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NBCSN’s Olympic Games Week: What to watch on Monday

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NBCSN’s Olympic Games Week, featuring more than 100 hours of Olympic programming through April 26, kicks off Monday with a Return to Rio slate of two-hour specials.

Coverage starts with a Best of Team USA show at 7 p.m. ET, also streaming on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

The U.S. topped the total- and gold-medal standings for a second straight Olympics, tallying 121 and 46, respectively. It marked the most medals earned by a U.S. Olympic team at a Games held outside the USA.

The biggest hauls came in swimming (33 medals), track and field (32) and gymnastics (12).

The women’s gymnastics team is featured Monday in specials at 9 p.m. (team final) and 11 p.m. (all-around final).

LIVE STREAM: NBCSN Olympic Games Week — Monday, 7 p.m.-3 a.m. ET

In the team final, Simone BilesGabby DouglasAly RaismanLaurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian authored the biggest rout in Olympic history under the current scoring system — winning by 8.209 points. The margin was larger than that which separated silver medalist Russia from last place in the eight-team final.

Afterward, the group revealed its nickname, the “Final Five,” in reference to it being the last Olympics for national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and a rule change that would cut Olympic team-event roster sizes to four for 2020. (The team event will go back to five in 2024, but that wasn’t known at the time.)

Biles and Raisman returned two nights later for the all-around final.

For Biles, it would be a coronation to mark one of the most dominant Olympic cycles for any athlete. She prevailed by 2.1 points, the largest margin in event history.

For Raisman, it was redemption. The team captain was fourth in the all-around in 2012 and came back in part to make the podium that she missed in London on a tiebreak. Raisman ensured her medal in Rio, distancing bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina by 1.433 points.

Monday night’s coverage concludes at 1 a.m. ET with women’s road cycling highlights of the road race and time trial. In the road race, Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten was alone in the lead with seven miles left when she flipped over into a ditch, suffering three small spine fractures and a concussion. She was hospitalized in intensive care.

Van Vleuten came back to win world titles in 2017, 2018 and 2019 in either the road race or time trial.

In the Rio Olympic time trial, American Kristin Armstrong came back from her second retirement to win a third straight gold medal. Armstrong, a 42-year-old mom, became the oldest individual U.S. Olympic champion since 1968.

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NBCSN Olympic Games Week — Monday, April 13

Time (ET) Program Events Live Stream
7 p.m. Return to Rio Best of Team USA STREAM LINK
9 p.m. Return to Rio Women’s Gymnastics Team Final STREAM LINK
11 p.m. Return to Rio Women’s Gymnastics All-Around STREAM LINK
1 a.m. Return to Rio Women’s Road Cycling STREAM LINK

2020 French Open women’s singles draw, results

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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, results

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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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