN2, repeat), 2-4 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 4-6 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live), 6 p.m.-3 a.m. Wednesday (ESPN2, live).
   Wednesday, Jan. 23 -- Quarterfinals, 3-11 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (ESPN2, repeat), 2-4 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); TBA, 4-6:30 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live); women's semifinals 6:30-11 p.m. (ESPN2, live).
   Thursday, Jan. 24 -- Men's semifinal, 12:30-3 a.m. (ESPN2, live); semifinals, 3-10 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); men's semifinal, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (ESPN2, repeat); semifinals, 1-8 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); mixed doubles semifinal/women's doubles final, 8 p.m.-midnight (Tennis Channel, live).
   Friday, Jan. 25 -- Men's semifinal, 12:30-3 a.m. (ESPN2, live); men's semifinal/women's doubles final, 3-10 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); men's semifinal, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (ESPN2, repeat); men's semifinal/women's doubles final, 1-11 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat).
   Saturday, Jan. 26 -- Women's final, midnight-2:30 a.m. (ESPN2, live); men's doubles final, 2:30-4:30 a.m. (Tennis Channel, live); women's doubles final, 4:30-6 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); women's final, 6-8 a.m. (ESPN2, repeat); men's doubles final/men's semifinals/women's final, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); women's final, 7-9 p.m. (ESPN2, repeat); mixed doubles final, 9:30-11:30 p.m. (Tennis Channel, live).
   Sunday, Jan. 27 -- Men's final, 12:30-3 a.m. (Tennis Channel, live); women's final, 4-6 a.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); men's final, 6-11 a.m. (ESPN2, repeat); women's final/men's final, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Tennis Channel, repeat); men's final, 4:30-9:30 p.m. (ESPN2, repeat).
PRO RANKINGS
   Following are this week's world rankings of professional players with Northern California ties (change from last week in parentheses):
Men
   Kevin Anderson, Sacramento Capitals (2012) of World TeamTennis -- No. 31 in singles (+5), No. 91 in doubles (no change).
   Nick Andrews, Cal All-American in 2012, resident of Folsom in the Sacramento area -- No. 1,071 in doubles (-1), No. 1,516 in singles (+1).  
   Bob Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 2 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mardy Fish, Capitals (2012) -- No. 27 in singles (no change), No. 731 in doubles (no change).
   John Paul Fruttero, Cal All-American in 2001 and 2002 -- No. 132 in doubles (+1), unranked in singles.
   Artem Ilyushin, resident of Granite Bay in the Sacramento area -- No. 1,102 in singles (+1), No. 1,507 in doubles (no change).
   Bradley Klahn, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 255 in singles (-1), No. 577 in doubles (no change).
   Alex Kuznetsov, Capitals (2012) -- No. 219 in singles (no change), No. 224 in doubles (+1).
   Scott Lipsky, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 25 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012) -- No. 22 in singles (no change), No. 45 in doubles (no change).
   Ryan Sweeting, Capitals (2012) -- No. 153 in singles (-9), No. 1,094 in doubles (no change).
   Ryan Thacher, 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 546 in doubles (no change), No. 987 in singles (no change).
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident -- No. 121 in singles (+1), No. 289 in doubles (+1).
   Pedro Zerbini, All-Pacific-10 Conference first team at Cal (2009-11) -- No. 482 in singles (no change), career-high No. 606 in doubles (no change).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 143 in singles (+1), No. 428 in doubles (-1). 
   Vania King, Capitals (2010-12) -- No. 20 in doubles (no change), No. 76 in singles (-1).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 14 in doubles (no change), No. 1,108 in singles (-4).
   Asia Muhammad, Capitals (2012) -- No. 161 in doubles (+1), No. 466 in singles (-1).
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto resident -- No. 115 in doubles (-1), No. 128 in singles (-1).
   Yasmin Schnack, resident of Elk Grove in the Sacramento area, Capitals (2011-12) -- No. 167 in doubles (no change), No. 548 in singles (no change).
   Romana Tedjakusuma, Tracy resident -- No. 461 in singles (-1), No. 1,107 in doubles (-2).
   CoCo Vandeweghe, Capitals (2009, 2012) -- No. 99 in singles (+1), No. 495 in doubles (no change).
CALENDAR
   Through Jan. 27, 2013 -- AUSTRALIAN OPEN, www.australianopen.org. 2012 champions: Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka, Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek, Svetlana Kuznetsova-Vera Zvonareva.
   Tuesday -- Sacramento State men at Stanford in spring season opener for both teams, 1:30 p.m, www.hornetsports.com, www.gostanford.com.
   Friday -- Stanford women open spring season at Freeman Invitational in Las Vegas and at NCTC Classic in Indian Wells, Calif., times TBA, www.gostanford.com. UC Davis women open spring season vs. Northern Arizona in Tempe, Ariz., 1 p.m., www.ucdavisaggies.com.
   Saturday -- UC Davis men at Santa Clara in spring season opener for both teams, 10 a.m., www.ucdavisaggies.com, www.santaclarabroncos.com.
   Feb. 1 -- Sacramento State women open spring season at Arizona, 12:30 p.m., www.hornetsports.com.
   Feb. 1-3, 2013 -- Davis Cup, first round, Brazil at United States, www.daviscup.com.
   Feb. 9-10, 2013 -- Fed Cup, first round, United States at Italy, www.fedcup.com.
   Feb. 11-17, 2013 -- SAP Open, HP Pavilion in San Jose, www.sapopentennis.com. 2012 champions: Milos Raonic, Mark Knowles-Xavier Malisse.
   March 4-17, 2013 -- BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, Calif., www.bnpparibasopen.com. 2012 champions: Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka, Marc Lopez-Rafael Nadal, Liezel Huber-Lisa Raymond.
   April 26-28 -- Big Sky Conference men's and women's tournament, Gold River Racquet Club, Gold River, Calif., www.bigskyconf.com.

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