TSN Serves Up 300+ Hours of Exclusive Live Coverage of the 2015 FRENCH OPEN, Beginning May 24

— May 21, 2015

– TSN highlights Canadian star Genie Bouchard with multi-court coverage of the FRENCH OPEN –
– TSN’s live coverage begins with the first round on Sunday, May 24 at 5 a.m. ET on TSN2 and TSN5 –
– FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME shows air every day of the tournament –

TORONTO (May 21, 2015) – TSN’s exclusive Canadian coverage of all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments continues this weekend with the 2015 FRENCH OPEN. Live coverage from the famous red clay of Roland Garros begins this Sunday, May 24 at 5 a.m. ET on TSN2 and TSN5 with more than 10 consecutive hours of Early Round Coverage. In total, TSN’s five national feeds deliver more than 300 hours of live coverage from the first round through to the finals (see broadcast schedule below). TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the FRENCH OPEN is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO. French-language coverage of the FRENCH OPEN is available on RDS and RDS2. Hosted by Tessa Bonhomme, TSN’s daytime multi-court coverage of the FRENCH OPEN features live coverage of multiple matches airing at the same time, as well as post-match reports, analysis, press conferences, and highlights throughout the day. Fans can stay up-to-date on all the action from Roland Garros with FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME. Airing every evening of the tournament, this primetime show hosted by TSN’s Kara Wagland features encore broadcasts and recaps of key matches. TSN’s Mark Masters is on-site in Paris to deliver reports from the tournament for SPORTSCENTRE, Canada’s most-watched sports news and information show. Masters also contributes blog posts and web-exclusive one-on-one interviews for TSN.ca. TSN’s exclusive live coverage spotlights Canadian stars Genie Bouchard and Milos Raonic throughout the FRENCH OPEN, both of whom burst into the elite ranks of Grand Slam tennis last season, attracting record audiences to TSN. After advancing to the semifinals at WIMBLEDON last season and the quarter-finals at this year’s AUSTRALIAN OPEN, Raonic recently climbed to #4 in the ATP rankings, becoming the highest-ranked Canadian singles player ever. In 2014, Bouchard advanced to the semifinals at both the AUSTRALIAN OPEN and FRENCH OPEN, and became the first Canadian singles player to compete in a Grand Slam final at WIMBLEDON. Last year’s winner and nine-time FRENCH OPEN champion Rafael Nadal returns to Roland Garros to compete for an unprecedented 10th singles title. The star-studded men’s field also includes World #1 player and 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN winner Novak Djokovic, 17-time Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer, and two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray. The women’s side is headlined by 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN champion and 19-time Grand Slam title winner Serena Williams. The World #1 player competes against a field that also features 2014 FRENCH OPEN winner Maria Sharapova and 2014 WIMBLEDON champion Petra Kvitova.   Tennis on TSN As the undisputed Canadian home of the biggest events on the tennis calendar, TSN has the court covered throughout the entire 2015 season, serving up exclusive coverage of Grand Slam tennis, including the AUSTRALIAN OPEN, FRENCH OPEN, WIMBLEDON, and U.S. OPEN. TSN has broadcast live coverage of the FRENCH OPEN since 1985.   Broadcast Schedule TSN’s broadcast schedule* for the 2015 FRENCH OPEN is as follows (for a schedule of bonus online coverage, please visit TSN.ca): Sunday, May 24
  • 5 a.m. ET – Early Round Coverage: Day #1 (TSN2 and TSN5)
  • 11 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
Monday, May 25
  • 5 a.m. ET – Early Round Coverage: Day #2 (TSN)
  • 7 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
Tuesday, May 26
  • 5 a.m. ET – Early Round Coverage: Day #3 (TSN)
  • 12 midnight ET / 9 p.m. PT – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN5)
 Wednesday, May 27
  • 5 a.m. ET – Early Round Coverage: Day #4 (TSN)
  • 7 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
Thursday, May 28
  • 5 a.m. ET – Early Round Coverage: Day #5 (TSN)
  • 11 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
Friday, May 29
  • 5 a.m. ET – Early Round Coverage: Day #6 (TSN)
  • 7 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
Saturday, May 30
  • 5 a.m. ET – Early Round Coverage: Day #7 (TSN)
  • 7 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
Sunday, May 31
  • 5 a.m. ET – Round of 16 (TSN2)
  • 7 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN4 and TSN5)
Monday, June 1
  • 5 a.m. ET – Round of 16 (TSN)
  • 6 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
Tuesday, June 2
  • 8 a.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN)
  • 7:30 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN)
 Wednesday, June 3
  • 8 a.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN)
  • 7:30 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN3)
Thursday, June 4
  • 9 a.m. ET – Women’s Semifinals (TSN)
  • 7 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
 Friday, June 5
  • 7 a.m. ET – Men’s Semifinals (TSN)
  • 7 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
Saturday, June 6
  • 9 a.m. ET – Women’s Final (TSN)
  • 7 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
Sunday, June 7
  • 9 a.m. ET – Men’s Final (TSN1, TSN3, and TSN5)
  • 11 p.m. ET – FRENCH OPEN PRIMETIME (TSN2)
*Schedule subject to change

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