Maria Sharapova vs Garbine Muguruza: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time for French Open Quarterfinal
Maria Sharapova, one of the favorites to win the French Open, has made it to the quarterfinals and will face unranked Garbine Muguruza on May 3.
The pair will start play at 8 a.m. EDT (2 p.m. CEST).
The match will be broadcast on Eurosport in both Spain and Russia, as well as many other countries.
Live streaming will be available through Eurosport and many of the others listed below, as well as ATP.
Sharapova, ranked No. 7 in the tournament, is the second-highest seed left in the tournament behind No. 4 Simona Halep. Sharapova defeated Australian Samantha Stosur, ranked No. 19, in the fourth round.
Muguruza took out unranked Pauline Parmentier in the fourth round.
The winner of this match will face the winner of No. 14 Carla Suarez Navarro and No. 18 Eugenie Bouchard. They’re playing at the same time.
See other broadcasters below the photo and an Associated Press story below that.
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza hits a return to France’s Pauline Parmentier during their French tennis Open round of sixteen match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 1, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
beIN – Middle East, Africa
Canvas — Belgium
CCTV — China
CT Sport — Czech Republic
ERT — Greece
ESPN — Americas
Eurosport — Much of Europe, including Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine
Fox Sports – Australia, Brunei, Fiji South Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
ITV — United Kingdom
Ned 1 — Netherlands
Neo Prime and Neo Sports — India
NBC — USA (also–ESPN 2, Tennis channel)
PCCW — Hong Kong
Puls TV — Austria
Racquet Channel — Singapore
Rai — Italy
RDS — Canada (also TSN)
RTCG — Montenegro
RTRS — Bosnia
Setenta Sports — Ireland
Supersport — Africa
WOWOW Live — Japan
5 things to look for Tuesday at the French Open
PARIS—Five things to look for Tuesday at the French Open:
SHARAPOVA VS. MUGURUZA: Instead of playing 2013 champion Serena Williams in a rematch of last year’s final at Roland Garros, four-time major champion Maria Sharapova takes on the woman who beat Williams in the second round, 35th-ranked Garbine Muguruza of Spain. “After Serena, many things happened. I tried to focus on every single match, match after match, because obviously people start having more expectations when you win such a match,” said Muguruza, who’ll be making her Grand Slam quarterfinal debut. Sharapova will be participating in her 21st; she’s 17-3.
DJOKOVIC’S BID: Second-seeded Novak Djokovic continues his bid to become the eighth man to complete a career Grand Slam when he faces No. 8 Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals. Djokovic has won six major titles (four at the Australian Open, one apiece at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open) but his resume is missing a French Open trophy. He lost in the 2012 final to Rafael Nadal, who also beat the Serb in last year’s semifinals. If Djokovic wins, he would reach his sixth semifinal at Roland Garros; in the Open era, which began in 1968, only Nadal and Roger Federer have made it that far in Paris more often.
BEEN A WHILE: Raonic, meanwhile, will be trying to do something no Canadian man has done in 91 years — get to the semifinals of a Grand Slam tennis tournament. The last was William Johnston, who reached the final four at the 1923 U.S. Championships. Raonic, 23, lost his only two matches against Djokovic — both on clay — and is 0-6 for his career against men ranked No. 1 or No. 2. “Milos is playing the tennis of his life,” Djokovic said. “He has one of the best serves in the world. Very powerful, very precise. When he serves that well, there is not much you can do, really.”
CANADA, PART II: Another Canadian, 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard, is in the women’s quarterfinals, facing No. 14 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Bouchard, 20, is on a nine-match winning streak and trying to get to a second consecutive major semifinal, after making it that far at the Australian Open in January. “I haven’t seen passion from her yet, but … she’s getting started and some people don’t show it as much,” 18-time Grand Slam title winner Martina Navratilova said. “But I’m sure she’ll be doing a pretty good dance here if she wins.”
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard returns the ball during the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Germany’s Angelique Kerber at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
CAN GULBIS KEEP GOING?: The man who eliminated Roger Federer in the fourth round, Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, will try to avoid a common pratfall in tennis — following a significant victory with a meek loss. Playing in his first Grand Slam quarterfinal since the 2008 French Open, Gulbis takes on No. 5 Tomas Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up. Gulbis is nothing if not honest when speaking to the media, which sometimes gets him in trouble. But he is consistent. When asked after beating Federer what the key would be to beating Berdych, Gulbis avoided the sort of platitude-filled answer players often provide to that question and instead said: “I don’t know. I haven’t thought about it at all. I just came from this match. So honestly, I have no idea.”