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2019 French Open TV, streaming schedule

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NBC and Tennis Channel will combine to air the French Open live, beginning Sunday in Paris. NBC will broadcast Roland Garros for the 37th straight year, with TV coverage also streaming on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

Serena Williams takes yet another crack at a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title at the event where she made her Grand Slam return from childbirth last year.

Williams, a three-time French Open champion, withdrew from her last three tournaments with health problems, citing a left knee injury at the last two.

Rafael Nadal goes for a record-extending 12th French Open crown.

Nadal consolidated favorite status by winning his last tune-up event, the Italian Open, with a three-set victory over top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the final.

Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time since 2015 and on the 10th anniversary of his lone title in Paris.

While he would not have to play Nadal or Djokovic until the semifinals, he bowed out in the quarters of his two clay-court events this month, including withdrawing in Rome last week with a right leg injury.

Other contenders include defending champion Simona Halep and top-ranked Naomi Osaka on the women’s side. For the men, 2018 runner-up Dominic Thiem is riding an Indian Wells title and wins over Nadal and Federer on clay this spring.

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French Open Broadcast Schedule

Date Time (ET) Network Round
Sunday, May 26 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
Monday, May 27 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
12-3 p.m. (all time zones) NBC First Round
Tuesday, May 28 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
Wednesday, May 29 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Thursday, May 30 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Friday, May 31 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
Saturday, June 1 5 a.m.-12 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
11 a.m. NBC Third Round
Sunday, June 2 5 a.m.-12 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
11 a.m. NBC Fourth Round
Monday, June 3 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
Tuesday, June 4 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Wednesday, June 5 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Thursday, June 6 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tennis Channel Women’s Semis
11 a.m. (all time zones) NBC, NBCSN Women’s Semis
Friday, June 7 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tennis Channel Men’s Semis
7 a.m. NBCSN Men’s Semis
11 a.m. (all time zones) NBC, NBCSN Men’s, Women’s Semis
Saturday, June 8 6 a.m. NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app Men’s Semifinal
9 a.m. NBC Women’s Final
Sunday, June 9 9 a.m. NBC Men’s Final

 

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.

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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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