The 2011 French Open enters its third day of action and we'll get another host of big names. Number one seed Rafael Nadal will begin his title defense on Court Philippe Chatrier against American John Isner. His match immediately follows that of seventh seeded Maria Sharapova. Court Suzanna Lenglen features fourth seeded Andy Murray and second seeded Kim Clijsters. Coverage will be featured on the Tennis Channel (on TV and online) and ESPN2 (on TV and online).
Day three coverage opens on the Tennis Channel beginning at 2:00am pacific and lasting until 9am pacific. It will be preceded by French Open Tonight starting at 10:30pm pacific, which will provide previews and updates heading into Tuesday's coverage. If you don't get the sports package that includes the Tennis Channel, or you'll be away from your TV during the coverage, tennischannel.com is kind enough to provide a free live online stream of their coverage.
ESPN2 will pick up coverage beginning at 9am pacific and lasting until 3:30pm pacific. If you're away from your TV or don't have cable, you can watch a live online stream of ESPN2's coverage.
We'll be providing wall-to-wall coverage of the 2011 French Open over the next two weeks. Check back in our French Open 2011 story stream for news, analysis and other details. For more detailed conversation, join the folks at The Daily Forehand.