Here’s how to watch the 2018 women’s Wimbledon final online, free and live. This match will be played on Centre Court at 2 PM BST (9 AM EST / 6 AM PST) on Saturday, July 14. We’ll explain how you can live stream Kerber v Williams, as well as any other remaining Wimbledon matches, even if you are abroad.
With Angelique Kerber thrashing Jelena Ostapenko in two straight sets and Serena Williams snagging an authoritative win over Julia Gorges, we’ve certainly got an exciting final on our hands. Read on to see the best options to view it online.
Wimbledon matches are being broadcast by multiple sources with commentary in various languages. However, many of these are geo-restricted and cannot be accessed from outside the source region. There is an easy fix for this in the form of a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN will hide your IP address and replace it with one from a country of your choice. This means you can access a live stream of the Angelique Kerber v Serena Williams match from the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Thailand, or anywhere else in the world.
We’ll explain which sources are streaming the match and how to watch using a VPN.
Where to watch the Wimbledon finals live online for free
As mentioned, various broadcasters have rights to air the matches, on TV and via live streams online. Some are free while others require payment. What’s more, there are various languages offered for commentary. Here are some of your best options for free online streams with English commentary:
- UK: BBC (via BBC iPlayer or TVplayer.com)
- US: ESPN (free with a cable subscription), ABC (delayed showings via USTVNow)
- Canada: CTV and TSN (free with a cable subscription)
- Australia: Seven (via 7plus)
If you’re looking for German commentary, here are a couple of your options:
- Germany: Sky Deutschland (free for existing subscribers)
- Switzerland: SGR SSR (via SRF)
We’ll cover these options in a bit more detail below, but first, we’ll look at how to access any of these streams using a VPN.
ExpressVPN is our first choice for watching the Wimbledon finals. It has a proven track record of being able to unblock geo-restricted content. Plus it boasts fast speeds and a large network of high-speed servers spanning almost 100 countries. It’s also one of the most reliable VPNs for working with streaming services such as BBC iPlayer which restrict certain VPNs.
Security and privacy are top priorities for this provider. It offers 256-bit encryption and will never log any of your personally identifiable information, including your IP address. It allows up to three simultaneous connections and has apps for Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, and Android.
Signing up is super simple and all you have to do is choose a subscription period (one, six, or 12 months) and submit your chosen form of payment. A 24/7 live chat customer support service is always at hand in case you do need any assistance. This service is risk-free as ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you could simply use it to watch the Wimbledon finals and any other content you want to view over the next month, and then get your money back.
While ExpressVPN is our top recommendation, we’ve tried and tested many other VPN services and are happy to recommend other providers. Some stellar options offering excellent performance and low prices are NordVPN and CyberGhost.
How to watch the Angelique Kerber v Serena Williams Wimbledon women’s final with a VPN
Once you know which provider you want to go with, getting set up to watch the match is simple. Here’s how to watch the Wimbledon women’s final using a VPN:
- Choose a provider, sign up, and make a note of your login credentials. We recommend ExpressVPN.
- Download and install the VPN desktop client or mobile app.
- Launch the VPN app and log in.
- Connect to a server in the same location as your streaming source region, for example, a UK server for BBC iPlayer.
- Find the live stream of the match on the source website or through the source mobile app and enjoy!
Bear in mind, even with top-rated VPN providers, you could still run into issues. It’s a good idea to test out the streaming service alongside the VPN before the match starts, so you don’t miss any of the action while troubleshooting.
How to watch the Wimbledon women’s final with English commentary
We briefly covered some of your options for English-language coverage earlier, but here we’ll look at them in a bit more detail.
How to watch Wimbledon from the UK
The BBC is showing full Wimbledon coverage on TV, and online through BBC iPlayer. You can also access BBC iPlayer content through TVplayer.com. The BBC is a free service, but to watch via BBC iPlayer, you do need to sign up for an account. This includes entering a UK postal code, but since you’re not entering any billing information, this isn’t actually verified.
The other stipulation for watching any BBC content is that you have a UK TV license, although this isn’t verified either. As such, it’s feasible for anyone to access the stream from within the UK, or outside the UK using a VPN. All BBC coverage is with English commentary.
How to watch Wimbledon from the US
In the US, the primary broadcaster for Wimbledon coverage is ESPN. This channel is accessible if you have a subscription with a US cable provider. You can also access it using an over-the-top provider:
If you’re outside the US and have a subscription to any of the above, you can connect to a US VPN server and log in as normal.
The other channel where you can catch matches is on ABC via USTVNow, although it’s showing only select matches and they’ll be delayed. It will be showing the women’s final at 3 PM (EST).
How to watch Wimbledon from Canada
For residents of Canada, Wimbledon coverage is available through CTV and TSN. Similar to the US live streams, these will only be accessible through an existing cable subscription. As well as having web players, both TSN and CTV have mobile apps, TSN Go and CTV Go, respectively.
For Canadians who might be traveling and want to access TSN or CTV from outside the country, simply use a VPN to connect to a Canadian server and you’ll be good to go.
How to watch Wimbledon from Australia
The Seven Network (Channel 7 or Seven) in Australia will be showing all matches for free. Live stream coverage can be accessed through 7plus.
You don’t need to sign up to watch, so as long as you have an Australian IP address, the Wimbledon women’s final will be easily accessible.
How to watch the Wimbledon women’s final with German commentary
With two Germans in the semifinals, it was very nearly an all-German final this year. Although Serena Williams quashed that dream, German tennis fans will no doubt still want to watch to see if their homegrown Angelique Kerber can oust the tennis titan. If you want to watch with German commentary and you’re in Germany, you’re only in-country option is Sky Deutschland. However, this is a paid service, so if you don’t already subscribe, you’ll want to look for an alternative.
If you are subscribed to Sky Deutschland, but are outside Germany and want to access this stream, you can do so using a German VPN IP address.
Of course, there are other German-speaking countries, some of which will also have broadcasters offering live streams. Switzerland’s SGR SSR will show the match with German commentary via SRF for free. Simply connect to a Swiss VPN server to access.
For other options, you can check out the full list of official Wimbledon broadcasters.
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