The Madrid Open final is set, with Ons Jabeur and Jessica Pegula set to face off on the clay in the biggest match of their respective careers. The Tunisian - a crowd favorite and entertainer - has been the standout performer at La Caja Mágica this week, but the American's ability to hang in there and keep the ball alive evens up the odds. Here's how to watch a Jabeur vs Pegula live stream wherever you are - including ways to watch the Madrid Open final absolutely FREE.
Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 6.30pm CEST (local) / 5.30pm BST / 12.30pm ET / 9.30am ET / 2.30am AEST
Venue: Estadio Manolo Santana, La Caja Mágica, Madrid
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Playing styles aside, there are plenty of parallels between Jabeur and Pegula. Born six months apart, they were both late bloomers, only managing to really scale the heights over the past couple of years, having been ranked at No.77 and No.76 in 2020. They're also dead even in their four-match head-to-head, and have won one WTA Tour title apiece.
The Tunisian, currently ranked No.10, is the first African player to reach a WTA 1000 final. After a tough start, Jabeur really hit her stride with victories over Belinda Bencic, Simona Halep and Ekaterina Alexandrova, all of whom have had the measure of her in the past.
Pegula, meanwhile, got to the final with impressive wins over Bianca Andreescu, home hopeful Sara Sorribes Tormo and Jil Teichmann, and has a weapon that could prove key against Jabeur. The American has broken more serves than anyone else at the Madrid Open, which could neutralize one of Jabeur's most destructive shots.
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How to watch Jabeur vs Pegula: live stream Madrid Open final tennis in the UK
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Jabeur vs Pegula is set to get underway at 5.30pm BST on Saturday evening.
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How to live stream Jabeur vs Pegula from outside your country
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How to watch Jabeur vs Pegula: live stream Madrid Open final 2022 in the US
In the US, coverage of Jabeur vs Pegula comes courtesy of the Tennis Channel (opens in new tab), which has the rights to the Madrid Open, plus loads more tennis action throughout the season.
Jabeur vs Pegula is set to start at 12.30pm ET / 9.30am PT on Saturday.
How to watch Madrid Open without cable
If you don't have cable, you can get the Tennis Channel on over-the-top streaming service Sling TV, which offers it as part of an $11 per month add-on for either its Sling Orange package or Sling Blue package, each of which costs $35 per month.
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A costlier but even more thorough alternative is to get a FuboTV plan, which also includes Tennis Channel, as well as more than 100 other top channels.
Its standard plan costs $69.99 per month after a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab).
New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad, too - all you need is the help of a good VPN (opens in new tab).
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How to live stream Jabeur vs Pegula and watch Madrid Open 2022 tennis online in Canada
In Canada, you can watch Jabeur vs Pegula on DAZN or on TSN, with play set to begin at 12.30pm ET / 9.30am PT on Saturday.
DAZN costs just CAD$20 a month or $150 a year (opens in new tab), and is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Premier League and Champions League live streams.
If you get TSN as part of your cable deal, then you'll just be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to a Jabeur vs Pegula live stream.
The best thing about TSN is that it's also showing the ATP action at the Madrid Open, whereas DAZN is only showing the WTA action. If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.
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How to watch Jabeur vs Pegula: live stream Madrid Open tennis in Australia
beIN Sports has the rights to show Jabeur vs Pegula in Australia, with the match set to begin at 2.30am AEST on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can also sign up to beIN Sports as a standalone subscription, costing $19.99 per month after you've taken advantage of a FREE two-week trial (opens in new tab).
That said, sports streaming specialist Kayo Sports includes beIN in its package - in addition to an enormous variety of live sports - and it also offers a FREE 14-day Kayo Sports trial (opens in new tab).
After that, the Basic plan costs just $25 a month and lets you stream on two screens, while Premium is a mere $35 a month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices.
Don't forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN (opens in new tab) is the solution.
How to watch Madrid Open: live stream Jabeur vs Pegula in New Zealand
Live Madrid Open coverage in New Zealand is split between Sky Sport (opens in new tab), which is showing the ATP action, and Spark Sport (opens in new tab), which is showing the WTA action.
Jabeur vs Pegula is set to begin at 4.30am NZST early on Sunday morning.
Spark Sport costs $24.99 per month after a 7-day FREE free trial (opens in new tab), and includes the Premier League, plenty of Black Caps cricket action, F1 racing and MotoGP.