“On Her Turf: Inspiring Greatness,” a three-hour Mother’s Day special highlighting defining sports moments with a bevy of Olympic champion guests, airs on NBCSN on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen and Rebecca Lowe host the primetime program that also recognizes first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. It also streams on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.
During the show, viewers will hear from Olympic champions Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin (Alpine skiing), Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando (hockey) and Dara Torres (swimming).
The special will also feature moments and stories from more gold medalists: Simone Biles, Cammi Granato, Tatyana McFadden, Alex Morgan (who became a mom Thursday) and Serena and Venus Williams.
Leading up to the program, Allyson Felix, Hilary Knight and Shiffrin will be live on the On Her Turf Instagram account to tease what fans can expect during the show: Shiffrin at 3 p.m. ET, Knight at 5:30 and Felix at 7.
Also Sunday at 3 p.m. ET, NBC will reair the thrilling 2018 Olympic women’s hockey final won by the U.S. in a shootout over Canada.
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The hockey broadcast will include new elements, such as an interview with U.S. captain Meghan Duggan (who is a new mom), a Mother’s Day essay by Doc Emrick and a profile on Knight, arguably the greatest active female hockey player.
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.
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.