Ash Barty faces Jessica Pegula today in the quarter-finals of the 2022 Australian Open. With defending women's champion Naomi Osaka eliminated, world no.1 Barty looks odds-on for a maiden Australian Open title. Play is due to start at 8am GMT. Aussies can watch every Australian Open match free on 9now (opens in new tab). Here's how to watch an Ash Barty vs Jessica Pegula live stream online and on TV from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).
- Barty vs Pegula quarterfinal - watch free on 9Now (opens in new tab) (may require a VPN (opens in new tab))
Australia's own Ash Barty has dropped just one service game so far in Melbourne, and now has a great chance to reach her second-ever Australian Open semi-final. With Osaka and much-fancied No.10 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova out of the running, expect the partisan crowd at the Rod Laver Arena to go bonkers for Barty.
Of course, the USA's Jessica Pegula is no pushover. The world no.18 pulled out all the stops to beat Greek pro Maria Sakkari in straight sets in her previous match and has a solid baseline game that could cause Barty a few headaches. Still, it's fair to say Barty is moving the ball around the court with such fluidity that Pegula is in for the game of her life.
Aussie fans can watch the 2022 Australian Open free on 9Now (opens in new tab). Follow our guide to watch a free Ash Barty vs Jessica Pegula live stream from anywhere.
Ash Barty vs Jessica Pegula free live stream
Every match of the 2022 Australian Open – including Ash Barty vs Jessica Pegula – is televised on Nine and streamed live on 9now (opens in new tab). Coverage is completely free... but only in Australia.
Going to be outside Oz? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access the free 9Now live stream (opens in new tab) from anywhere. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
It's easy. Follow the step-by-step instructions below...
Watch a Ash Barty vs Jessica Pegula live stream from abroad with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Australian Open rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so you can access local streaming services from anywhere and save money!
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How to use a VPN
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. Tennis fans may wish to choose 'Australia' for 9now.
3. Then head over to 9now (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Ash Barty vs Jessica Pegula live stream.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.
Ash Barty vs Jessica Pegula live stream in UK/Europe
Eurosport holds the rights to air the Australian Open 2022 in the UK/Europe. Every match will be live across Discovery+, the Eurosport app and Eurosport.com. Ash Barty vs Jessica Pegula starts at 8am GMT on Tuesday, 25th January.
Subscription to Discovery+ (opens in new tab) (Entertainment & Sport) costs just £6.99/€6.99 a month and includes: Australian Open tennis, Grand Tour cycling, snooker and much more. Amazon Prime subscribers can trial Discovery+ free for 7 days (opens in new tab).
Ash Barty vs Jessica Pegula live stream in the USA
TV rights to the 2022 Australian Open are once again split between ESPN and the Tennis Channel.
ESPN has bagged the quarter-finals and semi-finals, as well as the men's and women's finals. Cord-cutters can stream all the action live on ESPN+ for $6.99 a month.
Remember: Aussie nationals can live stream every match of the 2022 Australian Open – including Barty vs Pegula – free of charge on 9Now (opens in new tab). Aussies abroad can access 9now with a VPN (opens in new tab).
Another option is to watch ESPN on Sling Orange. Cable replacement service Sling offers new subscribers a 3-day free trial (opens in new tab).
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Want to watch Ash Barty complete in the first tennis Grand Slam of 2022? Hurry, and you can get your first three days of Sling completely free! It's $35 a month after but there's no contract, so you can cancel anytime you like.
A third option is to subscribe to the Tennis Channel direct, which you may be able to do as part of your cable package.
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Australian Open 2022 schedule & match times
Schedule is as follows:
17th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles first round
18th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles first round
19th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles second round
20th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles second round
21st January 2022 – Men's and women's singles third round
22nd January 2022 – Men's and women's singles third round
23rd January 2022 – Men's and women's singles fourth round
24th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles fourth round
25th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles quarter-finals
26th January 2022 – Men's and women's singles quarter-finals
27th January 2022 – Women's semi-finals
28th January 2022 – Men's semi-finals
29th January 2022 – Women's final
30th January 2022 – Men's final