With much excitement in the Australian Open women’s singles tournament so far, you’ll no doubt want to catch the final match. On February 20 at 7:30 pm AEDT (8:30 am GMT / 3:30 am EST), Jennifer Brady will take on Naomi Osaka. Only a limited number of fans will be in attendance at this year’s event, but you can still catch the whole thing from the comfort of your couch. Read on to find out exactly how to live stream Brady vs Osaka abroad from anywhere for free.
Note that we’ll only be discussing official broadcasts. While there are often unlicensed streams available for this type of event, these often provide a poor viewing experience and might not even last the whole match. With ways to watch for free from anywhere, it makes more sense to opt for a licensed broadcast.
Streaming websites showing the Brady vs Osaka match will likely be geo-restricted. To access your usual services while traveling abroad, you can connect to a VPN.
How to live stream Australian Open women’s final online for free
Services that restrict their content based on location usually determine where you are using your IP address. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you access blocked content by replacing your real IP address with one from a location of your choice. Connecting to a VPN encrypts your internet traffic and sends it through a secondary server that you choose the location of.
Using a VPN is super simple. Just follow the steps below:
How to watch the Australian Open women’s final 2021 from anywhere:
- Decide which VPN to sign up with and subscribe. We recommend NordVPN, but Surfshark and ExpressVPN are also solid options.
- Install the relevant VPN app on your device.
- Launch the app and log in using your new provider credentials (username and password).
- Select a server in the appropriate location and connect. For example, you’ll need to connect to a server in Australia to watch 9Now.
- Access the live stream and cheer for your favorite player!
In case you run into issues, we recommend testing your live stream before the match begins. This way you can troubleshoot any problems that may arise and contact your VPN support team if needed.
How to live stream Brady vs Osaka for free on Australian TV
Fans in Australia can easily view the Brady vs Osaka match online for free. The Nine Network (Channel Nine) has rights to broadcast the entire tournament. Corresponding live streams are available on 9Now. You will need an account to access these, but setting one up is simple (and free). Note that you’ll be required to enter an Australian postal code, but there’s no verification process so any one is acceptable.
If you try to access 9Now from outside Australia, you’ll be blocked and instead receive an error message. Not to worry; by using a VPN, you can obtain an Australian IP address and make it appear you’re in the country. Need a VPN? NordVPN is our top choice as it pegs great speeds and is adept at bypassing blocks. This service comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it risk-free. If you’re unsatisfied, you can cancel and get a refund once the Australian open has ended.
Where else can I watch Brady vs Osaka online?
Fans in countries across the globe will be able to tune in to watch this match. See below which broadcasters will be airing Brady vs Osaka in your region.
Tennis fans in the US have two main options: ESPN and The Tennis Channel. If you have either included in your cable package, you can log in online to view live streams using your cable provider username and password.
ESPN also sells standalone service packages. These cost $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year. Alternatively, you can view ESPN through an over-the-top service such as Sling TV or Fubo TV, most of which offer free trial periods.
Note that all of the above services require a US payment method. They also geo-lock content such that it can only be accessed from within the US. If you want to access live streams while traveling abroad, you can connect to a US VPN server to spoof your location.
Canadian viewers can enjoy all the Australian Open action on TSN or RDS, offering English and French-language commentary, respectively. These channels will stream matches live online through TSN Direct and RDS Direct as well as the TSN Go and RDS Go mobile apps.
If you subscribe to one of these channels through your cable provider, simply log in online using your cable credentials. Otherwise, you can purchase daily or monthly passes for either service. Both cost $4.99 CAD per day or $19.99 CAD per month.
Traveling outside of Canada? These services are geo-restricted but can be accessed from abroad by connecting to a Canadian VPN server.
Want to view Brady vs Osaka from the UK? Eurosport holds the Australian Open broadcasting rights in the UK as well as in several other European countries. If this channel is part of your cable TV package, you can log into Eurosport Player with your provider credentials to live stream the match.
Don’t subscribe to Eurosport? You’re in luck as this service is currently offering a one-month trail for just £0.99. Just remember to cancel before the trial is up, unless you’d like to continue using the service for a fee of £6.99 per month. Annual plans cost £39.99 per year.
Eurosport is geo-restricted so you’ll need a VPN to access the player from countries outside Europe.
Don’t see your country above? The Australian Open is actually being broadcast in most countries. If we haven’t listed your region, you can check out the official list of Australian Open broadcasters for more information.
Who will win the Australian Open women’s final 2021?
While number-three seed Naomi Osaka is definitely the favorite to win this match, we could see a surprise from Jennifer Brady, who is currently ranked number 24. Japan’s Osaka managed to beat Serena Williams in straight sets in the semi-final, which is no mean feat. Further, Osaka is yet to lose a Grand Slam final, having secured two US Open wins and a 2019 victory at the Australian Open.
The USA’s Brady is the underdog here, but has already proved herself a worthy contender by making it this far. That said, she hasn’t exactly breezed her way to the final, dropping a set in both her quarter and semi-final matches. Also, she hasn’t had to face any particularly tough opponents yet, with Karolina Muchova (ranked 25) being her highest-seeded rival so far.
No matter what, any player at this level is hungry for a win, so we should see a great show of tennis.