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What channel is the French Open on today? Time, TV schedule, live stream to watch 2020 women’s tennis final

The final Grand Slam event of the year concludes in Saturday’s French Open women’s final between Poland’s Iga Swiatek and the United States’ Sofia Kenin.

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Kenin advanced to her first French Open final after beating seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova in straight sets of Thursday’s semifinals action. Kenin (4-seed) was the highest seeded American in the tournament in a field led by 2018 tournament-winner Simona Halep. 2019 champion Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka did not particpate in the 2020 French Open. Kenin, just 21 years old, is seeking her second major title after winning the 2020 Australian Open where she defeated Garbiñe Muguruza.

Swiatek reached the final by besting Nadia Podoroska in the semis. She also upset Halep in straight sets during the fourth round. The 19-year-old has never reached a Grand Slam final before Saturday. Her best performance came in the 2020 Australian Open where she reached the fourth

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French Open 2020: Women’s Final Schedule, Prediction and Prize Money | Bleacher Report

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. plays a shot against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Sofia Kenin is the third different American woman to reach the French Open final in the last five years. 

On Saturday, the No. 4 seed will try to win on the Paris clay, which is what Serena Williams in 2016 and Sloane Stephens in 2018 failed to do. 

Kenin is attempting to become the first American singles champion at Roland Garros since Williams in 2015. 

Standing in the way of her second-career major victory is Iga Swiatek, a 19-year-old Polish player that has taken the event by storm.

Swiatek is one of two players left in the tournament in either singles draw that has not lost a set yet. The other is Rafael Nadal, who is a 12-time champion at Roland Garros. 

                    

French Open Women’s Final Information

Start Time: 9 a.m. ET

TV: NBC

Prize Money: $1.88 million to the winner

      

Prediction

Sofia Kenin over Iga Swiatek

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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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A Grip on Sports: The beauty (and ugliness) of the Pac-12 latest football schedule truly is in the eyes of the beholders

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 revealed its third edition of the 2020 football schedule Saturday morning on the networks’ pregame shows. Then the reaction to the schedules filled up the columns of West Coast newspapers and websites the rest of the day. As one could expect, the responses were mixed.

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• Whether one was happy or, well, not so happy, was determined by the quality of the school’s crossover opponent. It’s that simple.

Everyone knew their school would be playing the other five members of their division – South vs. South; North vs. North – so the only suspense lay in the crossover opponent.

In the end, the conference office – read, Larry Scott and his minions – must have decided it was best to try to preserve the conference’s hope of having a college football playoff participant instead of matching the best teams in the regular

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Pac-12 to decide on 18, 20 or 22-game women’s basketball schedule, Oregon Ducks has at least 3 local nonconference opponents

EUGENE — A 22-game Pac-12 schedule is under considering for women’s basketball, as well as 20 and 18-game options, which could be decided as soon as today.



Kelly Graves talking on a cell phone: Kelly Graves addresses the crowd before the team's senior day celebration and after the No. 3 Oregon Ducks beat the Washington Huskies 92-56 in a women's basketball game on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Photo by Serena Morones for The Oregonian/OregonLive


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Kelly Graves addresses the crowd before the team’s senior day celebration and after the No. 3 Oregon Ducks beat the Washington Huskies 92-56 in a women’s basketball game on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Photo by Serena Morones for The Oregonian/OregonLive

Oregon coach Kelly Graves set the conference’s coaches will meet Wednesday afternoon with the hope of deciding the league’s scheduling framework, which will have ripple effects for nonconference scheduling, the status of which remains in flux for the Ducks and most every other team in the country.

“I’ve already been on record as saying I’m for the 22-game Pac-12 schedule,” Graves said. “I love the double round

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