The French Open 2015 live stream and televised tournament is underway as of Sunday, with the men’s and women’s fields competing at Roland Garros. Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova will look to win their second straight, while a host of other top players in both fields will give strong competition. Among those are Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Live streaming online and TV coverage arrives Sunday thanks to ESPN networks.
On May 24, ATP World Tour reported that Roger Federer is off to a good start in search of his second championship at the tournament. Federer opened Day 1 of play with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Alejandra Falla, which also improved Federer to 8-0 against his opponent during their career meetings. Federer hit 42 winners in today’s victory, including eight aces to improve to 62-15 at the clay court in Paris. In other action, No. 22 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber grabbed an easy win over Go Saeda, while women’s contender Simona Halep defeated Russian Evgeniya Rodina 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the second round.
Several of the biggest stars in the tournament have yet to take the court, but will over the next several days. Novak Djokovic is the odds on favorite to win the men’s championship again at odds of 11 to 13, followed by Rafael Nadal (10/3), Andy Murray (9/1), Kei Nishikori (20/1) and Roger Federer at 25 to 1. For the women’s side, Serena Williams is the favorite as she has odds of 11 to 4. Reigning champion Maria Sharapova is next at 5 to 1, followed by Simona Halep (11/2), Victoria Azarenka (10/1) and Petra Kvitova (12/1).
Monday’s early schedule will include Sharapova taking on Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi, Andy Murray taking on Facundo Arguello of Argentina, Sloane Stephens vs. Venus Williams and Czech star Tomas Berdych taking on Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka. Both Sharapova’s and Murray’s matches are scheduled for the Philippe-Chatrier Court sometime after 5 a.m. EST or 11 a.m. local time in France. Venus vs. Stephens and Berdych vs. Nishioka are scheduled for the Suzanne-Lenglen Court.
Sunday’s French Open 2015 coverage begins as early as 5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. ESPN2 will have live televised coverage around the United States. The WatchESPN/ESPN3 web portal and mobile apps will have live streaming online coverage for cable and satellite subscribers to enjoy. Sirius XM satellite radio may have audio coverage on channel 93 or XM channel 208, as well as online channel 965 for subscribers.