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Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live stream and how to watch US Open tennis online

Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live stream
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It’s time for the Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live stream, the first of a pair of hotly anticipated matches tonight. Fernandez, a 19-year-old Canadian prodigy, won a lot of attention after she sunk Naomi Osaka in round three and then made herself must-see and more than a fluke after knocking off the 5th-seeded Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinal. And she’s now just a win away from the finals. So, can she do it again in this US Open live stream?

Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka match time

The Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live stream is taking place today (Thursday, September 9).
The match time is 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT / 12 a.m. BST.
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on Amazon Prime Video
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The experts are leaning in favor of Sabalenka, who is having an excellent season. She's currently no.2 in the world rankings after a year that has so far seen her reach the semis at Wimbledon and win a couple of WTA titles.

The 73rd-ranked Fernandez, though, is no stranger to upsets, taking the 2020 Open champ Naomi Osaka out in the third round (5-7, 7-6, 6-4) and the 17th-ranked Angelique Kerber of Germany down in the Round of 16 (6-4, 6-7, 2-6). She was then even more impressive in knocking out Svitolina, in the process becoming the youngest woman to reach the US Open singles semi-finals since Maria Sharapova in 2005.

Can she go one step further and reach the last two here — or will Sabalenka finally fulfil her potential and make a grand-slam final for the first time? Here's how to watch Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka online:

How to watch Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live streams from anywhere

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Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live streams in the US

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In the U.S., the Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live stream is today (Sept. 9). 

The match will be on ESPN, at around 7 p.m. ET, before the Emma Raducanu vs Maria Sakkari match at 8:15 p.m. ET.

US Open matches are spread across the ESPN family of networks, as well as streaming on ESPN3, ESPN Plus and the ESPN app. There is also coverage on the Tennis Channel.

If you cut the cord, you can get all of those channels from Sling TV (via Sling Orange) or Fubo TV's entry-level package. Both are on our best streaming services list, but tennis fans who also love basketball won't want to go with Fubo, as it doesn't have TNT. Tennis Channel can be added on with the Sports Extra (Sling) and Sports Plus (Fubo) packages, which are $11 per month.

Sling TV: You can get ESPN and the other ESPN channels in the Sling Orange package, and then add on Tennis Channel with the Sports Extra add-on. The 30-plus channels in the lineup include AMC, CNN, Food Network, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV and many more.View Deal

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Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live streams in the UK

Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live streams in the U.K.

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U.K. fans will have to stay up late again. Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka will be available on Amazon Prime Video. The match time is set for around 12 a.m. BST tonight.

Prime Video is included with Amazon Prime, which is £79 per year.

Anyone from the U.K. who wants to watch from abroad can get their hookup by using a VPN.

Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live streams in Canada

Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live streams in Canada

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Tennis fans in Canada just need TSN for the Leylah Annie Fernandez vs Aryna Sabalenka live stream. The service can be subscribed to ala-carte or added to your package. 

TSN5 will have the coverage of the match, as they've got the women's semifinals coverage from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

TSN's streaming-only service starts at $19.99 CAD per month, a much better deal than its $4.99 CAD per day option. 

Henry T. Casey

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