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Key dates in the 2009 French Open

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  • First round matches in the 2009 French Open begin on Sunday May 24
  • The women's singles final is on June 6, followed by the men's final on June 7
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By Mike Steere
For CNN
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- Follow all the action from the 2009 French Open at Roland Garros with our comprehensive news updates on CNN.com and television coverage on the CNN World Sport television program.

Here are all the key dates and times during this year's tournament:

Friday May 22: Qualifying matches for the tournament conclude

Saturday May 23: The Benny-Berthet Day -- a charity day involving an art auction and friendly matches between top current and former players.

Sunday May 24: The tournament proper begins at 11am local time with first round matches.

Wednesday May 27: Second round games commence (weather dependant)

Friday May 29: Third round matches begin in the men's and women's draws.

Sunday May 31: Round four gets underway for the men's and women's singles.

Tuesday June 2: Quarter-finals begin for the men's and women's singles and doubles.

Thursday June 4 & Friday June 5: Semi-finals of the men's and women's singles. The final of the mixed doubles is played on the Thursday, while the wheelchair event's showpiece match is held on Friday.

Saturday June 6: Finals of the women's singles, men's doubles and boys and girls doubles.

Sunday June 7: The men's singles final, plus the finals of the boy's and girl's singles events.

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