In the WTA, all eyes will be on Serena Williams as she participates in her first Grand Slam event since the 2017 Australian Open. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has understandably been shaking off rust in her most recent tournaments. She made it to the third round at Indian Wells before losing to sister Venus and was ousted in the opening round of the Miami Open.
Last year’s winner, Jelena Ostapenko, has climbed her way to No. 5 in the WTA rankings. The player she defeated, Simona Halep, will likely come in with the No. 1 ranking, and after losing the 2018 Australian Open to Caroline Wozniacki, will look to finally win her first career Grand Slam at Roland Garros.
Below is the schedule by round, the men’s and women’s draws and how to watch the French Open.
French Open schedule
The opening round of the French Open is set to begin on Sunday, May 27, at 5 a.m. ET. The tournament will take place almost daily over the next two weeks and will conclude with the championship match on Sunday, June 10. Below is the round-by-round breakdown of the schedule for both men and women.
(All times Eastern)
|Sunday, May 27||Round 1||7 a.m.|
|Monday, May 28||Round 1||7 a.m.|
|Tuesday, May 29||Round 1||7 a.m.|
|Wednesday, May 30||Round 2||7 a.m.|
|Thursday, May 31||Round 2||7 a.m.|
|Friday, June 1||Round 3||7 a.m.|
|Saturday, June 2||Round 3||7 a.m.|
|Sunday, June 3||Round 4||7 a.m.|
|Monday, June 4||Round 4||10 a.m.|
|Tuesday, June 5||Quarterfinals||10 a.m.|
|Wednesday, June 6||Quarterfinals||10 a.m.|
|Thursday, June 7||Women’s Semifinals||9 a.m.|
|Friday, June 8||Men’s Semifinals||11 a.m.|
|Saturday, June 9||Women’s Final||11 a.m.|
|Sunday, June 10||Men’s Final||11 a.m.|
French Open draw
The official draw for both the men’s and women’s French Open will be released following the Roland Garros qualifiers. Those are set to take place the week before the tournament starts, from May 20-25. Once the draw is announced it will be updated here.
How to watch the French Open
The entire French Open can be viewed live on NBC. The network will also show replays of the action later in the day. In addition, viewers can stream the tournament on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app.