French Open 2014: TV schedule and matches for Sunday at Roland Garros

Dan Istitene

The 2014 French Open gets underway on Sunday in Paris with the start of the first round.

The second tennis Grand Slam event of the year arrives with the 2014 French Open set to begin at Roland Garros on Sunday. With the start of the first round, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will officially begin their respective defenses of last year's titles. Both players will attempt to repeat as champion starting from the top, as they are the No. 1 seeds in the men's and women's draws.

Williams will headline the women's singles action on Sunday when she takes on Alize Lim in the first round. No. 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber will also be in action on Sunday. Radwanska will face Shuai Zhang, while Kerber will play against Katarzyna Piter. Nadal won't be in action on Sunday, with No. 4 Roger Federer the highest-seeded player on the schedule. No. 6 Thomas Berdych, No. 8 Milos Raonic and No. 10 John Isner will also take to the court.

While the time difference will make for an early morning for viewers in the United States, there will be extensive television and online coverage from ESPN2, ESPN3, NBC and the Tennis Channel. Play on Sunday is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. local time in Paris with ESPN2 opening television coverage at 5 a.m. ET. The broadcast will run until 10 a.m. ET with additional coverage online on ESPN3. The online streaming service will provide multiple streams beginning at 5 a.m. ET, including streams dedicated to Court 1, Court 2 and Court 7. ESPN2 and ESPN3 will combine to provide nearly 400 hours of live coverage.

Tennis Channel will begin its coverage at 10 a.m. ET with the broadcast continuing until 7 p.m. ET. NBC will have live coverage from noon to 3 p.m. ET.

Match schedule:

Men's singles:

No. 4 Roger Federer vs. Lukas Lacko

No. 6 Tomas Berdych vs. Peter Polansky

No. 8 Milos Raonic vs. Nick Kyrgios

No. 10 John Isner vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert

No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Edouard Roger-Vasselin

No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny vs. Pablo Carreno Busta

No. 20 Alexandr Dolgopolov vs. Albert Ramos

No. 22 Jerzy Janowicz vs. Victor Estrella Burgos

No. 31 Dmitry Tursunov vs. Potito Starace

Jeremy Chardy vs. Daniel Gimeno-Traver

David Goffin vs. Jurgen Melzer

Filippo Volandri vs. Sam Querrey

Gastao Elias vs. Diego Sebastian Schwartzman

Radek Stepanek vs. Facundo Arguello

Jarkko Nieminen vs. Michal Przysiezny

Somdev Devvarman vs. Aleksandr Nedovyesov

Women's singles:

No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Alize Lim

No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Shuai Zhang

No. 8 Angelique Kerber vs. Katarzyna Piter

No. 14 Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Yuliya Beygelzimer

No. 25 Kaia Kanepi vs. Monica Niculescu

No. 29 Venus Williams vs. Belinda Bencic

No. 31 Daniela Hantuchova vs. Jovana Jaksic

Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Francesca Schiavone

Amandine Hesse vs. Yvonne Meusburger

Annika Beck vs. Tsvetana Pironkova

Grace Min vs. Garbine Muguruza

Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Lauren Davis

Maria Kirilenko vs. Johanna Larsson

Petra Cetkovska vs. Varvara Lepchenko

Claire Feuerstein vs. Olga Govortsova

Anna Schmiedlova vs. Jie Zheng


TV: ESPN2 - 5 to 10 a.m. ET, Tennis Channel - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, NBC - noon to 3 p.m. ET

Online: ESPN3 - multiple streams beginning at 5 a.m. ET

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