Ashleigh Barty and Amanda Anisimova have faced off only once before, but it was an unforgettable occasion for both players. The 20-year-old American has already pulled off one of the shocks of the tournament – can she do the same to the local hero? Today's match is expected on Rod Laver Arena at 8am GMT / 3am ET. Here's how to watch a Barty vs Anisimova live stream wherever you are – including ways to see the match absolutely FREE.
Dates: Sunday, January 23
Time (estimated): 7pm AEDT / 8am GMT / 3am ET / 12am PT
Venue: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park
FREE live stream: 9Now (AU)
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World No.60 Anisimova has a grit that belies her tender years. She fought back from a set down and saved two match points before dumping out reigning champion Naomi Osaka on Friday, in a performance that was reminiscent of her 2019 clash with Barty.
On that occasion she won the opening set despite trailing 5-0. Barty, however, roared back to victory, and in her next match she secured her maiden slam in straight sets. The world No.1 is yet to get her hands on the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, but with Osaka out of the hunt, Barty is now the favorite.
Watch all the drama unfold by following a Barty vs Anisimova live stream at the Australian Open 2022.
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How to watch Barty vs Anisimova: live stream Australian Open 2022 for FREE Down Under
The estimated start time for Barty vs Anisimova is 7pm AEDT.
That means you can also fire up a Barty vs Anisimova live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is completely free to use too, and compatible with most smart devices.
If you’re currently out of Australia but want a slice of that free coverage, you’ll need to get yourself a VPN as per the instructions above.
How to live stream Barty vs Anisimova from outside your country
For broadcast and streaming details in more tennis-mad countries like the UK, US, Canada and New Zealand, just scroll down the page – everything you need to know is there, including estimated start times and broadcast details.
But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from anywhere outside your home country, you'll soon find a problem – geo-blocking. That's where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It's a common problem for sports fans all over the world.
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US: Barty vs Anisimova live stream
Tennis fans based in the US have a late night ahead, as the estimated start time for Barty vs Anisimova is 3am ET / 12am PT on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
ESPN Plus is the best place to watch Barty vs Anisimova in the US.
ESPN+ only costs $6.99 per month and allows you to watch online as well as via its suite of apps for mobile, tablet, laptop and most other smart devices. It’s $69.99 for 12 months if you’re happy to commit for the year.
More ways to live stream Australian Open 2022
The Australian Open is also being televised by ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN3, but the coverage is less comprehensive and it’s hard to tell which matches will be featured ahead of time.
CAN: Barty vs Anisimova live stream
Those timings also apply in Canada, where tennis fans may have a late night in store. Barty vs Anisimova is expected to start at around 3am ET / 12am PT on Saturday night.
In Canada, you can watch Barty vs Anisimova on TSN for English-language coverage, and RDS for French-language coverage.
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 an Australian Open live stream.
If you don’t have cable, then you can subscribe to TSN or RDS on a streaming-only basis from CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.
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UK: Barty vs Anisimova live stream
For tennis fans in the UK, the estimated start time for Barty vs Anisimova is 8am GMT on Sunday morning.
Barty vs Anisimova is being shown on streaming service Discovery+, which you can subscribe to for £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year. Better still, there’s a 7-day FREE trial for new users.
The platform is brimming with live sports, including big events like the Winter Olympics, snooker and Formula E, and lots of niche and extreme stuff too, such as snowboarding, swimming, and canoeing.
If you’re out of the UK but still want to tune in, make sure you install a VPN so you can continue accessing UK streaming services from anywhere.
NZ: Barty vs Anisimova live stream
Live Aussie Open coverage in New Zealand comes courtesy of Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages.
The estimated start time for Barty vs Anisimova is 9pm NZDT on Sunday evening.
Sky Sport subscribers can watch online using the country’s Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform – where a weekly pass costs $19.99, and a monthly pass costs $39.99 after a 7-day free trial.
Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use the VPN route outlined earlier to access their preferred coverage just like they would at home.