French Open 2012: Rafael Nadal Wins Record 7th French Open Championship

The 2012 French Open is down to the men's singles championship match now.

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French Open 2012 Final: Rafael Nadal Wins Record 7th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal won the 2012 French Open, beating Novak Djokovic in four sets. It is his seventh time winning the tournament, a record. He won the first two sets, 6-4 and 6-3, and Djokovic took the third 2-6. Djokovic pulled ahead 2-1 in the fourth set when play was suspended due to rain, and Monday saw Nadal come back with a momentum that would not be denied.

Nadal quickly tied things up and then pulled ahead 3-2. Djokovic was able to tie it at 3-3, and they went back and forth with Nadal pulling ahead and Djokovic pulling even all the way to 5-5. Nadal went up 6-5, and got things to 30-40 in the final game. It was there that Djokovic would suffer a terrible bit of luck, double faulting to cost himself his bid to hold all four majors in the same year, something not done since Rod Laver in 1969. Nadal took the set 7-5, and ended the tournament only having lost one set, the third in the final he dropped to Djokovic. It was his 7th French Open win and his 11th major win overall. A complete scoreboard for the entire tournament is available at SI.com.

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2012 French Open: Men's Championship Match Delayed, Will Conclude Monday Morning

Maria Sharapova took home the women's championship at the 2012 French Open on Saturday, and it was down to just No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal battling for the title on the men's side. Despite a very strong start from Nadal in the early going, rainy conditions allowed Djokovic to get back into the match before it was suspended by rain. Play is expected to resume on Monday morning from Rolland Garros.

Nadal won the first set 6-4 and the second 6-3, but lost the third set 2-6. Djokovic led the fourth set 2-1 before everything was suspended due to rain. Both players had been complaining about the slippery court and tennis balls all day, and the officials finally decided to call it when a new wave of showers was headed for the stadium.

Not quite the way you want the championship match of a major tournament to be played, but the rain waits for no one. The rest of the match on Monday morning will be shown on NBC Sports Network.

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French Open 2012 TV Schedule: Djokovic, Nadal Will Face Off For Men's Title On Sunday

On Saturday, the women's singles championship match took place at the 2012 French Open. The new No. 1 women's player Maria Sharapova defeated Sara Errani to take the title and complete her career Grand Slam. On Sunday, men's singles player Novak Djokovic will attempt to do the same.

Djokovic will meet Rafael Nadal in the men's final, in a rematch of the 2011 championship match. Nadal prevailed last year, preventing Djokovic not only from achieving a career Grand Slam, but from achieving the ultra-rare feat of winning all four Grand Slam events in a calendar year.

Will Djokovic finally be able to prevail on the clay court of the Roland Garros on Sunday? We will soon find out.

Coverage of the final day of the French Open will begin at 6:00 a.m. PT on NBC and will run until 11:00 a.m. PT.

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French Open Results 2012: Maria Sharapova Beats Sara Errani To Win Women's Singles Championship

The big news from the 2012 French Open on Saturday was Maria Sharapova's victory over Sara Errani, giving her the win in the Roland Garros Women's Singles tournament and making her the 10th woman in the history of tennis to collect a career Grand Slam. Errani, who entered the tournament as the no. 21 seed and will surely see her stock rise, put up a valient effort but was overwhelmed. Sharapova had more power, a size advantage, and the fitness to drive the pace. She won in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-2.

The Men's and Women's Legends tournament had their fourth round on Saturday. John McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe defeated Mikael Pernfors and Mats Wilander and Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis defeated Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna.

A Complete French Open scoreboard, including Men's Legends under 45, Men's Doubles, Girls' Doubles, and Boys' Doubles can be found at SI.com.

