Watch a Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream
You can watch Rybakina vs Sabalenka on 9Now for free in Australia today. In the US, you can watch the Australian Open final on ESPN+ and ESPN. In the UK and Europe, the tennis is on Discovery Plus. Full details on how to watch Rybakina vs Sabalenka from anywhere are just below.
|January 28: Not before 7.30pm AEDT / 9.30pm NZDT / 8.30am GMT / 3.30am ET / 12.30am PT|
|Free live stream: 9Now (Aus)|
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Rybakina vs Sabalenka: match preview
The two players have now taken to the court at the Rod Laver Arena where the roof is now open to help cool down the court. It's been a day of close weather.
At the fourth time of asking, Aryna Sabalenka is finally into her first ever grand slam final, but she's up against a woman who seems to be able to do everything just a tiny bit better than her. Fellow big hitter Elena Rybakina leads the field with 45 aces and the highest percentage of first-serve points won, edging Sabalenka in both categories. The Belarusian, however, has won all three of their previous encounters. It's a warm evening at Melbourne Park with the pair ready to take to the Rod Laver Arena shortly.
Sabalenka, 24, has been on the cusp of her first major title for 18 months, but a tendency to crumple on the biggest stages means she's still not taken that final step. Key to the No.5 seed's run in Melbourne has been her drastically improved serve. She's struck home 29 aces and has been broken just six times, though double-faults are still an issue. Only two players have committed more than her total of 22.
Rybakina has never beaten Sabalenka, but it's fair to say that she was a completely different player when they last met, a year and a half ago. The Kazakhstani No.23 seed won Wimbledon last summer and has emerged as one of tennis' leading lights, a player with the potential to truly dominate. Nobody has had a tougher route to the final, but she sailed through it at the expense of one set, eliminating grand slam winners Swiatek, Ostapenko and Azarenka along the way.
We all know about the strength of that Rybakina serve, but as formidable a weapon as it is, it has been broken 10 times over the course of the tournament. Follow our guide as we explain how you can watch a Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream and watch Australian Open 2023 from wherever you are.
Rybakina vs Sabalenka free live stream
Tennis fans in Australia can watch the 2023 Australian Open women's final for FREE on Channel 9 and 9Gem (opens in new tab).
Rybakina vs Sabalenka will start no earlier than 7.30pm AEDT (3.30am ET) on Saturday evening.
That means viewers can also fire up a free Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream on the 9Now streaming service (opens in new tab), which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?
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Die-hard tennis fans might want to take a look at Stan Sport, which is live streaming every match on every court, ad-free. A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), after a 7-day FREE trial, though it's less tempting now that the tournament is drawing to a close.
Watch a Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream from anywhere
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How to watch Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream in USA
Tennis fans in the US can watch Rybakina vs Sabalenka on ESPN and ESPN Plus, but be warned that the Australian Open final is set to start no earlier than 3.30am ET / 12.30am PT on Saturday morning.
The 2023 Australian Open is being shown across ESPN's suite of TV channels and its ESPN Plus streaming service.
Stream Rybakina vs Sabalenka live without cable
If you don't have ESPN on cable, you'll need a streaming service that includes it, and ESPN Plus is the cheapest and most obvious place to start.
ESPN Plus costs $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year. For the ultimate value, you can get a combined ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus bundle for just $13.99 a month, which adds loads of great entertainment and family-friendly content to the mix.
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A costlier but even more thorough cable alternative is FuboTV (opens in new tab), which includes ESPN, ESPN 2 and more than 100 more channels. Prices start at $74.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial (opens in new tab).
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How to watch Rybakina vs Sabalenka: live stream Australian Open final 2023 in the UK
Tennis fans in the UK can watch the 2023 Australian Open final on Eurosport and its streaming arm Discovery Plus, with Rybakina vs Sabalenka set to start no earlier than 8.30am GMT on Saturday morning.
Discovery+ subscriptions costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 for the year, and allows you to tune in on a wide range of devices, as well as the Eurosport TV channels.
If you’re out of the UK but still want to tune in, make sure you install a VPN (opens in new tab) so you can continue accessing UK streaming services from anywhere.
How to watch Rybakina vs Sabalenka: live stream Australian Open final in Canada
In Canada, you can watch the 2023 Australian Open women's final on TSN, but be warned that Rybakina vs Sabalenka will start at around 3.30am ET / 12.30am PT on Friday night/Saturday morning.
If you get the channel as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to a Rybakina vs Sabalenka live stream.
If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$19.99 a month or $199.90 each year.
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How to watch Rybakina vs Sabalenka: live stream Australian Open final in New Zealand
Tennis fans can watch Rybakina vs Sabalenka on Sky Sport (opens in new tab) in New Zealand, with the match set to start at 9.30pm NZDT on Saturday night.
You can also tune in via the Sky Sport Now (opens in new tab) streaming-only platform, which costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
Meanwhile, Sky Sport subscribers can watch the Australian Open final online using the country's Sky Go service.