2023 French Open live stream: How to watch tennis at Roland-Garros online right now

Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks on against Aleksandar Kovacevic of United States during their Men's Singles First Round Match on Day Two of the 2023 French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2023 in Paris, France.
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The second tennis major is in full swing when you watch the 2023 French Open live streams. Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz are battling in the men's semifinals, while top seed Iga Swiatek will face surprise upstart Karolina Muchová in the women's final.

Read on and we'll show you how to watch French Open live streams from anywhere with a VPN, potentially for FREE.

French Open live streams: TV schedule, dates

The 2023 French Open is airing through June 11.
► U.S. — NBC, Tennis Channel and Peacock
► U.K. — Discovery Plus
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Djokovic, the 2021 champion, is looking to increase his record haul of Grand Slams to 23. He'll have to defeat world No. 1 Alcaraz first, though. Meanwhile, young guns Casper Ruud and Alexander Zverev are still in the hunt for their first major title.

Among the women, Swiatek is making a bid to win her second French Open in a row and third overall, but she'll have to overcome Karolina Muchová, who took down No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka. 

The women's final is set for Saturday, June 10 at 9 a.m. ET.

  • (1) Iga Swiatek v Karolina Muchová

The men's semifinals are in progress:

Here's everything you need to know watch the 2023 French Open online.

FREE French Open live streams

How to watch French Open live streams for FREE in 2023

If you're lucky enough to live in Australia, France or Austria then you can look forward to FREE French Open live streams from Roland-Garros in 2023.

That's because the free-to-air Channel 9 and its 9Now streaming service in Australia, France.TV in France and ServusTV in Austria all have rights to the action. 

But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for a particular French Open live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

French Open live streams around the world

How to watch the 2023 French Open live streams from anywhere with a VPN

It's natural that you might want to watch the 2023 French Open live streams from your home country, but what if you're not there when it's on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, an Australian who's currently in the U.S. could watch the French Open live streams on 9Now, even though they're not in Australia. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

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Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view an Australian service, you'd select Australia from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to 9Now or another website and watch the tennis.

How to watch French Open live streams in the US

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If you're in the U.S. you have lots of options to watch a 2023 French Open live stream from Roland-Garros. Viewers can watch all the tennis action on NBC and the Tennis Channel, as well as Peacock

NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas, while the Tennis Channel is available in some cable packages. 

If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch the French Open via several live TV services, including NBC's own Peacock, plus Sling TV and Fubo.

Of these options, we recommend Peacock: It costs just $4.99/month with ads, or $9.99 without, and includes lots more great content in addition to French Open live streams from Roland-Garros.

If you go the Sling TV route, you'll want Sling Blue, which is $40 per month and comes with more than 40 channels, including NBC (in select regions). You can also add on the Tennis Channel as part of its Sports Extra package, for an extra $11/month. On the plus side, right now Sling is offering $10 off the first month

Fubo, meanwhile, costs $75 per month for 121 channels. Sports fans will find a number of niche sports channels among its lineup. 

Peacock

In addition to showing selected French Open live streams, Peacock also has a huge library of originals and licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like Yellowstone, Law and Order, the Real Housewives, Poker and more.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 40-plus channels, including NBC in some regions. You can add the Tennis Channel with Sports Extra. Right now, new subscribers get $10 off their first month.

Fubo

If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. It's got dozens of sports channels, including NBC and the Tennis Channel. Check it out with their 7-day free trial.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the French Open live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN.

How to watch the 2023 French Open live streams in the UK

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British tennis lovers can watch 2023 French Open live streams from Roland-Garros with Discovery Plus and Eurosport

Eurosport is part of Discovery Plus, so it won't matter one which you subscribe to.

Discovery Plus is available for £6.99/month or £59.99/year. You can sign up for Discovery Plus here, or access the service via Amazon Prime Video — and here you can get a seven-day free trial of the service. Plus, if you don't already have Amazon Prime itself, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial of that at the same time. 

