US Open champions Emma Raducanu and Sloane Stephens face off in the headline tie of the Australian Open first round today. It’s also the 19-year-old Brit’s AO bow and her first ever match against a grand slam winner. The match is expected on the Margaret Court Arena at 10.30am GMT / 5.30am ET . Read on as we explain how to watch Australian Open tennis online and get a Raducanu vs Stephens live stream wherever you are – including ways to see the match absolutely FREE.
Stephens, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals nine years ago, is the antithesis of Raducanu in many ways. The 2017 US Open champ and 2018 French Open finalist is currently ranked No.65 in the world owing to a couple of quiet seasons, but if she’s in the zone she could well be a genuine contender for the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup.
The going has been tough for Raducanu since her sensational 2021 US Open triumph, which has been followed by two victories and four defeats. The world No.18, one of the finest young talents in the game, was humbled 6-0, 6-1 at the Sydney International last week, but will be hoping to shine again on the big stage.
It’s an early treat, so watch all the drama unfold as it happens by following our Raducanu vs Stephens live stream guide to watch Australian Open 2022 tennis online today.
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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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