Looking to catch the latest Wimbledon action? The Wimbledon women’s singles tournament is now in the semi-final stages which will include a showdown between Serena Williams and surprise semi-finalist Barbora Strycova. The match will take place on July 11, weather-permitting. If you’re looking for ways to watch, we have you covered. We’ll explain exactly how you can view the Williams vs Strycova match for free online from anywhere in the world.
This guide only recommends official sources for watching the Williams vs. Strycova match online. Due to the popularity of the Wimbledon tournament, matches are often broadcast online by unlicensed outlets. However, these streams will likely be choppy and subject to buffering. They may even be taken down due to copyright violation partway through. As such, we’ll only be recommending licensed streams, of which there are plenty to choose from.
To live stream Williams vs Strycova free online you’ll need a VPN unless you’re in Australia, the UK, or the US.
How to watch Williams vs Strycova free online with a VPN
A VPN can spoof your location, enabling you to bypass geo-restriction measures. Getting set up with a VPN is simple. Just follow the steps below:
- Sign up to your chosen VPN provider. Our top recommendation is ExpressVPN, but if you want a low-cost alternative, NordVPN and CyberGhost are solid options.
- Download the relevant VPN app for your device, run the installation, and log in.
- Choose a VPN server in your streaming source’s country and connect. For example, you should choose an Australian server to watch a 7plus stream.
- Now find the Strycova vs Williams match and enjoy the action.
These steps should work the first time, but in case you run into issues, your VPN customer support team will be on hand to help.
How to watch Serena Williams vs Barbora Strycova live for free on Australian TV
The Wimbledon tournament takes place in the UK and is one of the most highly-anticipated tennis events of the year. This means there are various broadcasters across the globe showing the matches. The Australian 7plus network is going to be a great option to watch online completely for free.
Watching the Wimbledon women’s semi-finals through 7plus is simple. Just go to the 7plus website (you don’t even need to set up an account) and watch Wimbledon for free. 7plus, which is SEVEN Network’s online platform, does geo-restrict content, which means you’ll need an Australian IP address to access it from abroad.
If you’re outside Australia, you’ll need a VPN. When you connect to a VPN server in Australia, it will appear as though you’re in the country. If you haven’t signed up for a VPN yet, we recommend trying ExpressVPN. Signing up is super simple and the service comes with a 30-day risk-free money-back guarantee, so you can use it to watch the remaining Wimbledon matches and then get a refund.
How to watch Strycova vs Williams live for free on UK TV
For viewers in the UK, watching Wimbledon live online is a breeze. All you need to do is access the BBC iPlayer website or use the corresponding app and sign up for a free account using your email address and a UK postal code.
Those outside the UK can technically access the BBC iPlayer live streams too. You can still create an account from outside the UK using your UK postal code, or access the account you’ve already created. To watch Williams vs Strycova, you can connect to a UK VPN server.
UK law requires you to have a valid TV License in order to view content on the BBC iPlayer. However, the BBC has yet to fully implement strict verification methods and operates mostly on an honor system.
One more option in the UK is TVPlayer.com, through which you can stream most BBC content. This is also geo-restricted so you’ll need a VPN to access live streams.
Where else to watch Williams vs Strycova live online
While the above options are free, you may prefer to access streams in your home country. Here are a few alternatives:
US viewers will be looking to ESPN for most of the Wimbledon coverage, including the Williams vs Strycova match, although USTV Now will show the men’s and women’s singles finals.
If ESPN is already part of your cable package, you can watch as normal by logging in online. If not, you can purchase ESPN+ as a standalone service. This costs $4.99 per month, which seems like a pretty good deal, although you won’t be able to get all of Wimbledon’s coverage on ESPN+.
That being said, you may be able to access the channel another way — through an over-the-top provider. ESPN is offered via YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now. These aren’t the cheapest services, but they do offer free trial periods, so could be perfect for streaming the remaining Wimbledon matches for free.
All of the above services are geo-restricted and only available if you have a US IP address. If you want to access them from abroad, you’ll need a VPN. They do require US payment methods so signing up is virtually impossible for non-US residents.
If you’re looking to watch from Canada, you can do so on TSN or RDS, which will air matches with English- and French-language commentary, respectively. These aren’t free channels but are often included in Canadian cable packages. For many users, watching online streams is just a case of signing in with your cable credentials.
For others, however, you’ll have to pay a rather steep fee. An online-only day pass costs CAD $4.99 and a monthly pass will set you back CAD $19.99. This will give you access to online content via the TSN or RDS website and through the TSN Go and RDS Go mobile apps.
If you already subscribe to TSN or RDS and are traveling abroad, you can access the Wimbledon streams by connecting to a Canadian VPN server and logging in as normal.
Fans in the Czech Republic will no doubt be eager to tune in to watch their beloved Strycova battle against Williams. Nova Sports shows Wimbledon matches on two channels (Nova Sports 1 and Nova Sports 2) with Czech commentary. One of the channels will be showing this match, and either can be easily accessed via the Nova website.
You will have to create a free account to watch live TV. And if you want to watch from outside the Czech Republic, you’ll need to use a VPN.
If you don’t find the location you’re looking for above, you can check out the official Wimbledon website for more details about where to watch the Williams vs Strycova semi-final match.
Plus, no matter where you are, by connecting to a VPN first, you should be able to access the 7plus or BBC iPlayer streams.
Who will win between Serena Williams and Barbora Strycova?
US superstar Serena Williams is currently ranked 11th in the world, while the Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova is ranked 54th, so it’s clear who the betting favorite is. Serena Williams is likely the fan favorite too. With 23 women’s singles Grand Slam titles under her belt, she has a firm spot in the hearts of Americans and tennis fans across the globe. That being said, Strycova is no rookie and was once ranked 16th in the world.
Whatever the outcome, the winner of this match will face a tough opponent in the finals. Also on July 11, Simona Halep will face Elina Svitolina. These players are ranked seventh and eighth respectively and are both hungry for a Grand Slam title.
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- 1 How to watch Williams vs Strycova free online with a VPN
- 2 How to watch Serena Williams vs Barbora Strycova live for free on Australian TV
- 3 How to watch Strycova vs Williams live for free on UK TV
- 4 Where else to watch Williams vs Strycova live online
- 5 Other locations
- 6 Who will win between Serena Williams and Barbora Strycova?