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French Open 2020 Women’s Semifinal: TV Schedule, Start Time, Live-Stream Info | Bleacher Report

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic plays a shot against Germany's Laura Siegemund in the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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The 2020 French Open women’s semifinals feature a unique combination of top championship contenders and unexpected title threats.

On one side of the draw, Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin will take on two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. On the other side, a pair of unseeded players, Iga Swiatek and Nadia Podoroska, are each making their first appearance in a Grand Slam semifinal.

Let’s check out all of the key details for Thursday’s action at Roland Garros. That’s followed by predictions on who will advance to Saturday’s tournament final.

              

Viewing Information

Where: Stade Roland Garros in Paris

When: Thursday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. ET

Watch: Tennis Channel (9 a.m. ET) and NBC (11 a.m. ET)

Live Stream: Tennis Channel Plus and NBC Sports Live

           

Match Predictions

First Semifinal: Iga Swiatek vs. Nadia Podoroska

It typically takes seven straight wins to win a major

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French Open 2020 Women’s Final: TV Schedule, Start Time and Live-Stream Info | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina's Nadia Podoroska in two sets, 6-2, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin are on a collision course for the women’s singles final of the 2020 French Open on Saturday.

Swiatek quickly dispatched Nadia Podoroska in Thursday’s first semifinal, winning 6-2, 6-1. Kenin, the fourth-seeded player in the tournament, defeated No. 7 Petra Kvitova 6-4, 7-5.

The two will be back in action this weekend at Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris.

           

When: Saturday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. ET

Watch: NBC

Live Stream: NBCSports.com

          

This is Swiatek and Kenin’s second meeting in the French capital.

Based on their seeding, Swiatek would be the obvious underdog.

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Livestream Shopping: It’s the Future of U.S. E-Commerce

E-commerce in the U.S. is on the cusp of big change.

A quarter century after Amazon’s founding, shopping online in America is largely the same experience: People click around a website and buy stuff. But this next phase promises a major evolution, by intertwining streaming video, social media and celebrity into a shopping experience that has the potential to further disrupt an already-battered retail industry.

So-called streaming e-commerce—or live selling—allows almost anyone (celebrities, influencers or your local store owner) to quickly create their own shopping television channel that’s also a social network and e-commerce platform—at a tiny fraction of the cost. Another way to think about it is imagine if Instagram was where you made a lot of your discretionary purchases from live video appearances by people you follow, like buying Cardi B’s purse. Or instead of just liking a picture of a fashionista in a cute dress, she’s selling

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