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French Open 2011: Day One TV Schedule And Live Online Stream

The 2011 French Open is officially underway and given the sizable difference in time zones, there are a variety of viewing options to enjoy the tournament. The folks at Roland Garros have provided a rundown of the various television options around the world. In the United States, the tournament will be airing on the Tennis Channel, ESPN2, NBC and TV5 (whatever that is).

Day one of the tournament will start at 11:00am in Paris, which is 2:00am pacific. For those getting up bright and early to enjoy the early action, the Tennis Channel will have you covered until 10:00am pacific. The Tennis Channel has a whole stable of talent at this point. I don't know the specific announcers for their coverage, but here is a list of their various announcers and media personalities.

The Tennis Channel is part of the sports package on Comcast, so it's entirely possible you don't get the channel. Fear not. If you do not get the the Tennis Channel, their website offers live online streaming of the tournament. If you use their live online stream of the tournament, you can view the schedule of matches and also engage in online chatting with fellow tennis fans. 

After the Tennis Channel ends their coverage, ESPN2 will pick up the reigns at 10:00am pacific and go until 3:30pm. If you do not have cable or you are away from your television, ESPN3.com will provide a live online stream of ESPN2's coverage. ESPN's coverage will be led by Cliff Drysdale and Dick Enberg. Chris Fowler and Chris McKendry will conduct some hosting duties. Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert, Patrick McEnroe, and Pam Shriver will all be back to provide their analysis each day.