No.3 seed Jessica Pegula takes on world No.36 Camila Giorgi in an all-out display of power-hitting in the second round of the French Open today. Pegula, the top-ranked American at Roland-Garros this year, has been one of the most consistent performers on tour this year, but needs a big slam to show that she belongs in the same bracket as women's tennis' big three.
Read on and we'll show you how to watch Pegula vs Giorgi live streams from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.
Giorgi has never beaten Pegula on clay and trails their overall head-to-head by 7-2, but the Italian's somewhat wild playing style can be both a curse and a blessing. When she clobbers the ball, it stays clobbered, and if it lands in the chalk it rarely comes back. Too often, though, it goes awry and runs the risk of taking a line-judge's head off instead.
They both took down big-name opponents without too many issues in the previous round, Pegula dispatching of her compatriot Danielle Collins and Giorgi dumping out home hopeful Alize Cornet, each without dropping a set.
However, this represents a big step up for both players, each of whom have tended to fall short on the big stage throughout their careers. Who will hold their nerve today? Here's everything you need to know watch Pegula vs Giorgi online.
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How to watch Pegula vs Giorgi live streams for FREE in 2023
If you're lucky enough to live in Australia, France or Austria then you can look forward to FREE Pegula vs Giorgi live streams from Roland-Garros in 2023.
But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Pegula vs Giorgi 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 Pegula vs Giorgi live streams from anywhere with a VPN
It's natural that you might want to watch Pegula vs Giorgi live streams from your home country, but what if you're not there when the match is on?
Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN 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, an Australian who's currently in the U.S. could watch Pegula vs Giorgi live streams on 9Now, even though they're not in Australia.
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.
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 an Australian service, you'd select Australia from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to 9Now or another website and watch Pegula vs Giorgi.
How to watch Pegula vs Giorgi live streams in the US
If you're in the U.S. you have a couple of options to watch a Pegula vs Giorgi live stream at the French Open. Viewers can tune in on the Tennis Channel, as well as Peacock.
Pegula vs Giorgi will start no earlier than 5.45 a.m. ET / 2.45 a.m. PT in the early hours of Wednesday morning, so don't forget to set an alarm.
NBC, which is also providing coverage of the French Open, can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas, while the Tennis Channel is available in some cable packages.
Of these options, we recommend Peacock: It costs just $4.99/month with ads, or $9.99 without, and includes lots more great content in addition to French Open live streams from Roland-Garros.
If you go the Sling TV route, you'll want Sling Blue, which is $40 per month and comes with more than 40 channels, including NBC (in select regions). You can also add on the Tennis Channel as part of its Sports Extra package, for an extra $11/month. On the plus side, right now Sling is offering $10 off the first month.
Fubo, meanwhile, costs $75 per month for 121 channels. Sports fans will find a number of niche sports channels among its lineup.
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch Pegula vs Giorgi 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 Pegula vs Giorgi live streams in the UK
British tennis lovers can watch Pegula vs Giorgi live streams from Roland-Garros with Discovery Plus and Eurosport. As Eurosport is part of Discovery Plus, it doesn't matter one which you subscribe to.
Pegula vs Giorgi will start no earlier than 10.45 a.m. BST on Wednesday morning.
Discovery Plus is available for £6.99/month or £59.99/year. You can sign up for Discovery Plus here, or access the service via Amazon Prime Video — and here you can get a seven-day free trial of the service. Plus, if you don't already have Amazon Prime itself, you can get a 30-day free trial of that too.
On holiday this week? Sign up to ExpressVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.
How to watch Pegula vs Giorgi live streams in Canada
Tennis fans in Canada can watch Pegula vs Giorgi along with all the French Open action on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package.
Just note that Pegula vs Giorgi will start at approximately 5.45 a.m. ET / 2.45 a.m. PT first thing on Wednesday morning, so be prepared to miss out on some sleep.
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 Pegula vs Giorgi live streams in Australia
As explained above, Aussies can watch a Pegula vs Giorgi live stream for free on 9Now.
Pegula vs Giorgi will start no earlier than 7.45 p.m. AEST on Wednesday evening.
Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it 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.
You'll need to pay extra to access HD or 4K streams and to increase the number of devices you watch on, but even if you go for the full-fat Premium sub with the Sport add-on, you'd still only be looking at $29/month.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN, such as ExpressVPN, to watch Pegula vs Giorgi on your Stan account, as if you were back home.
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