Gauff vs Sabalenka live stream: How to watch Australian Open semi-final online

Coco Gauff of the United States, wearing a bright yellow New Balance tennis outfit, standing on a light blue tennis court, ahead of the Gauff vs Sabalenka Australia Open semi-final 2024.
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Aryna Sabalenka has looked in ominous form during her run to the Australian Open semi-finals but will expect a serious challenge on Thursday when she faces Coco Gauff on Rod Laver Arena. Read on for how to watch Gauff vs Sabalenka from anywhere with a VPN.

Gauff vs Sabalenka live streams: TV schedule, dates

The Gauff vs Sabalenka live stream takes place on Thurday, January 25.
Time (approx): 3:30 a.m. ET / 12:30 a.m. PT / 8:30 a.m. GMT / 7:30 p.m. AEDT
 FREE9Now (Australia)
 U.S. — ESPN via Sling / ESPN Plus
 U.K. — Eurosport via Sky / Discovery Plus
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It has been a remarkable run from the defending champion in Melbourne as Sabalenka has reached the last four without losing more than three games in a set. The Belarusian has simply overpowered her opponents and appears to be in full control of her game, as shown in the 6-2, 6-3 win over Barbora Krejcikova in the quarter-finals. 

The 25-year-old is now unbeaten in her last 12 matches in Melbourne and has reached the semi-finals at her past six Grand Slams, making her the first player to achieve this impressive feat since Serene Williams made 10 in a row between 2014 and 2017. 

While Sabalenka cruised through to the semi-finals, Gauff scraped past Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk in three sets as she produced a staggering 51 unforced errors. It was the first sign of weakness for the 19-year-old who had reached the last eight without dropping a set. 

However, Gauff will have positive memories of playing Sabalenka as she leads the head-to-head 4-2, which includes last year’s US Open final when the American came back from losing to the first set to win her maiden Grand Slam title. 

It should be a hugely entertaining contest so follow our guide as we explain how you can watch a Gauff vs Sabalenka live stream and watch Australian Open 2024 games from wherever you are.

FREE Gauff vs Sabalenka live streams

How to watch Gauff vs Sabalenka live streams for FREE in 2024

If you're lucky enough to live in Australia then you can look forward to FREE Gauff vs Sabalenka live streams.

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 the Coco Gauff vs Aryna Sabalenka 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.

Gauff vs Sabalenka live streams around the world

How to watch Gauff 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, 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 the tennis.

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

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Tennis fans in the U.S. will need ESPN to watch Gauff vs Sabalenka live streams. The cable brand will have extensive coverage from Melbourne Park on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and the Tennis Channel.

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 $79.99 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.


ESPN Plus costs $10.99 per month for the basic package, but you can save over 15% by signing up for a year for $109.99. That brings access to major tennis, boxing, the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour golf, FA Cup soccer and even the UFC if you're happy to add the occasional PPV fee.


Sling TV includes ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 in its Orange package, which starts at $40 a month (or less with a Sling TV promo code).


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. It's got dozens of sports channels, including ESPN and the Tennis Channel, and offers a 7-day free trial. You can also save on fees with our Fubo promo codes.

How to watch the Gauff vs Sabalenka live streams in the U.K.

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British tennis lovers will be able to watch the Gauff vs Sabalenka live streams on Eurosport, which is available through Sky TV or Discovery Plus.

Eurosport comes with a Sky TV package, starting at £26 per month. Subscribers can also stream online via the Eurosport website and Eurosport app.

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. 

If your cable TV comes from Virgin Media, meanwhile, Eurosport is included in your regular subscription.

Or you can get Eurosport coverage via Discovery Plus for £5.99 per month.

Going on holiday? 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 Gauff vs Sabalenka live streams in Canada

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Canadians can catch all the Australian Open action – including Gauff's semi-final – on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If you've cut the cord, a streaming subscription to TSN Plus starts at CA$8 per month.

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 Gauff vs Sabalenka live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Australian Open unfold on Channel Nine and 9Gem. Their schedules are very fluid, so if 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 because 9Now is available for free; all you need is an Australian postcode. 

Those lucky tennis fans Down Under also have a pay-TV option to watch comprehensive coverage of every court at the tournament, plus a number of other sports, ad-free on Stan Sport.

A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $15 Stan sub), after a 30-day Stan Sport FREE trial.

Remember, Aussies who aren't in the country right now will simply need to sign up to a VPN such as ExpressVPN in order to watch all the action as if they were back home.

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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.