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The two-night event begins with the Semifinals on May 29 at 8/7c, followed by the Finals LIVE on May 30 at 8/7c.

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ION Plus is your streaming home for live coverage of every round, including the Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals! Coverage runs May 28-30. See the full television schedule below.

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Television Schedule

preliminaries Tuesday, May 28 8 a.m. - 7:40 p.m. ET
quarterfinals Wednesday, May 29 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET
semifinals Wednesday, May 29 8-10 p.m. ET
finals Thursday, May 30 8 - 10 p.m. ET