Going on holiday this week or next? Sign up to ExpressVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch the 2023 French Open live streams in Canada

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Tennis fans in Canada can get all the French Open action on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. 

If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $7.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month.

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.

How to watch the 2023 French Open live streams in Australia

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Aussies can again watch the 2023 French Open live stream for free on Channel Nine.

The big games will air on the free-to-view 9Gem and 9Go channels and via the on-demand service 9Now, but to watch every game, ad-free and in up to 4K, you'll need a subscription to Stan Sport.

Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it costs a very reasonable $20 AUD per month ($10 for a standard subscription and $10 for the Sport add-on). A 30-day FREE trial gives you a taste of the platform — and the good news is that the Sport add-on also has a 7-day FREE trial.

You'll need to pay extra to access HD or 4K streams and to increase the number of devices you watch on, but even if you go for the full-fat Premium sub with the Sport add-on, you'd still only be looking at $29/month.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN, such as ExpressVPN, to watch all the action on your Stan account, as if you were back home.

2023 French Open TV schedule

The 2023 French Open takes place Sunday, May 28 through Sunday, June 11. 

First round match play begins at 5 a.m. ET.  Here is the schedule of TV coverage:

All times Eastern Time

Sunday, May 28 (first round)
5 a.m.-4 p.m.:  Tennis Channel
12-3 p.m.: Peacock

Monday, May 29 (first round)
5 a.m.-3 p.m.: Tennis Channel
11 a.m.-3 p.m.: NBC,  Peacock
3-5:30 p.m.: Peacock

Tuesday, May 30 (first round)
5 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tennis Channel

Wednesday, May 31 (second round)
5 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tennis Channel

Thursday, June 1 (second round)
5 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tennis Channel

Friday, June 2 (third round)
5 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tennis Channel

Saturday, June 3 (third round)
5 a.m.-1 p.m.: Tennis Channel
12-3 p.m.: NBC, Peacock
3-5:30 p.m.: Peacock 

Saturday, June 4 (fourth round)
5 a.m.-1 p.m.: Tennis Channel
12-3 p.m.: NBC, Peacock
3-5:30 p.m.: Peacock

Monday, June 5 (fourth round)
5 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tennis Channel

Tuesday, June 6 (quarterfinals)
5 a.m.-12 p.m.: Tennis Channel
2-5 p.m.: Tennis Channel

Wednesday, June 7 (quarterfinals)
5 a.m.-12 p.m.: Tennis Channel
2-5 p.m.: Tennis Channel

Thursday, June 8 (women's semifinals)
6 a.m.-2 p.m.: Tennis Channel
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: NBC, Peacock

Friday, June 9 (men's semifinals)
8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Tennis Channel
11 a.m.-3 p.m.: NBC, Peacock

Saturday, June 10 (women's finals)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.: NBC, Peacock

Sunday, June 11 (men's finals)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.: NBC, Peacock

2023 French Open draw

2023 French Open Men's seeds

  1. Carlos Alcaraz
  2. Daniil Medvedev
  3. Novak Djokovic 
  4. Casper Ruud
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  6. Holger Rune
  7. Andrey Rublev
  8. Jannik Sinner
  9. Taylor Fritz
  10. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  11. Karen Khachanov
  12. Frances Tiafoe
  13. Hubert Hurkacz
  14. Cameron Norrie
  15. Borna Coric
  16. Tommy Paul

2023 French Open Women's seeds

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Aryna Sabalenka
  3. Jessica Pegula
  4. Elena Rybakina
  5. Caroline Garcia
  6. Coco Gauff
  7. Ons Jabeur
  8. Maria Sakkari
  9. Daria Kasatkina
  10. Petra Kvitova
  11. Veronika Kudermetova
  12. Belinda Bencic 
  13. Barbora Krejcikova
  14. Beatriz Haddad Maia 
  15. Liudmila Samsonova
  16. Karolina Pliskova

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Kelly Woo
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Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.