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2012 French Open, Maria Sharapova vs. Sara Errani: Women's Finals TV Schedule & Start Time

The women's side of the 2012 French Open will be completed on Saturday morning. We've seen some great tennis out of Rolland Garros this year and just one match separates Maria Sharapova and Sara Errani from a championship. Sharapova has not been challenged up until this point in the tournament and appears to be on the top of her game, while Errani has really come on in recent days to clinch a chance at the title.

The women's championship is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. PST, which is 9 a.m. on the east coast. NBC and NBCHD will televise the match live. They will also show Sharapova and Errani warming up, preparing for the match and their post-match reaction.

We should be in for a great day of tennis from Rolland Garros. The men's championship will be played on Sunday.

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French Open 2012 TV Schedule, Semifinals Matches And More

The 2012 French Open is down to just six competitors, four on the men's side and two on the women's. We already know the two ladies competing for the title on their part of the tournament, and now we'll find out which two men will look to claim the championship.

On Friday at beautiful Rolland Garros, four of the world's top six players will battle on the messy clay surface. It should be a thrilling day of tennis, especially since they should all be rested from an off-day on Thursday.

Here is the schedule for today:

Matches & Start Times:

2. Rafael Nadal vs. 6. David Ferrer, 4 a.m. MST

1. Novak Djokovic vs. 3. Roger Federer, 7 a.m.

TV Schedule: You'll have to do a bit of channel flipping if you hope to watch on Friday morning. The Tennis Channel will provide the live telecast of the Nadal vs. Ferrer match. At 11 a.m., NBC will begin airing the Djokovic vs. Federer battle. For those on the east coast you should get that match live, but those on the west coast will have to watch a tape-delayed version.

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2012 French Open TV Schedule For Quarterfinals Action

The first day of quarterfinals action at the 2012 French Open was a wild one. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, two of the world's best players, faced elimination multiple times and needed five sets to win their matches. With those two waiting in the semifinals it is time to determine their opponents.

Maria Sharapova has been on fire lately and has cruised to this point in the tournament, but she will get a tough battle from Kaia Kanepi on Wednesday. Here is the rest of the schedule for Wednesday, along with where you can find the matches televised.

Matches & Start Times: The first matches will begin at 5 a.m. and carry on throughout the day.

Men's:

Rafael Nadal vs. Nicolas Almagro, 7 a.m. MST

Andy Murray vs. David Ferrer, 7 a.m. MST

Women's:

Maria Sharapova vs. Kaia Kanepi, 5 a.m. MST

Petra Kvitova vs. Yaroslava Shvedova, 5 a.m. MST

TV Schedule: You can find all of Wednesday's action live on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD.

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2012 French Open Schedule: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic Look To Advance

There will be four singles matchups taking place in the quarterfinals of the 2012 French Open this Tuesday afternoon and evening at Paris. Two of them are men's quarterfinals, the other two are women's quarterfinals.

For the men, top-ranekd Novak Djokovic will try to advance to the semifinals by taking on fifth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Also, third-ranked Roger Federer will try and take on ninth-ranked Juan Martin del Potro in the other quarterfinal today. On the women's side, tenth-ranked Angelique Kerber will face 21st-ranked Sara Errani, then sixth-ranked Samantha Stosur takes on 15th-ranked Dominika Cibulkova.

Matches should be seen on ESPN2 and the Tennis Channel, and can also be seen online on ESPN3. You can start seeing broadcasts of the tournament starting at 10 am Pacific Time.

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French Open 2012 TV Schedule: Action Starts Early On Sunday

Although all three of the women's players from Southern California have already been eliminated, there will be no shortage of action or excitement in the 2012 French Open as fourth round play takes place on Sunday morning.

No. 1 men's player Novak Djokovic will take on Andreas Seppi in an early match on Sunday, while No. 1 women's player Victoria Azarenka faces Dominika Cibulkova. Roger Federer will play David Goffen following the Azarenka match is over.

The full schedule of play can be found at the official website of the French Open. The Tennis Channel will begin airing the early matches at 2:00 a.m. PT and will continue their coverage until 10:00 a.m. NBC will then take over the national coverage of the tournament from 10:00 a.m. PT until 1:00 p.m. PT.

