French Open 2013 Live Stream: Online Viewing Info and Finals Predictions

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French Open 2013 Live Stream: Online Viewing Info and Finals Predictions
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Maria Sharapova will look to defend her title.

The 2013 French Open is coming to a close, so keep reading to find out where to watch the finals online and for predictions of who will win

Day 13 featured the men's semifinals, and the finals are now set.

Rafael Nadal (ESP) defeated Novak Djokovic (SRB) in a classic semifinal. You can see a recap courtesy of Roland Garros' official website. In the other semifinal, David Ferrer (ESP) knocked off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) in straight sets.

On the women's side, Serena Williams (USA) will take on Maria Sharapova (RUS). 

Nadal and Sharapova won the 2012 French Open, and they will get a chance to defend their titles over the weekend.

Here's the information to prepare yourself for this weekend:

 

Women's Finals

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. EDT

Watch: NBC

Stream: NBC Sports

 

Men's Finals

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. EDT

Watch: NBC

Stream: NBC Sports

 

Predictions

Women's Finals: No. 1 Serena Williams (USA) versus No. 2 Maria Sharapova (RUS)

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Serena Williams will continue her dominance over Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova is the defending champion, but she's going to have a tough time defending her title. 

The 26-year-old has made it to the finals in four of her last five tournaments, but there has been one major obstacle in her way all year: Williams.

The top-ranked player will take on Sharapova for the fourth time this year. Recent history suggests that the edge goes to Williams because she has won the previous three meetings this year.

Not only has Williams owned Sharapova this year, but she is 13-2 in her career against Sharapova. Although Sharapova got off to a 2-1 head-to-head advantage, Williams has won 11 straight meetings dating back to 2005.

Had she drawn anyone else in the finals, Sharapova would be the favorite. However, Williams has dominated Sharapova for the last eight years, and nothing will change on Saturday.

Williams will win her second French Open title and her first since 2002.

 

Men's finals: No. 3 Rafael Nadal (ESP) versus No. 4 David Ferrer (ESP)

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Rafael Nadal will continue his dominance at the French Open.

Either way, the country of Spain will be able to celebrate.

Similar to the women's side, this matchup has the makings of a blowout. Ferrer is a good player, but nobody is beating Nadal in Paris. In his career, Nadal is 58-1 at the French Open and has seven titles in eight years. Nobody has ever won the same Grand Slam eight times in nine years.

Nadal just outlasted Djokovic in a marathon semifinal, so he's already overcome his biggest obstacle of the tournament.

Now Nadal gets to face an opponent that he has done very well against. Nadal is 19-4 in his career against Ferrer, including eight straight wins since 2011. Ferrer has only won one set in those eight losses. Three of the the losses have come this year.

Nadal has won three straight French Open titles. It's going to take a perfect performance by Ferrer to have a chance to win, so look for Nadal to win yet another title.

The dominance in Paris continues for Nadal, and it could be a victory in straight sets.


*All women's stats are courtesy of WTA's official website, and all men's stats are via ATP World Tour's official website.

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