French Open 2023: How to watch, day three order of play and who is Iga Swiatek playing?

French Open 2023: How to watch, day three order of play and who is Iga Swiatek playing? - Getty Images/Robert Prange
French Open 2023: How to watch, day three order of play and who is Iga Swiatek playing? - Getty Images/Robert Prange

Iga Swiatek finally gets her French Open title defence started on day three of the clay-court tournament.

Swiatek is seeking her third championship at Roland Garros and fourth grand slam trophy overall. She also hopes to hold onto the No 1 ranking that has been hers since April 2022.

Depending on how both women do over the next two weeks in Paris, current No 2 Aryna Sabalenka could overtake Swiatek atop the WTA.

Swiatek will play the last match of the day session on Philippe Chatrier against Cristina Bucsa, who is ranked 70th in the world.

Another past champion in Paris, 2021 winner Barbora Krejcikova, meets Lesia Tsurenko on Court 7.

Also getting started will be Coco Gauff, the 19-year-old American who was a finalist a year ago. The sixth-seeded Gauff faces Rebeka Masarova, who is ranked 71st and making her main-draw debut.

The runner-up to Rafael Nadal in last year's men's final, Casper Ruud, will play Elias Ymer while second seed Daniil Medvedev faces Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild.

French Open dates

The action at Roland Garros got under way on Sunday, May 28. It concludes a fortnight later on Sunday, June 11.

Tuesday’s order of play

(All times BST)

Philippe Chatrier

10:45: Lucia Bronzetti (Ita) v (7) Ons Jabeur (Tun), Thiago Seyboth Wild (Bra) v (2) Daniil Medvedev (Rus), (1) Iga Swiatek (Pol) v Cristina Bucsa (Spa), Gael Monfils (Fra) v Sebastian Baez (Arg)

Suzanne Lenglen

10:00: Elias Ymer (Swe) v (4) Casper Ruud (Nor), Rebeka Masarova (Spa) v (6) Cori Gauff (USA), (4) Elena Rybakina (Kaz) v Brenda Fruhvirtova (Cze), Richard Gasquet (Fra) v Arthur Rinderknech (Fra)

Simonne Mathieu

10:00: (25) Anhelina Kalinina (Ukr) v Diane Parry (Fra), (22) Alexander Zverev (Ger) v Lloyd George Harris (Rsa), (6) Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune (Den) v Christopher Eubanks (USA), (18) Victoria Azarenka (Blr) v Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Can)

Court 4

10:00: Guido Andreozzi (Arg) & Tomas Martin Etcheverry (Arg) v Juan Sebastian Cabal (Col) & Robert Farah (Col), Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa) & Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Spa) v Ariel Behar (Uru) & Adam Pavlasek (Cze), Thanasi Kokkinakis (Aus) & Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger) v Simone Bolelli (Ita) & Fabio Fognini (Ita), (5) Lloyd Glasspool (Gbr) & Harri Heliovaara (Fin) v Alexander Erler (Aut) & Lucas Miedler (Aut)

Court 5

10:00: Francisco Cabral (Por) & Rafael Matos (Bra) v (15) Rinky Hijikata (Aus) & Jason Kubler (Aus), (13) Jamie Murray (Gbr) & Michael Venus (Nzl) v Diego Hidalgo (Ecu) & David Vega Hernandez (Spa), Pedro Cachin (Arg) & Yibing Wu (Chn) v Sascha Gueymard Wayenburg (Isr) & Luca Van Assche (Fra), Romain Arneodo (Mon) & Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (Aut) v Robin Haase (Ned) & Philipp Oswald (Aut)

Court 6

10:00: (16) Tommy Paul (USA) v Dominic Stephan Stricker (Swi), Selena Janicijevic (Fra) v Oceane Dodin (Fra), Emil Ruusuvuori (Fin) v Gregoire Barrere (Fra), Petra Martic (Cro) v (32) Shelby Rogers (USA)

Court 7

10:00: Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (Fra) v Genaro Alberto Olivieri (Arg), Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr) v (13) Barbora Krejcikova (Cze), Quentin Halys (Fra) v Guido Pella (Arg), Erika Andreeva (Rus) v Emma Navarro (USA)

Court 8

10:00: Andrea Vavassori (Ita) v (31) Miomir Kecmanovic (Ser), Lin Zhu (Chn) v Lauren Davis (USA), Thiago Moura Monteiro (Bra) v Yannick Hanfmann (Ger), (14) Maximo Gonzalez (Arg) & Andres Molteni (Arg) v Jeremy Chardy (Fra) & Fabrice Martin (Fra)

Court 9

10:00: (27) Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn) v Jeffrey John Wolf (USA), Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) & Petros Tsitsipas (Gre) v (3) Marcelo Arevalo (Esa) & Jean-Julien Rojer (Ned), (1) Wesley Koolhof (Ned) & Kenneth Skupski (Gbr) v Gonzalo Escobar (Ecu) & Andrey Golubev (Kaz), (10) Marcel Granollers (Spa) & Horacio Zeballos (Arg) v Maxime Cressy (USA) & Adrian Mannarino (Fra)

Court 10

10:00: Mirra Andreeva (Rus) v Alison Riske-Amritraj (USA), Olga Danilovic (Ser) v Kateryna Baindl (Ukr), Dan Added (Fra) & Albano Olivetti (Fra) v Nicolas Barrientos (Col) & Robert Galloway (USA), Andre Goransson (Swe) & Ben McLachlan (Jpn) v (9) Santiago Gonzalez (Mex) & Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra)

