Gauff vs Sabalenka live stream: How to watch US Open final online for free now

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Coc Gauff will aim to follow in the footsteps of Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens by becoming the fourth American woman to win the U.S. Open this century when she faces reigning Australian Open champion and No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka in today’s final at Flushing Meadows.

It’s a full house on Arthur Ashe Stadium, the roof is closed and as the players walk onto the court there is plenty of support for home favorite Gauff. 

Sabalenka dominated the first set, taking it 6-2 after securing three breaks of serve. But Gauff has fought back and taken the second set 6-3. We now have a one set shootout to see who will be crowned U.S. Open champion. 

The women's U.S. Open final is airing for FREE in some countries. But don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on — because you can watch US Open final live stream live streams from anywhere with a VPN.

US Open final live streams: TV schedule, dates

► Date: Saturday, September 9
► Time (approx): 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. BST / 6 a.m. AEST (Sep. 10)
► FREE LIVE STREAM 9Now (Australia)
► U.K. Sky Sports
► U.S. — ESPN via Sling or Fubo
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After claiming hard court titles in Washington and Cincinnati, many believed that Gauff could be a threat in New York and the 19-year-old has coped with the pressure in superb fashion. The American was always in control in her semifinal match as she overcame Karolína Muchová 6-4, 7-5 to storm to her first U.S. Open final.

Gauff won just four games at the 2022 French Open final and was overwhelmed by Iga Świątek, but has looked supremely confident on her favored surface and will have the crowd behind her at Arthur Ashe Stadium. However, in Sabalenka, she faces a mentally tough opponent who has enjoyed a remarkable year.

Sabalenka, 25, who will be crowned world No. 1 once the tournament ends, won her maiden major this year before reaching the semifinals at the French Open and Wimbledon. In New York, Sabalenka cruised through to the last four and showed her fight in the semifinal as she recovered from losing the opening set to book her place in the showpiece. 

The Belarusian will hope to dictate play with her powerful and aggressive baseline game but has had her struggles against Gauff in the past. Can Gauff cope with the pressure and win her first Grand Slam title? Or will Sabalenka show why she's about to be the world's top player? Make sure you catch all the action at the 2023 U.S. Open action by tuning into a Gauff vs Sabalenka live stream. Scroll down for details.

FREE US Open final live streams

How to watch US Open final live streams for FREE in 2023

If you're lucky enough to live in Australia then you can look forward to FREE U.S. Open live streams, including Gauff vs Sabalenka, in 2023.

That's because the free-to-air Channel Nine and its 9Now streaming service have the rights to the action and will be showing wall-to-wall coverage of the tournament. 

But what if you're usually based in Australia but aren't at home for Gauff vs Sabalenka livestream? 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 US Open final 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, an Australian who's currently in the U.S. could watch the Gauff vs Sabalenka 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.


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 an Australian service, you'd select Australia from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to 9Now and watch Gauff vs Sabalenka. 

How to watch Gauff vs Sabalenka US Open final live streams in the U.S.

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Tennis fans in the U.S. can watch the Gauff vs Sabalenka U.S. Open final match Sunday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on ESPN.

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

Our pick of these would be Sling TV. The Sling Orange package starts at just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN.

Fubo, meanwhile, costs $75 per month for 121 channels and includes ESPN. It offers a 7-day free trial.

And remember, if you're usually based in the U.S. but aren't there at the moment, you can still watch the services you already subscribe to via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.


Sling TV offers two packages, starting from $40 a month. The Sling Orange option comes with 30-plus channels, including ESPN. 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 US Open final live streams in the UK

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British tennis lovers can watch Gauff vs Sabalenka and all of the action from the 2023 US Open on Sky Sports and via the Sky Go app.

If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £18/month to add those channels.

Whatever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar without the need for a dish. Prices start at £14/month for the TV, plus a sky sub on top of that.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.98 or month-long access for £34.99.

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 US Open final live streams in Canada

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Canadians can get all the US Open action, including the Gauff vs Sabalenka match, on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $19.99/month or $199/year.

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to watch your regular coverage from anywhere.

How to watch US Open final live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch the 2023 US Open live streams on Channel Nine, and even if the big matches like Gauff vs Sabalenka don't air on TV, you'll be able to live stream them 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 $10 AUD per month and new users get a 30-day FREE trial. You'll also need the Sport add-on, which costs $15 per month.

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Adrian Back

Adrian is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about sport for a wide range of publications including World Soccer Magazine, Newsweek, Yahoo and FourFourTwo. Having covered everything from the NBA Finals and French Open to the London Olympics and F1 in Abu Dhabi, his great passion remains soccer – a sport he could write and talk about all day long.