Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream
Rybakina vs Sabalenka - the AO women's singles final – is free to watch on 9Now in Australia. Tennis fans can also watch on Sling/ESPN+ in the USA, and Discovery+ in the UK. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere if you are outside your home country. Rybakina vs Sabalenka is on court now and the match is underway. The world awaits a new winner of the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup.
- AUS: Free Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream on 9Now
- USA: Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream on ESPN via Sling (opens in new tab)
- Watch your local stream from abroad with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream: match preview
It's been a warm and muggy day in Melbourne but the temperature is expected to drop to a comfortable 20 degrees during this final with the roof of the Rod Laver Arena now mercifully opened.
Nobody could accuse Elena Rybakina of taking the easy route to her first Australian Open final. The 23-year-old Kazakh beat three former Grand Slam champions in a row to reach the Melbourne Park showpiece, disposing of Iga Swiatek – the world number one – Jelena Ostapenko and Victoria Azarenka in successive matches. The reigning Wimbledon champion looked nervy in places but came through against 24th seed Azarenka in the semi-final 7-6, 6-4, eventually finding a way to counteract the Belarusian's superb return game in a close first set. Although ranked outside the world top 20 due to the sanctions applied to Russian athletes, Rybakina has the major experience to start this Australian Open women's final as a slight favourite.
Aryna Sabalenka has gone under the radar somewhat in Melbourne, but in winning a first Grand Slam singles semi-final at the fourth attempt the 24-year-old has made it to the big one. Sabalenka's 7-6, 6-2 defeat of Magda Linette turned into a comfortable win after her all-or-nothing ground strokes matched a strong first serve's consistency in the second set. The fifth seed is yet to drop a set this tournament – or the 18 she has played in 2023 after winning the Adelaide warm-up event – her aggressive baseline play providing lots of winners. That said, Sabalenka knows she must play no-miss tennis to get that first Slam.
The two players have faced each other on three previous occasions with Sabalenka emerging on top on each occasion. Can she do it again? Here's how to watch a Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream from anywhere.
Rybakina vs Sabalenka free live stream
Aussies can watch the entire 2023 Australian Open – including Rybakina vs Sabalenka – on 9Now (opens in new tab). The coverage is completely free for those in Australia.
Outside Australia? Use a VPN to access 9Now (opens in new tab) when travelling abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Sign up for 12 months and you can watch all four Grand Slams on 9Now.
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Watch Rybakina vs Sabalenka from abroad with a VPN
You won't be able to watch your regular Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.
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1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
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Watch Rybakina vs Sabalenka in UK/Europe
The Australian Open 2023 – including Rybakina vs Sabalenka – are live on Eurosport via Discovery+.
Subscription to Discovery+ (Entertainment & Sport) costs just £6.99/€6.99 a month and includes the Grand Slam tennis, Grand Tour cycling, snooker and much more besides.
Remember: Aussies can watch every match free on 9Now (opens in new tab) (Use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access 9now when travelling outside of Australia).
Rybakina vs Azarenka live stream in the USA
US TV rights to the 2023 Australian Open belong to ESPN. That means games – including Elena Rybakina vs Aryna Sabalenka – are streamed live on ESPN Plus, the broadcaster's $9.99-per-month sports app.
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Don't forget: Aussie nationals can live stream every match free of charge on 9Now (opens in new tab). Aussies abroad can access 9now with a VPN (opens in new tab).
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