Ashleigh Barty will be hoping to move one step closer on Thursday to becoming the first Australian to win the women’s title since Christine O’Neill 42 years ago. Will Barty end the Aussie wait for a finalist, or will Kenin win out at the Rod Laver Arena? Its a match you’ll be able to watch as it happens from anywhere in the world with our Barty vs Kenin Australian Open semi-final live stream guide.
The world No.1 blasted past last year’s finalist Petra Kvitova in straight sets to reach the semi-finals, setting up a last-four clash with American Sofia Kenin.
Ashleigh Barty vs Sofia Kenin – where and when
The Australian Open is taking place at Melbourne Park, with this match happening in its main Rod Laver Arena.
This semi-final clash is pencilled in as the first match of the afternoon session on the court. That means the players won’t be on court until 2pm AEDT at the earliest, which means a 3am GMT early hours start for those tuning in from the UK, and a 10pm ET and 7pm PT start on Wednesday night/evening for folk in the US.
Kenin had never previously made it past the fourth round at the Aussie Open in her short career. However, her hard-fought 6-4 6-4 quarter-final win over Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur means she is now on the brink of her first Grand Slam final.
To make it there she’ll likely have to pull a career-defining performance out of the bag against an in-form world number No.1, while also having to contend with a home crowd firmly on her opponent’s side.
Make sure you don’t miss any of this 2020 Australian Open semi-final by following our Barty vs Kenin live stream guide below – it doesn’t even matter where on Earth you are.
How to watch Ashleigh Barty for FREE Down Under
Wanting to watch Aussie Ashleigh Barty’s bid to make the Women’s Open final Down Under? This year’s Australian Open broadcaster is again Channel 9, which means free tennis to watch if you’re in Australia. Sooner watch online or on mobile? Then your Australian Open live stream destination is 9Now.
Outside Australia but still want to watch? Then cast your eyes downward as we explain how to watch your domestic coverage with a VPN.
Live stream Australian Open 2020 from outside your country
If you’re trying to discover what your watching options are in Australia, the US, UK, Canada or New Zealand, we have all that information on this tennis live stream guide.
But if you’re away from your country and still want to catch your usual broadcaster’s coverage then prepare to be disappointed if you try to watch online, is you’ll likely get an error message describing the fact the tennis action is unable to be watched from overseas.
The best way to clear this net is to download and install a VPN (click the link if you’re a bit unsure of what that is). We’ve tested all of the major VPN services and we rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best. It’s compatible with loads of devices (e.g. Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PS4) and streaming services, ranks amongst the fastest and most secure, and even has an available 30-day money back guarantee so that you can effectively try before you buy while if you sign up for a whole year, Express will give you 49% off and 3 months extra free.
And don’t forget that a VPN isn’t just for watching tennis. From unblocking restricted sites and watching Netflix in other territories, to adding an extra layer of security for online shopping and banking, it’s not hard to see why their popularity is increasing.
How to watch Sofia Kenin with a US live stream
The Australian Open and this match will be broadcast by ESPN and the Tennis Channel. So cable users are good to go, with the match due to start after 10pm ET and 7pm PT on Wednesday evening.
Or, if you’re a cord cutter, you can also get ESPN on a range of TV streaming services. Check out the list below for more information on them.
For those looking to stream, the network’s subscription service ESPN+ will have a lot of coverage of the action from Melbourne, showing over 1,400 hours of action from the tournament this year, including all three doubles championships (men’s, women’s, mixed) plus the Boys’ and Girls’ Singles Championships, as well as the Wheelchair Championships. ESPN+ costs £4.99 per month and is adding an increasing amount of content to its roster – from UFC to FA Cup soccer and much more besides.
And if you have access to any of these services but find yourself outside the US this fortnight, then revert your eyes up and check out how getting a VPN could help.
How to stream Barty vs Kenin live in the UK
Eurosport is the place to be for the Australian Open, and you can watch your subscription to your service via Sky, Virgin Media and TVPlayer. There’s good news if you don’t already have it, as Eurosport also has a FREE TRIAL that will let you watch this match and through to the weekend’s finals.
For those looking to stream, there’s also the option of Eurosport Player and its dedicated app. It costs £6.99 per month, or £39.99 if you commit to a whole year.
This one is due to start at 3am on Thursday morning, so get those alarms set!
Not in the UK to watch the tennis? You can avoid geo-blocking by downloading and installing a VPN as described above.
How to live stream Barty vs Kenin in Canada
In Canada the rights to all the tennis Grand Slams are owned by TSN, and the 2020 Australian Open is no exception. So that means you can access this via your TV, online or on the TSN app if you have access to the service.
Using a VPN is the way to go if you want to access an account when you’re overseas.
How to live stream the Australian Open in New Zealand
In New Zealand you’re going to be able to catch all the action on Sky NZ, although this is obviously a paid-for service. It includes access on mobile and tablets via the Sky Go app. The match will be getting going at around 4pm NZDT.
If you want to catch the action but are out of New Zealand over the fortnight, you can of course use a VPN to access Sky’s coverage.