It’s time for another Grand Slam of tennis, as the tour heads to the famous clay courts of Roland-Garros for the 2022 French Open.
This year’s women’s singles tournament is the first Grand Slam since 2011 to feature neither Venus nor Serena Williams, with several top players leaving the competition early, including defending champion Barbora Krejčíková, Naomi Osaka, Maria Sakkari and the current US Open champion Emma Raducanu.
It is also the first women’s Grand Slam tournament since then world number one Ash Barty’s surprise retirement from the sport, just a couple of months after winning the australian open.
Roger Federer will sit out the men’s singles tournament as he continues his recovery from knee surgery, although he hopes to return to the tour this year.
Meanwhile, defending champion Novak Djokovic is aiming to equal Rafael Nadal’s all-time record of 21 men’s major singles titles. Nadal also hopes to extend that record in a place where he won a remarkable 13 titles.
While Andy Murray won’t be playing at Roland-Garros this year, you can watch reigning British men’s singles number one Cameron Norrie, who made it to the third round and has his next match on Friday (May 27).
With the French Open now underway and running through June 5, here’s how you can tune in to all the action.
French Open 2022: watch it in the UK
Discovery recently renewed their deal to cover the French Open for the 2022-2026 tournaments. In the UK, as well as many other countries in Europe, you can see it on the discovery+ streaming service, too. In addition to live coverage, you can catch up with featured short packages.
You will also find sports documentaries such as be serene and the one focused on Federer/Nadal strokes of genius on discovery+, plus cycling coverage of the Giro D’Italia, World and British Superbikes, and the FIA World Endurance Championship (including the world famous Le Mans 24 hour sports car race).
There are a couple of ways to sign up: directly through discovery+ or through Amazon Prime Video Channels. You’ll need the discovery+ Entertainment & Sport option, which is priced at £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year in the UK, to watch French Open coverage.
Please note that if you sign up through Amazon, you will also need to be a Amazon-Prime member to add discovery+ Entertainment & Sport as a Prime Video Channel option. New customers can take a 30-day free trial, with access priced at £7.99 per month after that.
Additional Amazon Prime benefits include free premium delivery, early access to flash deals (or ‘Lightning Deals’), coverage of more sports, including select Premier League games, plus original programming, from Boys for Ten percent.
French Open 2022: watch it in the US
Coverage of the French Open in the US is distributed by three key outlets: NBC, its Peacock streaming service, and the Tennis Channel. The men’s and women’s finals will air on NBC and Peacock on June 4 and 5 respectively, with coverage from 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Peacock it has three different subscription levels, and its paid Peacock Premium level opens up access to live sports, including coverage of the French Open.
You can also see the Indy 500 and the IndyCar season, plus exclusive Peacock original series like Bel-Air Y queer as folk, plus get next-day access to many NBC shows. It is priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.
There is also a more expensive tier, Peacock Premium Plus, with fewer ads, which costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. (A small amount of programming still contains ads, as the Peacock website points out.)
If you are interested in the Tennis Channel Plus streaming service, please go to here. It is currently priced at $109.99 per year in the US, and its plans for Roland-Garros are heregoing into some detail about what you can expect.
It also has a landing page with the tournaments it plans to broadcast in 2022 here. (Note that it does not have coverage of Wimbledon or the US Open, both of which are broadcast on ESPN, but it will broadcast many tournaments on the ATP and WTA tours.)
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