The quarterfinal round of the 2011 French Open wraps up on Wednesday with some huge live action from Roland Garros. Number one seed Rafael Nadal faces arguably his toughest challenge of the tournament as he gets fifth seed Robin Soderling. Andy Murray takes on unseeded Juan Ignacio Chela following Murray's dramatic comeback in the previous round. It will be interesting to see if he's lost some gas following that tough battle. On the women's side, Maria Sharapova faces No. 15 seed Andrea Petkovic, while fourth seeded Victoria Azarenka faces sixth seeded Na Li. You can view the entire day six schedule at rolandgarros.com. Coverage will once again be featured on the Tennis Channel (on TV and online) and ESPN2 (on TV and online).
Wednesday's television coverage will start a bit later. It opens on the Tennis Channel beginning at 5:00am pacific and lasting until 9am pacific. Tennis Channel live coverage will be preceded by French Open Tonight, which will provide previews and updates heading into Wednesday'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. The Tennis Channel will follow ESPN2's live coverage with three and a half hours of French Open Tonight, wrapping up day five action.
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