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Winter Olympics late night: What to watch/stream

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It’s a big night tonight for curling, as serious medal contenders face off and fates can be sealed. The Canadian women are in survival mode after starting a horrendous 0-3, and hosts South Korea have been performing above expections. For those looking for a preview of what the gold medal match might be like, switch over to watch the Britons challenge the Swedes. The American men are also in action as they continue to push for a semifinal bid, where they take on Norway.

Elsewhere tonight, the Dutch look to continue their dominant results in speed skating whilst the men’s aerials competition concludes in freestyle skiing.


Curling

It’s a big game tonight in the women’s field between Great Britain and Sweden. With Canada’s repeat bid looking ever more insecure, these two medal contenders have stepped up their game to fill the vacuum that the Canadians abandoned at the top. Sweden are currently sitting at a perfect 4-0, whilst Great Britain only lost once in a surprising defeat to the USA. This could be a preview of the gold medal match later next week.

The American men have an opportunity to really push for a semifinals bid when they take on Norway, who currently sit 1-3. This begins a stretch of games that will really push this team, who’ve yet to play against Canada and Great Britain. A victory today for the USA will effectively eliminate the Norwegians and bring the Americans one step closer to the semifinals as the round robin begins to wind down.

Women’s Tournament

CHN vs. KOR Stream Live Here 12:05a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

CAN vs. SUI Stream Live Here 12:05a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

GBR vs. SWE Stream Live Here 12:05a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

Men’s Tournament

DEN vs. KOR Stream Live Here 6:05a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

ITA vs. GBR Stream Live Here 6:05a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

SWE vs. JPN Stream Live Here 6:05a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

USA vs. NOR Stream Live Here 6:05a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

Cross-Country

Sweden come into the men’s relay as defending gold medal champions, but the Norwegians are good enough to cause the upset. Sochi silver medalists, Olympic Athletes from Russia, haven’t been performing well in the cross-country this year.

Men’s 4x10km Relay Stream Live Here 1:15a.m. EST / 10:15p.m. PST

Hockey

The Czechs had a big game the other day, defeating the Canadians in overtime. They should be good enough to see of their Swiss opposition in their final game of the preliminary phase.

Men’s Tournament

CZE vs. SUI Stream Live Here 2:40a.m. EST / 11:40p.m. PST

Women’s Tournament

Classification Stage: JPN vs. SWE Stream Live Here 2:40a.m. EST / 11:40p.m. PST

Freestyle Skiing

Mac Bohonnon was expected to be one of the serious medal contenders for the final, but the American failed to even qualify. Instead the U.S. will be placing its hope in Jon Lillis, who posted the highest score in the qualifying round.

Freeski Men’s Aerials Finals Stream Live Here 6:00a.m. EST / 3:00a.m. PST

Speed Skating

The Dutch will most likely continue their gold medal streak alive in the men’s team pursuit. They’ve already won gold in six of seven events in speed skating in PyeongChang.

Men’s Team Pursuit Stream Live Here 6:00a.m. EST / 3:00a.m. PST

Women’s 500m Stream Live Here 6:00a.m. EST / 3:00a.m. PST

 

2020 French Open women’s singles draw, bracket

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If Serena Williams is to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title at the French Open, she may have to go through her older sister in the fourth round.

Williams, the sixth seed, could play Venus Williams in the round of 16 at Roland Garros, which begins Sunday.

Serena opens against countrywoman Kristie Ahn, whom she beat in the first round at the U.S. Open. Serena could then get her U.S. Open quarterfinal opponent, fellow mom Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, in the second round.

If Venus is to reach the fourth round, she must potentially get past U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka in the second round. Azarenka beat Serena in the U.S. Open semifinals, ending the American’s latest bid to tie Margaret Court‘s major titles record.

Venus lost in the French Open first round the last two years.

The French Open top seed is 2018 champion Simona Halep, who could play 2019 semifinalist Amanda Anisimova in the third round.

Coco Gauff, the rising 16-year-old American, gets 2019 semifinalist Jo Konta of Great Britain in the first round in the same quarter of the draw as Halep.

The field lacks defending champion Ash Barty of Australia, not traveling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Also out: U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka, citing a sore hamstring and tight turnaround from prevailing in New York two weeks ago.

FRENCH OPEN DRAWS: Men | Women | TV Schedule

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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