The French Open 2015 live stream and TV coverage of the Samantha Stosur vs. Maria Sharapova match arrives on Friday morning for U.S. tennis fans to enjoy. Both players have enjoyed early victories but now will meet for a chance to move on to the next round. The two have met 16 times head to head with their most recent coming at last year’s edition of Roland Garros. In that tournament, Sharapova became women’s champion and now looks to repeat. The Stosur vs. Sharapova live streaming and televised match is available through various sources on Friday.
The BBC.com site reported on May 27 that Maria Sharapova defeated fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3, 6-1 in the second round to advance to her third round matchup against Stosur. Maria owns a 22-1 record at Roland Garros since 2012, and her only major obstacle in terms of opponents has been Serena Williams. However, No. 26 Samantha Stosur could pose a potential upset threat to Sharapova. The Australian’s second round victory came with ease against Amandine Hesse of France by a final of 6-0, 6-1. The winner of this match will take on either No. 13 seed Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic or German star Sabine Lisicki.
Other winners on the women’s side have included No. 4 Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic who defeated Silvia Soler-Espinoza on Thursday. No. 1 seed and women’s top player, Serena Williams, defeated Anna-Lena Friedsam. She’ll next meet Victoria Azarenka who eliminated Lucie Hradecka. Italy’s Sara Errani was victorious over Carina Witthoeft, and the USA’s Sloane Stephens also moved on with a win against Heather Watson. Perhaps one of the most intriguing next matchups will be Serena taking on Azarenka on Saturday.
In terms of odds for the Stosur vs. Sharapova matchup, some sports books have Sharapova listed as a -344 favorite while Stosur is a +284 underdog. Maria is the second favorite to win the tournament at +370 while Stosur is tied for eighth at +450 odds. In terms of their head to head matchup stats, Sharapova is 14-2 over the previous 16 meetings between these two women’s tennis stars. She last defeated her at the 2014 edition of this event 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, en route to her championship. The two players have met on clay surfaces a total of four times over the course of those 16 matchups.
Friday’s Stosur vs. Sharapova 2015 French Open match is scheduled as the third matchup for the Philippe-Chartier Court with a 9:30 a.m. EST start. The match will directly follow the men’s singles match between Damir Dzumhur and Roger Federer. Coverage is available for live TV on ESPN2 around the United States, with live streaming feeds through the ESPN3/WatchESPN portal or mobile apps for customers of participating providers. There’s also live audio coverage of Roland Garros through Sirius XM satellite radio channels 93, XM 208 and internet channel 965.