French Open 2019 Full Schedule: Fixtures, Badminton Timings in IST, When and Where to Watch Live Streaming Details, TV Broadcast
The 2019 French Open will start from Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019. It is a Super 750 tournament which has a total purse of $750,000. It is the 17th tournament of the 2019 BWF World Tour and has been held since 1909. The tournament will take place at Stade Pierre de Coubertin, in Paris, France. Also Read - Badminton | PV Sindhu Needs to Give More Attention to Recovery Between Matches to Win Medal at Tokyo Olympics: Vimal Kumar
Round 1 will take place on October 22-23. From India – PV Sindhu, Shubhankar Dey would be playing their first-round singles matches on Day 1 of the French Open. Saina Nehwal will play her Round 1 match on the second day of the French Open. Also Read - Badminton: Saina Nehwal Enters Semifinals of Orleans Masters 2021; Ashwini Ponnappa-N. Sikki Reddy Also Reach Last Four
Ace Indian badminton star PV Sindhu faltered in the second and first rounds at the China Open and Korea Open respectively last month. Sindhu again exited in the second round in straight games against Korea’s An Se Young in Denmark Open last week. Also Read - Orleans Masters: Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal And Ira Sharma Enter Quarter Finals
The Olympic silver medallist looked a tad slow in her movement in the last three tournaments, showing signs of a dip in her form. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Sindhu, a 2017 semifinalist, will be up against Canada’s world number 9 Michelle Li, who has beaten the Indian in the past twice.
If Sindhu gets past the early rounds, the world number 6 Indian is likely to face top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals.
World number 8 Saina Nehwal, who is also taking part in this BWF World Tour Super 750 event, has also been struggling with her fitness and has made three first-round exits in her last three tournaments. The 29-year-old, who had finished runner-up at the 2012 edition, will meet Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in the opening round.
In the men’s singles, 2017 champion Kidambi Srikanth too will be desperate to turn around his poor run in form when he steps out at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin here.
The tournament, running from October 22 to October 27. All Round 1 games will be held on the first two days that is October 22-23, with the finals scheduled for October 27.
October 22, Round 1 India fixtures (Approx. timings)
Subhankar Dey India – Tommy Sugiarto – 3:10 pm IST
PV Sindhu vs Michelle Li – 5:40 pm IST
October 23, Round 1
Saina Nehwal vs Cheung Ngan Yi – 1:30 pm IST
Parupalli Kashyap vs Ng Ka Long Angus – 1:30 pm IST
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Ashwini Ponnappa vs Seo Seung Jae/Chae Yujung – 1:30 pmIST
Manu Attri/Sumeeth B Reddy vs Ben Lane/Sean Vendy – 1:30 pm IST
Kidambi Srikanth vs Chou Tien Chen – 1:30 pm IST
Sameer Verma vs Kenta Nishimoto – 1:30 pm IST
Pranaav Jerry Chopra/Sikki N Reddy vs Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock – 1:30 pm IST
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Jelle Maas/Robin Tabeling – 1:30 pm IST
Ashwini Ponnappa/Sikki Reddy vs Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan – 1:30 pm IST
When and where to watch
The French Open 2019 will be aired on the Star Sports Network, with Jio TV live streaming the competition as well.