It's the US Open Final that nobody expected but everybody is excited about - teenage sensations Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez. The first Grand Slam final to be contested by two teenagers since 1999, we're about to herald a new era for women's tennis. Read on as we explain how to watch US Open semi-final tennis online and get a Raducanu and Fernandez live stream wherever you are right now - with Channel 4 showing it free in the UK!
Despite it being just her fourth tour-level tournament, Brit Emma Raducanu's incredible run in New York has seen her become the first British woman to reach a major final since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977, with the 18-year-old yet to lose a set on her route to this showdown.
Currently ranked 73rd in the world, Fernandez's passage to tonight's clash has been arguably even more impressive, with the left-handed 19-year-old from Montreal claiming victories against four-times major winner and US champion Naomi Osaka, three-times Grand Slam winner Kerber and fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals.
It really is a match no tennis fan will want to miss, so read on for your guide to live stream Raducanu vs Fernandez at the US Open from wherever you are in the world.
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How to watch Emma Raducanu for FREE in the UK
While Amazon has has had the rights to broadcast the US Open tennis in the UK, there's fantastic news for English tennis fans who want to cheer on the new superstar Raducanu.
That's because free-to-air Channel 4 has agreed rights to show the final, too!
Raducanu vs Fernandez is due to start at 9pm Saturday night - a prime time slot for a massive match. Coverage is set to begin at 8pm.
If you're not going to be near a TV, then you can live stream the tennis via the All 4 streaming service. Or get the All 4 mobile app for Android or iOS. And the streaming service is also compatible with Chromecast, PS4, Xbox One, YouView, Roku, Samsung, Amazon Fire, FreeviewPlay, Now TV, Sky and Virgin Media.
If you don't already, you'll need to make a free account to watch Channel 4 on demand, but there's no payment or credit cards involved.
The match will be simulcast on Amazon Prime Video, too.
How to watch Raducanu vs Fernandez live stream from outside your country
If you're abroad during the US Open, you'll likely find you're unable to access your domestic tennis coverage like you would at home. This isn't necessarily cause for alarm, but rather the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to certain parts of the world.
Fortunately, there's a convenient way around this in the form of a VPN. This is a nifty bit of software that lets you swerve around these digital borders, thereby allowing you to globe trot and still access your preferred tennis live stream. It's a completely legal workaround, very affordable, and super easy to use - allow us to explain more.
Use a VPN to watch a 2021 US Open live stream from anywhere
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Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...
1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location
3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from the UK, just head to the Channel 4 website or app
How to live stream Leylah Fernandez online in Canada
In Canada, you can watch the US Open on TSN for English-language coverage, while RDS is taking care of French-language coverage.
The Fernandez final is set to start at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.
If you get them 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 US Open live stream.
If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.
How to watch a Raducanu vs Fernandez US Open live stream in America
In America, US Open network coverage is being provided exclusively by ESPN, with Raducanu vs Fernandez scheduled to start at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.
If you have ESPN on cable already, you're all set and can watch the tennis from Flushing Meadows via the network's website - just log-in with details of your cable provider.
How to watch US Open without cable
If you don't have cable don't sweat it, you've still got plenty of options.
The sports network is also live streaming every match on every court on ESPN Plus, which only costs $5.99 per month and allows you to watch online as well as via its mobile app and TV streamer apps on the likes of Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PS4 and Xbox.
Another option is Sling TV. Its Orange package costs just $35 a month and includes ESPN, but even better, Sling is currently offering new subscribers a fantastic bargain - right now you can save big bucks with this Sling TV deal, which lets you get a whole month of Sling Orange for a mere $10.
Alternatively, fuboTV plans offer even more complete end-to-end cable replacement services, which offers ESPN and more than 120 other channels on plans starting from $64.99 a month. And, better still, it offers a FREE FuboTV trial.
If you're outside the US right now you can always use a streaming VPN to get access to your home coverage.
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How to live stream US Open final for FREE in Australia
Australian tennis fans are amongst the luckiest in the world, as the business end of the US Open is being shown on FREE-to-air TV.
Both men's and women's finals are being shown on SBS, which means you can also live stream the action through SBS On Demand. As well as apps for Android and iOS, you can access it on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV and most smart TVs.
ESPN is also showing the US Open from start to finish, but even if you don't have the channel on cable you don't need to miss out.
That's because Aussie streaming service Kayo Sports includes ESPN coverage in its packages. A Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously, while a Kayo Sports Premium Package provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
Needless to say, this makes it super-affordable if you share with friends, family or fellow tennis fans - plus Kayo offers a 14-day FREE trial.
Raducanu vs Fernandez is due to start anytime after 6am AEST on Sunday morning Down Under.
If you're away from Australia at the moment, you'll need to go down the VPN route as set out above.
How to live stream Raducanu vs Fernandez in New Zealand
In New Zealand, premium sports subscription service ESPN has exclusive coverage of the US Open.
Play between Raducanu vs Fernandez is set to get underway at 10am NZST on Sunday.
If you want to catch the US Open action but are out of New Zealand over the fortnight, you can use a VPN to access the tennis coverage.
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