French Open Tennis 2019: Women's Final Start Time, How to Watch, Live Stream and Odds

Rafael Nadal might be on course for a 12th French Open title but the women's tournament will have a new winner.

Ashleigh Barty and Marketa Vondrousova go head-to-head in the final on Saturday and one of the two will land a maiden Grand Slam title.

The Australian, the number eight in the world, had previously never made it past the quarter finals in a Grand Slam singles tournament.

Barty has dropped just two sets so far in the tournament, the second of which came against Amanda Anisimova in the semifinal.

The 23-year-old lost the first set 6-7 (4-7) but rallied to win the next two sets 6-3, 6-3 to reach the final.

"That was amazing, both good and bad," she was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "It was the hardest thing that I ever had to do. I am really proud of the way I fought, especially in the conditions which were cold and windy. Now I can't wait for the final, it's incredible."

Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty of Australia plays a forehand during her ladies singles semi-final match against Amanda Anisimova of The United States during Day thirteen of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on June 7 in Paris, France. Getty/Clive Mason

If possible, Vondrousova's route to the final has been even more remarkable. The unseeded 19-year-old is yet to drop a set in the tournament and dispatched Britain's Johanna Konta 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) in the semifinals on Friday.

The Czech teenager is currently the number 38 in the world but she's sure to climb the rankings, regardless of whether she triumphs on Saturday. "It was a very tough match," Vondrousova told The Guardian after she beat Konta. "I'm just happy that I held my nerve at the end."

Both players will have history in their sights on Saturday. Barty, who took over a year away from the game to switch to professional cricket before returning in 2018, bids to become the first Australian woman to win the French Open since Margaret Court.

Court won in 1969, 1970 and 1973, with fellow Australian Evonne Goolagong winning in 1972.

Vondrousova, meanwhile, could become the first Czech to lift the Suzanne Lenglen trophy since Hana Mandlikova did so in 1981. Since the split of Czechoslovakia in 1993, no Czech player has won the tournament, with Lucie Safarova coming closest as she lost to Serena Williams in 2015.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Marketa Vondrousova
Marketa Vondrousova of The Czech Republic celebrates victory during her ladies singles semi-final match against Johanna Konta of Great Britain during Day thirteen of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on June 7 in Paris, France. Getty/Clive Brunskill

French Open final start time

The women's final is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday, June 8.

TV channel

The women's final will be broadcast live on NBC, with coverage beginning at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday morning.

Live stream

A live stream is available throughout the tournament on NBCSports.com and via the NBC Sports app. Similarly, fuboTV will offer a live stream for every round of the French Open.

Odds

Saturday is the first Grand Slam final for both Barty and Vondrousova and while the Czech is yet to drop a set, the bookmakers have the Australian as the favorite.

According to Oddschecker, Barty is 4/6 to win the match, while Vondrousova is a 24/17 outsider.

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