How to watch Australian Open 2023 live steams: Dates, draw, schedule and more

Novak Djokovic of Serbia competes at the 2023 Australian Open
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The best tennis players in the world are facing off when you watch the Australian Open 2023 live streams right now. On the men's side, Novak Djokovic is in the hunt for a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam, though he'll have to get past red-hot American player Tommy Paul. No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas hopes to win his first major, if he can win his semifinals match against Karen Khachanov.  

Australian Open 2023 dates, times

The 2023 Australian Open runs Monday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 29.
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Eurosport via Sky (opens in new tab) or Discovery Plus (opens in new tab)
• Australia — Watch on Nine via 9Now (opens in new tab) or Stan Sport (opens in new tab)
• Canada — Watch on TSN (opens in new tab)
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On the women's side, No. 5 seed Aryna Sabalenka will face Elena Rybakina in the final. It's the first major final for Sabalenka, but Rybakina's been on a roll, appearing in two of the last three. She netted her first Grand Slam at last year's Wimbledon.

Here's everything you need to watch the Australian Open 2023 live streams online.

How to watch Australian Open 2023 from anywhere on Earth

The 2023 Australian Open will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling, Eurosport or another service and watch the game.

How to watch Australian Open 2023 live streams in the US

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American tennis fans can watch the 2023 Australian Open on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Plus. Due to the time difference, coverage begins Sunday, January 15 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. 

The ESPN networks are available on most cable packages, but if you've cut the cord, you can get them with two of the best streaming services: Sling TV and FuboTV.

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Sling TV (opens in new tab): ESPN and ESPN2 are on Sling Orange, which is $40 per month and comes with a few dozen other top channels. Right now, new subscribers can get half off their first month.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front. After that, the Pro Plan gives you over 120 channels for $70/month. The channel lineup includes ESPN, as well as other top networks. 

How to watch Australian Open 2023 live streams in the UK

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British tennis fans can watch the 2023 Australian Open exclusively on Eurosport. 

Live coverage begins at midnight GMT on Monday, January 16. 

Eurosport comes with a Sky TV package (opens in new tab), starting at £24 per month. Subscribers can also stream online via the Eurosport website and Eurosport app. 

Or you can get Eurosport coverage via Discovery Plus (opens in new tab) for £6 per month.

How to watch Australian Open 2023 live streams in Canada

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Canadians can tune into the Australian Open 2023 on TSN, the TSN website or TSN app. 

Coverage starts Sunday, January 15 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

How to watch Australian Open 2023 live streams in Australia

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Channel 9 (opens in new tab), as usual, is Australia's destination for Australian Open live streams. That means you've got the option to watch it on your TV or via 9Now (opens in new tab) or Stan Sport (opens in new tab).

How to watch Australian Open 2023 live streams in New Zealand

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Kiwis can watch Australian Open action on Sky NZ (opens in new tab), which includes access on mobile devices in the Sky Go (opens in new tab) app.

Australian Open 2023 schedule

The Australian Open 2023 takes place Monday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 29 local time. 

First round match play begins at 11 a.m. AEDT. 

Here is the tournament's schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 16: Men's and Women's First Round
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17: Men's and Women's First Round
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18: Men's and Women's Second Round
  • Thursday, Jan. 19: Men's and Women's Second Round
  • Friday, Jan. 20: Men's and Women's Third Round
  • Saturday, Jan. 21: Men's and Women's Third Round
  • Sunday, Jan. 22: Men's and Women's Fourth Round
  • Monday, Jan. 23: Men's and Women's Fourth Round
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24: Men's and Women's Quarterfinals
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25: Men's and Women's Quarterfinals
  • Thursday, Jan. 26: Women’s Singles Semifinals
  • Friday: Jan. 27: Men’s Singles Semifinals, Mixed Doubles Final
  • Saturday, Jan. 28: Women's Singles Final, Men's Doubles Final
  • Sunday, Jan. 29: Men's Singles Final, Women's Doubles Final

Australian Open 2023 draw

Here are the top eight seeds in the 2023 Australian Open draw for men's singles:

  1. Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  2. Casper Ruud (Norway)
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
  4. Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  5. Andrey Rublev (independent)
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada)
  7. Daniil Medvedev (independent)
  8. Taylor Fritz (USA)

And the top eight seeds in women's singles:

  1. Iga Swiatek (Poland)
  2. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
  3. Jessica Pegula (USA)
  4. Caroline Garcia (France)
  5. Aryna Sabalenka (independent)
  6. Maria Sakkari (Greece)
  7. Coco Gauff (USA)
  8. Daria Kasatkina (independent)

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Kelly Woo
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Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.