How Can I Watch the French Open Online?

By Cicely A. Richard

The French Open is the third Grand Slam tennis tournament, and it takes place over a two-week period during the last week of May and the first week of June. Tennis fans converge on Paris each year to see athletes battle each other on the slippery red clay of Stade Roland-Garros tennis center, but the majority of fans have to watch it on television. In addition to television, you can watch the French Open online via computer and mobile devices.

Step 1

Visit ESPN.go.com. Select Internet providers, including Cox Communications and Comcast, offer ESPN3, ESPN's link to live sporting events year round. During the French Open, log onto the website and go to "live streaming." The live streaming area lists all the live matches offered by ESPN. You get to pick the match you want to see. You will hear the commentators on matches playing concurrently on television. You can enter your zip code and find out if local Internet providers carry ESPN3.

Step 2

Join Ustream. Ustream offers free live interactive broadcasts of sports events, including the French Open, as well as concerts, talk shows, politics, news and red carpet events. You have to create an online account. Once you create an account, you are able make friends from around the world who have common interests. As you watch the French Open, you can talk about the match with them.

Step 3

Go to the Tennis Channel website. The Tennis Channel is the only television channel dedicated to everything tennis 24 hours a day. It has telecast rights to all four Grand Slams, as well as men's and women's championship tournaments. During the French Open, it shares its television coverage with ESPN. The Tennis Channel website, though, broadcasts live matches all day and provides real-time scores of matches in progress. It also plays highlights of the day's activities. You can play a game where you pick who you think will win a match.

Step 4

Subscribe to Watchlivetennis.org. Watch Live Tennis Online streams live tennis matches for an annual or biannual subscription fee. You sign up by clicking on the Join Now button and enter your name, email address and password. Watch Live Tennis Online accepts payments via PayPal. The website receives its content from third-party sources, but it makes sure all of its content is legally obtained. It does not experience blackouts like cable or satellite television.

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About the Author

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .

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