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French Open Results 2012: All Area Players Eliminated By Round 2

The 2012 French Open has not been kind to the three Southern California players who were participating in the Grand Slam tournament on the clay. Serena Williams was famously upset and eliminated in the first round of this year's Roland Garros, the first time she had ever been knocked out of a Grand Slam event in the opening round.

Her sister Venus Williams fared only one match better. After nearly being upset in her opening-round match, Venus lost in straight sets in the second round to No. 3 ranked Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-2, 6-3.

The third women's player from the area, Vania King, also managed to make it to the second round, but was also knocked off in straight sets by No. 15 Dominika Cibulkovain even more decisive fashion, 6-0, 6-2.

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2012 French Open Results: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray Win On Saturday

The 2012 French Open is moving along nicely and we had yet another day of great tennis on Saturday. With big names such as Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova all scheduled to play you knew it was going to be a busy day at Rolland Garros.

Nadal won convincingly in his match by defeating Eduardo Schwank in three sets. He won 6-1, 6-3 and 6-4. Andy Murray, the world's No. 4 player, also won in three sets against Santiago Giraldo. Murray won 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, although the match was never really in question.

Juan Monaco and Milos Raonic played a thrilling five-set match, and it was Monaco who came out on top. Raonic won the first and third sets in tiebreaker (7-5, 7-5), but Monaco rallied late to claim the big victory.

Sharapova won in two sets over Shuai Peng. No. 4 Petra Kvitova needed three sets to win over Nina Bratchikova, 6-2, 4-6 and 6-1.

Check out the full scoreboard for the French Open here. Play will resume on Sunday morning from Rolland Garros.

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2012 French Open Results: Top Seeds Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka Advance

Many of the top seeds at the 2012 French Open are still alive in the competition, including No. 1 seeds Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka. Both had matches on Friday at Roland Garros and won convincingly; Djokovic defeated Nicolas Devilder 3-0, and Azarenka knocked off Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-4 in two sets.

No. 3 seed Roger Federer advanced with a 3-0 victory over Nicolas Mahut. Five-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came away victorious over unranked Fabio Fognini in three sets. In what was the lone upset of the day, No. 22 Andreas Seppi defeated No. 14 Fernando Verdasco in five thrilling sets, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

On the women's side of the tournament, Maria Sharapova won in two sets. No. 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska lost to No. 26 Svetlana Kuznetsova in two sets.

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The 2012 French Open will continue early Saturday morning.

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French Open 2012: Serena Williams Upset In First Round

Serena Williams is out of the French Open.

The fifth-seeded Williams fell 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 3-6 to Virginie Razzano in the first round of the French Open today, marking the first time Williams has ever been defeated in the first round of a major tournament.

Razzano, the 111th ranked woman in the world took advantage of an inconsistent Williams to register the biggest win of her career and one of the biggest upsets in women's Grand Slam history.

After taking the first set, Williams could never put Razzano away. When she had the opportunity to end the match in straight sets, she was unable to knock off a resilient Razzano in the tiebreaker after leading it 5-1, resulting in Williams shedding tears during the set break.

Serena and her sister Venus were looking forward to getting back on the French Open stage after missing last year's tournament but unlike Venus, who won her first round match on Monday, Serena will not be moving on.

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French Open 2012: Venus Williams Is Learning To Deal With Her Disease

This year's French Open marks return of the Williams sisters. Both missed out on last year's tournament due to health reasons -- Venus' being that she had been diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome, which causes joint pain and fatigue.

Williams will get a reminder of how she felt around the time of the diagnosis when she faces Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round of the French Open. Last time Williams faced Radwanska, it was on the heels of the diagnosis, but also came after four straight wins. During the match, Williams felt symptoms and panicked. She didn't know how to handle it. But now, she understands what she's dealing with, as told to ESPN's Kamakshi Tandon.

