September 22, 2023

What time is the women’s final and how to watch it on TV?

Iga Swiatek - 2023 French Open Schedule: How To Watch And Today's Order - Getty Images/Thomas Samson

Iga Swiatek – 2023 French Open Schedule: How To Watch & Today’s Playing Order – Getty Images/Thomas Samson

Iga Swiatek returns to Court Phillippe Chatrier to chase her third French Open title in four years and her fourth major title, at just 22 years old.

Swiatek suffered just two defeats on the Paris clay court and won her first title as an unseeded teenager in 2020, before the Pole reclaimed it in 2022.

Swiatek has yet to drop a set this year – although she was pushed hard by Beatriz Haddad Maia in the semis – and will be a firm favorite to beat Czech Karolina Muchova.

Muchova, ranked 43 in the world, is the fourth-lowest-ranked woman to reach the French Open final, continuing a trend of unexpected major contenders.

The Czech is no slouch though, having made at least the quarterfinals at every major except the US Open, would certainly have been a consistent member of the top 20 without injury.

She recorded a stunning victory over second seed Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals on Thursday, fighting back from 5-2 in the deciding set and saving a match point in a three-hour epic.

Her latest opponent is a fan, with Swiatek saying, “I really like her game. I really respect her and she is, in my opinion, a player who can do anything. She has a great feeling. She can also speed up the game.”

The only previous encounter between Muchova and Swiatek was in 2019, when the Czech won a close battle.

Intriguingly, Muchova maintained her perfect record against top three players by beating Sabalenka to extend to 5-0.

Saturday’s order of play

(All times local, Paris is one hour ahead of BST. Play from 11am)

Philippe Chatrier

15:00: (1) Iga Swiatek (Pol) v Karolina Muchova (Czech)

(4) Ivan Dodig (Cro) & Austin Krajicek (VS) v Sander Gille (Bel) & Joran Vliegen (Bel)

How to watch the French Open 2023 on TV

In the UK, Eurosport holds the live action broadcasting rights from Paris. 273 live hours will be shown on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 to complement the digital offering on Discovery+ and the Eurosport app, which will show every match during the tournament live.

Every qualifier, wheelchair, junior and legend match will be broadcast 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 champion number 4 and 2022 finalist Casper Ruud will also provide his insights. Tim Henman and Barbara Schett will be reporting from the mixed-reality Cube studio in London before presenting live from Paris from the tournament’s semi-finals.

To watch on Discovery+, an entertainment and sports pass costs £6.99/month or £59.99/year.

In the United States, the tournament will be broadcast on ESPN.

When is the 2023 French Open final?

The women’s final is today, Saturday 10 June 2023. The men’s final is on Sunday 11 June.

What is the French Open prize money?

The French Open’s total prize pool is €49.6 million (£43.2 million), up 12.3 percent from 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 retired in the opening round, losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.

The British were notably absent from the women’s, after a terrible qualifying tournament and the absence of Emma Raducanu through injury. It is the first time since 2009 that there are no British women in the main draw of a major.

Why isn’t Andy Murray playing in Paris?

Andy Murray pulled out of the French Open this year to prioritize the grass-court season leading up to Wimbledon.

Murray was defeated 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 reportedly still considering which tournaments to target, which may include the Queen’s June 19-25.

The big Scot says he still thinks he can match it with the best. Andy Murray: I still feel like a top 10 player in the world

Who are the defending champions?

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

Swiatek solidified her status as the world’s top women’s player when she overpowered 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:

  • Novak Djokovic 1/57

  • Casper Rudd 7/2

Women’s Singles:

  • Iga Swiatek 1/7

  • Karolina Muchova 6/1

The odds are correct as of June 10

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