The first semifinal of the Australian Open between Elena Rybakina and Victoria Azarenka is almost equal. They are 25th and 24th respectively in the WTA rankings and while the latter’s vast experience on the biggest stages counts for a lot, the former is the reigning Wimbledon champion, has already knocked out the top seed in Melbourne and has run a decade less in her career. legs. It promises to be an exciting match. Here’s how to watch a live stream of Elena Rybakina and Victoria Azarenka in 2023 from anywhere today.
- Rybakina vs Azarenka op 9Now (opens in new tab) – Aussies abroad watch for free with a VPN (opens in new tab)
Rybakina vs Azarenka live stream
The most impressive part of Elena Rybakina’s 6-4, 6-4 thrashing aside of top seed and Australian Open favorite Iga Swiatek in the fourth round isn’t that she won – she defeated Grand Slam champions Bianca Andreescu and Simona Halep en route to last year’s Wimbledon title – but that she backed up such an impressive victory with a ruthless destruction of Jelena Ostapenko, another former big winner. The 23-year-old has all the guns to succeed in Melbourne: a huge first serve and flat ground fire relentlessly in their depth to keep opponents on their heels.
Victoria Azarenka has been one of the most consistent players on tour for the past 15 years. The 33-year-old back-to-back Australian Open champion in 2012 and 2013 has also reached three US Open singles finals, four Grand Slam doubles finals and has won two mixed doubles majors. That she also manages to be the mother of the six-year-old son Leo is downright staggering.
Azarenka knocked out third seed Jessica Pegula in the quarterfinals and also defeated Maddison Keys en route to her ninth Grand Slam singles semifinal. The Belarusian, one of the best movers on the tour, will try to get the first attack in the rally and push Rybakina out of her comfort zone.
The two players have faced each other only once before and, despite all of Azarenka’s Grand Slam experience and prize money advantage, it was Rybakina who came out on top, winning in straight sets at Indian Wells last year. Can she do it again? Watch the Australian Open 2023 and find out.
Rybakina vs Azarenka free live stream
Australians can watch the full Australian Open 2023 – including Rybakina vs Azarenka – on 9Now (opens in new tab). Coverage is completely free – for those in Australia.
Traveling abroad? Ordinary use a VPN to access 9Now (opens in new tab) from anywhere. We recommend ExpressVPN because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Sign up for 12 months and you can watch all four Grand Slams on 9Now.
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Watch the Australian Open 2023 from anywhere with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Australian Open 2023 rights holders, you will not be able to access these rights outside your home country. The service knows your location based on your IP address and automatically blocks your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so you can access local streaming services from anywhere and save money!
How to use a VPN for Rybakina vs Azarenka
Using a VPN to watch Elena Rybakina vs Victoria Azarenka is incredibly easy:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For tennis you can choose ‘Australia’ for 9now.
3. Then go to 9now (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free live stream Elena Rybakina vs Victoria Azarenka.
If you can’t get it to work for any reason, don’t forget that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab)which also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) who provides assistance 24 hours a day.
Elena Rybakina vs Victoria Azarenka live stream in UK/Europe
The Australian Open will be broadcast live on Eurosport via Discovery+.
A subscription to Discovery+ (entertainment and sports) costs just £6.99/€6.99 per month and includes Grand Slam tennis, Grand Tour cycling, snooker and much more.
Rybakina vs Azarenka live stream in USA
The US TV rights for the 2023 Australian Open belong to ESPN. That means games — including Elena Rybakina vs Victoria Azarenka — will be streamed live on ESPN Plus, the broadcaster’s sports app that costs $9.99 a month.
Do you prefer to watch on TV? Sling TV is another good option for cable cutters, as it offers streaming access to ESPN. FuboTV is also a good option and comes with a 7-day free trial.