The 124th French Open began on September 21 and is set to conclude on October 11. The Grand Slam is taking place at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no fans in the stands during play, just as with the US Open.
In the women’s draw, unseeded Iga Swiatek defeated No. 4 seed Sofia Kenin, 6-4, 6-1, to win her first Grand Slam title and first tile on the WTA tour. The 20-year-old Swiatek is the only the second unseeded woman to win at Roland Garros in the Open era (Jelena Ostapenko, 2017) and she is the first Polish player — man or woman — to win a Grand Slam championship.
On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal captured his 13th French Open title with another win at Roland Garros over long-time rival Novak Djokovic. Nadal has now beaten Djokovic in seven of their eight matches on the red clay in Paris. The “King of Clay” did not participate in the US Open because he said he did not want to travel to New York amid the pandemic, while “The Joker” was disqualified in New York after hitting a ball in frustration that struck a lineswoman.
French Open updates:
Sunday, October 11
Men’s Singles final:
- No. 2 Rafael Nadal def. No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5
Women’s Singles final:
- Iga Swiatek def. No. 4 Sofia Kenin, 6-4, 6-1
How to watch the 2020 French Open
- Date: September 21 – October 11
- Time: Varies by day
- Location: Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France
- TV Channel: Tennis Channel, NBC Sports
- Streaming: fuboTV (Try free for 7 days)