Australian Open 2021 Live Stream : Where to Watch the Grand Slam Tennis Tournament Free Online
By Space Coast Daily // February 10, 2021
The 21st Australian Open Tennis Championship is the 109th Edition of the Australian Open, and the 53rd in the Open Era. The tournament is held at the prestigious Melbourne Park, Australia, for a fortnight. It is the first Grand Slam of the year 2021. If you are in Australia then you can watch Australian open tennis live streaming free in Channel 9.
The tournament was originally scheduled to start on 18th on to the 31st of January 2021, but was postponed to the 8th to the 22nd of February 2021 due to the effects of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
This major event is part of the 2021 WTA Tour and the 2021 ATP Tour.
The official sponsor for this year’s championship_K.I.A sets up a tournament consisting of events for both men and women, professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. With a similar tournament for the wheelchair category of the championship.
Austaralian Open WOMEN
This year’s Australian Open will be memorable. This legendary Grand Slam Tournament will be contested between top world tennis superstars.
Top among the females partaking in the Singles Championship include Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka, Sofia Kenin. The Williams Sisters are present too. The question everyone in the tennis world is asking; Who will emerge this year’s Women’s Singles Champion?
Will the talented Serena Williams win her 24th Grand Slam title? Can Sofia Kenin defend the title and will Naomi Osaka, secure a second win in Australia?
Serena Williams already won her first game on the first day against Germany’s Laura Siegemund. Beating her 6-1,6-1. The 39-year-old is off to an excellent start and is looking to win her 24th Grand Slam Singles title. If she does win, she will make history as the first player ever to win Grand slam titles in four different decades.
Serena will also attempt to break the all-time record for the most Gland Slam titles won by a single player. Margaret Court currently holds the record with 24 titles.
American Naomi Osaka, who won last year’s U.S Open Championship and the 2019 Australian Open will be looking for a second chance to win this title. Osaka lost the title last year to Sofia Kenin when she was beaten in the third round by Coco Gauff. Osaka won her third Grand Slam title at the US Open and is expected to be a tough competitor.
Australian Open Defending Champion Sofia Kenin, who is ranked No. 4 in the world and will definitely fight for her title. Kenin’s hard-earned victory over Garbiñe Muguruza in last year’s Australian Open finals was her first Grand Slam win.
Ashleigh Barty is also a top-ranked competitor in the women’s singles tournament and will be looking to avenge her semi-final loss at the hands of Sofia Kenin.
Australian Open MEN
The Men’s Singles contingent of contenders features the world’s top players: Novak Djokovic, who is looking forward to winning his third consecutive Australian Open title. Djokovic who holds 8 Men’s Singles Australian Open victories will battle against Rafael Nadal who is another world-class player.
Nadal is currently tied with Roger Federer for the most Grand Slam Singles titles won. He has one Australian open title despite playing five times in the finals. Federer will miss this year’s tournaments due to a serious knee injury. The Swiss star is expected back in March for the Qatar Open.
Novak Djokovic will be defending his title, this may be easily achievable with potential top competitors Roger Federer or Andy Murray, both withdrawn from the tournament due to right knee surgery recovery and COVID-19 respectively. He will be battling for the title against others including, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and, Rafa Nadal
Live streaming in Australia
In Australia, the tournament is streamed for free, via Channel 9. Fans can also watch the Australian Open live stream online, on the 9Now streaming service.
This year’s 21 Australian Open starts on February 8th through to February 22nd. Australian Television coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET and will be airing on ESPN, ESPN3, ESPN2 and ESPN Plus. Live streaming is underway.
Live streaming in USA
American viewers will receive coverage daily starting February 8 and ending on February 21 across all ESPN networks, including ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. Some action will also be broadcasted on Tennis Channel.
ESPN+ and ESPN3 will start early coverage at 7 p.m. ET. By 9 p.m ET primary coverage will air on ESPN2 with a lot of big matches scheduled for ESPN
Online streaming across the world without cable
The 2021 Australia open can be live-streamed on fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, ESPN, + Live TV among many other live TV streaming services. You don’t need a cable subscription with these options.
Live streaming Europe
For those following the tournament from Europe, Eurosport will serve you well. They hold the rights to air the Australian Open 2021 in the UK and across Europe.
All matches happening at Melbourne Park will be broadcast live on these channels Eurosport 3, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 HD and Eurosport 2 HD. They offer daily coverage of the tournament from the first rounds to the final. Eurosport can be accessed through the Eurosport Player at £6.99 a month (£4.99 a month if you pay annually)
This is a schedule of live matches, TV channels and start times:
Date Round Time (ET) TV channel
■ Sunday, Feb. 7 First round 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN, ESPN2
■ Monday, Feb. 8 First round 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+
■ Tuesday, Feb. 9 Second round 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+
■ Wednesday, Feb. 10 Second round 7 p.m. – 7 a.m ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+
■ Thursday, Feb. 11 Third Round 7 p.m. – 7 a.m ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+
■ Friday, Feb. 12 Third Round 7 p.m. – 7 a.m ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+
■ Saturday, Feb. 13 Round of 16 7 p.m. – 7 a.m ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+
■ Sunday, Feb. 14 Round of 16 7 p.m. – 7 a.m ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+
■ Monday, Feb. 15 Quarterfinals 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+
■ Tuesday, Feb. 16 Quarterfinals 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN+
■ Wednesday, Feb. 17 Women’s semifinals; Men’s doubles final 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. ESPN2
■ Thursday, Feb. 18 Men’s semifinals; Women’s doubles final 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. ESPN, ESPN+
■ Friday, Feb. 19 Mixed doubles semis; Women’s doubles final 12 a.m. ESPN+
■ Men’s semifinals 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. ESPN
■ Saturday, Feb. 20 Women’s final 3:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m ESPN
For fans who like watching on their devices they can use the Prime Video app which is available on most smart TV platforms, games consoles, Fire TV devices, Apple TV, iOS and Android.