Roger Federer and Serena Williams French Open 2021 Debut: Live Stream, When and Where to Watch

Published 05/30/2021, 10:32 AM EDT
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 20: (L-R) Serena Williams of the United States speaks to Roger Federer of Switzerland during the ribbon cutting ceremony on the new Stadium Court at the Hard Rock Stadium, before the first match of the Miami Open on March 20, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


It’s French Open time and fans are be excited to watch their favorite players in action at this year’s French Open 2021. 

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Over the years, Roger Federer and Serena Williams have dominated on Tour and they have large fan bases. Therefore, we take a look at when these two supreme athletes will be seen competing in their first-round matches. They will be playing on the same day, May 31 (Monday). 

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 01: Serena Williams of the United States and Roger Federer of Switzerland take a selfie on court following their mixed doubles match during day four of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on January 01, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Roger Federer and Serena Williams will take charge tomorrow

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The Swiss ace will be up against Denis Istomin in his opening-round match. He will be seen on Court Philippe Chatrier, which will be the third match of the day session. His match will not begin before 4 PM local time. 

On the other hand, Serena Williams will face  Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu in her first match. Her match, too, will be played on Court Philippe Chatrier. She has created and been a part of history on many occasions and she continues to do so as she will be playing in the first-ever evening session match at the French Open. Her match will not begin before 9 PM local time. 

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 12, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her second round match against Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Details of Serena Williams and Roger Federer’s 1st Round match at the French Open 2021

French viewers can rely on the France TV Sport and Amazon Prime Video. For the rest of the viewers across Europe, they can catch the action on Eurosport. Besides, there are other European local broadcasters like ORF, EPT, Servus TV, where these matches can be viewed. 

In the United States of America, fans can watch the matches on Tennis Channel and Peacock Network. Moving further up north, fans in Canada can watch the live-action on RDS and TSN. Towards the Latin American region, viewers can follow the matches on ESPN. 

In southeast Asia, all the action will be telecasted on Fox Sports. However, fans in India, China, and Japan can watch these two talented athletes on Star Sports Select, CMG (China Media Group), and TV Tokyo respectively. In Australia, the Wide World of Sports will be the place for fans to watch their matches. 

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Tennis – ATP 250 – Geneva Open – Tennis Club de Geneve, Parc des Eaux-Vives, Geneva, Switzerland – May 17, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer during a training session REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Fans can also watch the French Open 2021 first-round matches of Serena Williams and Roger Federer on Bet365.com. They just have to log in at the site, go to the tennis section, and click on live streaming to witness the live-action.

As these two living legends will be in action tomorrow, the viewership ratings will certainly go high as they have mammoth-sized fan bases. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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