Well, isn’t this just a treat? For the 27th time, we get to see the Williams sisters battle against each other on the tennis courts, and fortunately for us, a Grand Slam title is on the line as they square off in the Australian Open Final. Younger sister Serena currently holds the head-to-head record over her older sister Venus, 16-11, but I can’t imagine that will play a factor in Saturday’s early morning matchup.
You could make the argument that Serena Williams is the best female athlete of all time, as well as one of the best all-around athletes of all time for that matter. She has an astonishing career record of 775-129, which is an absolutely absurd winning percentage of 85.73%, to go along with the 22 Grand Slam titles she has won. She has been dominating tennis for over 20 years, and has been a role model for young girls everywhere. She came into this tournament as the second seed, and has breezed through the competition on her way to the final. A win on Saturday would give Serena the most Grand Slam titles by any tennis player during the Open Era, but it definitely won’t come easy.
For the better part of the early 2000s, it was Venus Williams who was arguably the best female tennis player on the planet. She won all seven of her Grand Slam titles from 2000-2008, with her last one coming from Wimbledon in 2008, which also marks the last time she reached the final of a Grand Slam. I would imagine that she will be playing with a lot of emotion as their is her first Grand Slam final appearance in almost ten years, and it just so happens to be against her sister. Personally, I think Serena will probably win, but I would love to see Venus take it home on Saturday. These two have always provided us with memorable match ups, and I can’t imagine the Australian Open final is any different. Unfortunately for all of us sports fans, this matchup is being played at 3:30 A.M. EST on Saturday (damn you, Australia), so if you’re still up from drinking on Friday night with all of your friends or if you’re just a big tennis fan, make sure you catch the final on ESPN.
Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams: Australian Open Final Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 3:00 A.M. ET
Location: Melbourne Park; Melbourne, Australia
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream (computer): WatchESPN
Live Stream (mobile): ESPN App
How To Live Stream Australian Open Final Online
Your best bet for watching Serena Williams battle Venus Williams in the Australian Open Final via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream the Australian Open online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV also offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch Australian Open Final On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s matchup on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch the game for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.