"I'm in a place where I'm learning how to play with this," Williams said in an interview in Rome two weeks ago. "I think when I first started, you know, if I felt really bad, I would panic... Now if I don't feel well, I just take it point by point and just do the best that I can. I'm taking it step by step."

It took her a while to reach that moment of clarity, of understanding. Now, it's a part of her and she's accepted that fact.

"Yeah, I'm getting more calm, because I realize this is my life now, and I have to do the best I can with this."

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French Open 2012: Vania King Wins Her First Round Match, Serena Williams Still To Play

Southern California tennis player Vania King won her French Open first round match against Galina Voskoboeva in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. The 23-year-old King is looking to surpass her best French Open singles performance after making the third round in 2011.

Ranked no. 56 in the world, King is known more for her doubles play as her and Yaroslava Shvedova are ranked no. 6 in the world in doubles having won Wimbledon and the US Open in 2010.

King joins fellow Southern California resident Venus Williams in the second round after Williams came back to defeat Paula Ormaechea in three sets, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Venus' sister, Serena, is yet to play with her first match being against Virginie Razzano and everyone is anxious to see her. The French Open was without either of the Williams sisters last year for the first time since 2003. Serena has dealt with two foot operations and blood clots, so her return is something positive for her family and for the sport.

"She's such an experience player that has been under so many different circumstances and achieved so much in her career," said second-seed Maria Sharapova to the Associated Press. "When she's fit, she's extremely strong on the court and hits a very powerful ball. That makes her very dangerous."

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French Open 2012 TV Schedule: Day 2 Starts Early On Monday

The first day of the 2012 French Open -- or Roland Garros, if you're of a European persuasion -- had its share of surprises and upsets. Serena Williams and Vania King have yet to play, but Southern California player Venus Williams advanced to the second round after her match on Sunday.

Monday will be another full day of action on the clay courts in France and will start extra-early here on the West Coast.

Monday is the second day of the three-day first round. Second round action begins Wednesday. The full draw for the men's singles, including results from day one, can be found here. The women's singles draw can be found here.

Monday, May 28 TV schedule:

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. PT - ESPN2

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT - Tennis Channel

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French Open Results 2012: Venus Williams Advances, Andy Roddick Eliminated

The first day of the 2012 French Open (or Roland Garros) featured no shortage of action and even one high-profile upset on Sunday. As the first round opened, only one of the three Southern California players was in action, but she managed to advance in her opening match in the tournament.

Venus Williams went up against Paula Ormaechea and got off to a very rocky start, dropping the first set 4-6. Williams rebounded nicely, however, taking the match in three sets by winning the second two 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round.

Serena Williams and Vania King will play over the next two days of first-round action.

In the biggest upset of the first day, Andy Roddick fell in his first match against Nicolas Mahut in four sets, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. American men have not played well on clay courts in the past, with Roddick being just the latest victim.

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French Open 2012 TV Schedule: Tournament Starts Early Sunday Morning

On Sunday, the 2012 French Open (or Roland Garros, as it is known elsewhere in the world) will get underway. The world's top golfers will be competing to take home the top prize in one of the four annual Grand Slam events ... and the only Grand Slam tournament that is played on clay courts.

Three Southern California players will be competing for the women's singles title. Vania King, Serena Williams and Venus Williams will be trying to knock off their opponents, including No. 1 ranked women's player Victoria Azarenka.

On the men's side, all of the big names you would expect will also be in action, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Matchups, results and schedule information from the men's singles can be found here with women's singles coverage here.

Sunday, May 27 TV schedule:

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. PT - ESPN2

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT - Tennis Channel

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT - NBC

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French Open 2012: Venus And Serena Williams Represent Los Angeles In The 2012 Roland Garros Tournament

The 2012 French Open begins Sunday, and Southern California is well represented by Venus and Serena Williams, as well as Vania King.

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