Court 11

10:00: Xin Yu Wang (Chn) v (31) Marie Bouzkova (Cze), Alexander Bublik (Kaz) v Giulio Zeppieri (Ita), (8) Nikola Mektic (Cro) & Mate Pavic (Cro) v Sander Gille (Bel) & Joran Vliegen (Bel)

Court 12

10:00: Max Purcell (Aus) v Jordan Thompson (Aus), Arantxa Rus (Ned) v Julia Grabher (Aut), (23) Francisco Cerundolo (Arg) v Jaume Munar (Spa), Ylena In-Albon (Swi) v Claire Liu (USA)

Court 13

10:00: Nicolas Jarry (Chi) v Hugo Dellien (Bol), Linda Noskova (Cze) v Danka Kovinic (Mne), (30) Sorana Cirstea (Rom) v Jasmine Paolini (Ita), Timofey Skatov (Kaz) v (28) Grigor Dimitrov (Bul)

Court 14

10:00: Rebecca Peterson (Swe) v Fiona Ferro (Fra), Hugo Gaston (Fra) v Alex Molcan (Svk), Clara Burel (Fra) v Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spa), Michael Mmoh (USA) v (9) Taylor Harry Fritz (USA)

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How to watch the French Open 2023 on TV

In the UK, Eurosport has the broadcasting rights to live action from Paris. 273 live hours will be shown on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 complementing the digital offering on discovery+ and the Eurosport App – where every match will be available to watch live throughout the tournament.

Every qualifying, wheelchair, junior and legends match will be available to watch live as well as the main draw on May 25.

Eurosport’s on-site presentation team includes multiple grand slam winners Mats Wilander, Chris Evert and John McEnroe, who join Alex Corretja, Laura Robson and Alizé Lim in Paris. World No 4 and 2022 finalist Casper Ruud will also offer his insights. Tim Henman and Barbara Schett will anchor coverage from the mixed-reality Cube studio in London before presenting live from Paris from the semi-final stage of the tournament.

To watch on discovery+, an entertainment and sport pass is £6.99/month or £59.99/year. In the United States the tournament is broadcast on ESPN.

When is the French Open 2023 final?

Women’s final

The women’s final will take place on June 10.

Men’s final

The men’s final will take place on June 11.

French Open 2023: How to watch on TV in the UK - Getty Images/Mustafa Yalcin
French Open 2023: How to watch on TV in the UK - Getty Images/Mustafa Yalcin

Which British players are involved?

Cameron Norrie is the only Briton left in the singles draw after Jack Draper retired from his match against Tomas Etcheverry with a shoulder problem while Dan Evans crashed out on Sunday after a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 defeat at the hands of Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Britons are notably absent on the women’s side, after a dreadful qualifying tournament and due to the absence of Emma Raducanu through injury. It is the first time since 2009 that no British women will feature in the main draw at a major.

Why is Andy Murray not playing in Paris?

Andy Murray withdrew from this year's French Open to prioritise the grass-court season in the build-up to Wimbledon.

Murray was beaten in the first round of the Italian Open and made another early exit on clay after losing to Stan Wawrinka at an ATP Challenger event in Bordeaux.

The 36-year-old is understood to still be considering which tournaments to target and they may include Surbiton from June 4-11 and then Queen’s from June 19-25.

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Carlos Alcaraz, the world No 1, crushed Italian qualifier Flavio Cobolli 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in his first grand slam match since winning the US Open title last year.

Dominic Thiem took his main draw spot after the withdrawal of 14-time champion Rafael Nadal but the injury-plagued Austrian fell to Argentine Pedro Cachin who won 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(1), 4-6, 6-2.

Italian Fabio Fognini dismissed 10th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, making the Canadian the first top-10 player in the men's draw to crash out.

2015 champion Stan Wawrinka also made his way into the second round after beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-7(2), 1-6, 6-4 in an epic battle lasting more than four hours.

Sloane Stephens, runner-up in 2018, dismantled former world No 1 Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-4 while Elina Svitolina made a winning return to grand slam tennis with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Italy's Martina Trevisan following her one-year maternity break.

Caroline Garcia, who is carrying French hopes for a first Roland Garros singles champion since Mary Pierce in 2000, fought her way into the second round by downing China's Wang Xiyu 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4. But Olympic champion Belinda Bencic crashed out, losing 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 against lucky loser Elina Avanesyan.

What is the French Open prize money?

The French Open total prize pool is €49.6 million (£43.2 million), up 12.3 per cent on 2022. The  men's and women's singles champions will each take home €2.3 million (£2 million) and the finalists will earn €1.15 million (£1 million).

Who are the defending champions?

Last year, Rafael Nadal became the first man to win 22nd major singles titles after sweeping aside eighth seed Ruud 6–3, 6–3, 6–0.

Swiątek solidified her status as the world’s best women’s player when she overwhelmed Gauff, who was playing in her first major singles final, 6–1, 6–3.

What are the best of the latest odds?

Men’s singles:

  • Carlos Alcaraz 6/4

  • Novak Djokovic 11/5

  • Holger Rune 15/2

  • Daniil Medvedev 15/2

  • Jannik Sinner 11/1

Women's singles:

  • Iga Swiatek 4/5

  • Aryna Sabalenka 4/1

  • Elena Rybakina 5/1

  • Barbora Krejcikova 20/1

  • Jelena Ostapenko 25/1

Odds correct as of May 30