French Open schedule 2023: How to watch and today’s order of play

Iga Swiatek - French Open schedule 2023: How to watch and today’s order of play - Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Iga Swiatek - French Open schedule 2023: How to watch and today’s order of play - Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Day 12 is women’s semi-final day at Roland Garros with defending champion Iga Swiatek and Arnya Sabalenka headlining the day’s action.

World No 2 Sabalenka has reeled off four victories without dropping a set to reach the final four at Roland Garros for the first time in her career.

She continues her stellar season and will be hoping to win a second straight grand slam title after her victory in Melbourne.

The Belarussian will face Czech’s Karoline Muchova who has been one of the tournament’s surprise packages.

Iga Swiatek has breezed through the first three rounds at Roland Garros and many argued her first real rest would be against teenager Coco Gauff.

However, the world No 1 continued her dominance over the American, who she beat in the 2022 final and won 6-4,6-2.

Swiatek’s opponent is Beatriz Haddad Maia, who has reached her first ever grand slam semi-final. The Brazilian fought back to stun Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur and win 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) 6-1.

Elsewhere in the men’s draw, fourth seed Casper Rudd is through to the semi-finals for a second consecutive year after a hard-fought victory over Holger Runne.

Rudd will now face Alexander Zverev who beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry who capped off a emotional return to Roland Garros.

Thursday’s order of play

(All times local, Paris is one hour later than BST. Play from 11.00)

Philippe Chatrier

12:00: Miyu Kato (Jpn) & Tim Puetz (Ger) v Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Can) & Michael Venus (Nzl),

Karolina Muchova (Cze) v (2) Aryna Sabalenka (Blr),

(1) Iga Swiatek (Pol) v (14) Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra)

Simonne Mathieu

11:00: (10) Marcel Granollers (Spa) & Horacio Zeballos (Arg) v (4) Ivan Dodig (Cro) & Austin Krajicek (USA)

(12) Matwe Middelkoop (Ned) & Andreas Mies (Ger) v Sander Gille (Bel) & Joran Vliegen (Bel)

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.

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?

The women’s final will take place on June 10. The men’s final is on June 11.

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).

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

What happened to the British players?

Cameron Norrie’s tournament ended with a crushing third-round defeat to Lorenzo Musetti. Jack Draper retired from his first round match against Tomas Etcheverry with a shoulder problem while Dan Evans also went out in the opening round, losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Britons were 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 have featured 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.

The great Scot says he still reckons he can mix it with the best. Andy Murray: I still feel like a world top 10 player 

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.

Swiatek 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?

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Men’s singles:

  • Carlos Alcaraz 8/13

  • Novak Djokovic 12/5

  • Alexander Zverev 9/1

  • Casper Rudd 23/2

Women’s singles:

  • Iga Swiatek 4/11

  • Aryna Sabalenka 9/4

  • Karolina Muchova 16/1

  • Beatriz Haddad Maia 28/1

Odds correct as of June 7