Keys vs Sabalenka live stream: How to watch Wimbledon quarter-final tennis online for free now

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Madison Keys meets Aryna Sabalenka in what has the makings of a Wimbledon quarter-final classic today. The match is live right now with Keys under pressure from the off. Both players possess big weapons and hit hard from the back of the court, with the Belarusian edging the elite experience after winning the Australian Open earlier this year. Make sure you don't miss the Keys vs Sabalenka live stream now.

Wimbledon is airing for FREE in some countries. But don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on because you can watch Keys vs Sabalenka live streams from anywhere with a VPN.

Keys vs Sabalenka live streams: TV schedule, dates

► Date: Today (Wednesday, July 12)
► Time: First on Court One (8 a.m. EDT / 1 p.m. BST)
► U.S. — ESPN via SlingTV
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Madison Keys has been troubling the latter stages of grand slams for years but after a couple of seasons on the fringes, the American is back in form again. The 2017 US Open finalist got back inside the world top 10 earlier this and, though she's since slipped back to number 18, the 28-year-old has looked back to her best on the grass. The Eastbourne champion, beating compatriot Coco Gauff en route to the title, Keys has dropped just one set in reaching the last eight at the All England Club. That solitary blot on her 2023 SW19 copybook came in the fourth round against 16-year-old Russian prodigy Mirra Andreeva, Keys' three-set victory showing she still has the nerve and the powerful game to give even the best a test.

Aryna Sabalenka has also dropped only one set in reaching the quarter-finals. Absent last year because of the ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes at the Championships, the 25-year-old is delighted to be back at the tournament she loves most. With confidence high after winning the Australian Open and reaching the final at Indian Wells earlier this year, Sabalenka has the perfect grass court game, her big first serve helping her dictate points from the off with an aggressive baseline game. Occasionally, however, that serve can falter under pressure so the Sabalenka second serve is one area Keys will hope to target. This is her first proper test of the tournament – come through it and the second seed will feel even more confident of going all the way.

Keys and Sabalenka have met twice before, their head-to-head record level at one win apiece. Interestingly, Keys was the victory from their solitary meeting on grass, winning a three-setting at the German Open in 2021. Make sure to catch all the Wimbledon action by tuning into a Keys vs Sabalenka live stream. Scroll down for details.

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How to watch Keys vs Sabalenka live streams for FREE in 2023

If you're lucky enough to live in the U.K. then you can look forward to a FREE Keys vs Sabalenka live stream in 2023.

That's because the free-to-air BBC and BBC iPlayer has the rights to the action and will be showing wall-to-wall coverage of Wimbledon 2023. 

But what if you're usually based in the U.K. but aren't at home for a particular Wimbledon live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

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How to watch the 2023 Keys vs Sabalenka live streams from anywhere with a VPN

A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch Wimbledon – including the Keys vs Sabalenka live stream – on BBC iPlayer, even though they're not in the U.K. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive, and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices, and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

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

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer and watch the Keys vs Sabalenka live stream.

How to watch Keys vs Sabalenka live streams in the US

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Tennis fans in the U.S. will want ESPN to catch the Wimbledon live streams, including today's quarter-final round clash featuring Madison Keys vs Aryna Sabalenka.

The cable service will have extensive coverage from the All England Lawn Tennis Club on ESPN, ESPN2, and the ESPN Plus streaming service, while ABC will also broadcast some live matches. In total, there'll be 1,500 hours of action across all 18 courts, plus highlights and more.

ESPN is available through most cable packages as well as some of the best cable TV alternatives, including Sling TV, Fubo.TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu with Live TV.  

Our pick of these would be Sling TV. The Sling Orange package costs just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, right now Sling is offering new subscribers a $20 discount for the first month

Tennis Channel is available on both Sling TV (with the Sport Extra add-on) and Fubo.

Fubo costs $75 per month for 166 channels and includes ESPN and the Tennis Channel. It also offers a 7-day free trial.


Sling TV offers two packages, starting from $40 a month. The Sling Orange option comes with 30-plus channels, including ESPN. Sling Blue ($45 a month) has the Tennis Channel if you add Sports Extra for $11/month more. Either way, Sling is currently offering a tempting discount on your first month.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. Prices start from $75 a month, which includes dozens of sports channels such as ESPN and the Tennis Channel. Better still, new users get a 7-day free trial.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch Wimbledon live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN.

How to watch the 2023 Keys vs Sabalenka live streams in the UK

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British tennis lovers also have a couple of options to watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams. For starters, Keys vs Sabalenka, along with the rest of the tournament, will air for FREE on BBC and BBC iPlayer.

There'll be comprehensive coverage every day, with host Clare Balding ably supported by Tim Henman, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Pat Cash, and other former stars.

BBC One, BBC Two and BBC iPlayer will have live action from the tournament from 11 a.m. BST each day, plus there'll be up to 18 courts to choose from on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

As well as airing on BBC, Wimbledon highlights will be shown each night on Discovery Plus and Eurosport. Both BBC and Discovery Plus/Eurosport will show the men's and women's finals.

Going on holiday this week or next? Sign up to ExpressVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch the Keys vs Sabalenka live streams in Canada

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Canadians can get all the Wimbledon action on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If you've cut the cord, you can currently try out the brand-new TSN Plus streaming service for free. 

Or you can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $19.99 (CAD) a month or $199.90 per year.

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.

How to watch the Keys vs Sabalenka live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams on Channel Nine, which means the big games such as Keys vs Sabalenka will also air on the on-demand service 9Now.

That's great news wherever you are because 9Now is available for free if an Australian postcode. Aussies who aren't in the country right now will simply need to sign up for a VPN such as ExpressVPN in order to watch all the action as if they were back home.

However, 9Now won't have every single match — so to watch it all, ad-free and in up to 4K resolution, you'll need a subscription to Stan Sport.

Stan costs a very reasonable $20 AUD per month ($10 for a standard subscription and $10 for the Sport add-on). A 30-day FREE trial gives you a taste of the platform — and the good news is that the Sport add-on also has a 7-day FREE trial.

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Andy Murray

Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.