How to stream Australian Open tennis live and for free

Chris Stead 15 January 2019 NEWS

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There have been some changes to the way you can watch the Australian Open of tennis, but don't worry, you can still see it all for free.

The 2019 tennis season is underway with the very best men from the ATP Tour, and women from the WTA Tour, in Melbourne fighting for the championship. It's a tournament of great intrigue, too. It started with Andy Murray's retirement bombshell and then kept on giving fans an endless supply of hot gossip to talk about.

How did you like Bernard Tomic dissing Lleyton Hewitt? The Federer, Djokovic and Nadal powwow about the future of the ATP Tour and who should lead it? Sharapova's dramatic, grunting return as a seed? Serena Williams taut, grisly pressers? The 19-year-old Alex de Minaur carrying the weight of the nation on his shoulders?

But enough with the talking, let's get to the watching. Where you can live stream the Australian Open of tennis?

Watch the Australian Open Live

After 45 years, Channel 7 will not be your destination for the Australian Open of tennis. Instead, Channel 9 has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights to the Australian Open not just on free-to-air TV, but also for online broadcasts. Watching the tennis online occurs through the digital sports streaming app, 9Now.

You need to sign-up to 9Now in order to stream live tennis, but that process is free. And 9Now offers all four of Channel 9's broadcasts in one spot. So that's Nine, Nine Gem, Nine Go and Nine Life. It's available on just about every format, too.

You can get it through mobiles and tablets (so iOS and Android), and through your PC or Mac via any browser. You can also stream it to your TV via Apple TV, ChromeCast, Telstra TV, Fetch TV, Freeview Plus or a PS4 video game console. A native app can also be found on recent model Sony, LG and Samsung TVs.

Updated February 18th, 2019
Name Product Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
9NOW
9NOW
Catch-up
No
1
No
Free

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Where to stream more tennis in 2019

Once the Australian Open has crowned its champions, tennis fans can begin looking forward to other events. Unfortunately, the broadcast landscape for all the other tennis tournaments through the year isn't as clear-cut. We have a detailed article breaking down how to watch all the year's tennis, but long-story-short, your most comprehensive option is Kayo Sports.

Kayo Sports offers the best bang for buck in general, but it also showcases Fox Sports, ESPN and beIN Sports channels. They're all streamed alongside some fantastic, sports-specific features, to pretty much every major device. As these channels between them cover the majority of the year's tennis, you're unlikely to miss much with this option.

Updated February 18th, 2019
Name Product Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
Kayo Sports Basic
Kayo Sports Basic
Sports
No
2
14 days
$25 p/month
Kayo Sports Premium
Kayo Sports Premium
Sports
No
3
14 days
$35 p/month
7PLUS
7PLUS
Catch-up
No
Unlimited
No
Free
Foxtel Entertainment + Sport
Foxtel Entertainment + Sport
On-demand streaming
Pay TV
No
2
No
From $55
Foxtel Now - Sport Pack
Foxtel Now - Sport Pack
On-demand streaming
Sports
No
2
2 weeks
$54 p/month
*Requires Foxtel Pop & Lifestyle pack

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List of Australian Open tennis winners

Who will add their names to this prestigious list in 2019?

YEAR MEN'S WINNER MEN'S RUNNER-UP WOMEN'S WINNER WOMEN'S RUNNER-UP
1969 Rod Laver Andrés Gimeno Margaret Court Billie Jean King
1970 Arthur Ashe Dick Crealy Margaret Court Kerry Melville
1971 Ken Rosewall Arthur Ashe Margaret Court Evonne Goolagong
1972 Ken Rosewall Malcolm Anderson Virginia Wade Evonne Goolagong
1973 John Newcombe Onny Parun Margaret Court Evonne Goolagong
1974 Jimmy Connors Phil Dent Evonne Goolagong Chris Evert
1975 John Newcombe Jimmy Connors Evonne Goolagong Martina Navratilova
1976 Mark Edmondson John Newcombe Evonne Goolagong Renáta Tomanová
1977 (Jan) Roscoe Tanner Guillermo Vilas Kerry Melville Reid Dianne Fromholtz
1977 (Dec) Vitas Gerulaitis John Lloyd Evonne Goolagong Helen Gourlay
1978 Guillermo Vilas John Marks Chris O'Neil Betsy Nagelsen
1979 Guillermo Vilas John Sadri Barbara Jordan Sharon Walsh
1980 Brian Teacher Kim Warwick Hana Mandlíková Wendy Turnbull
1981 Johan Kriek Steve Denton Martina Navratilova Chris Evert
1982 Johan Kriek Steve Denton Chris Evert Martina Navratilova
1983 Mats Wilander Ivan Lendl Martina Navratilova Kathy Jordan
1984 Mats Wilander Kevin Curren Chris Evert Helena Suková
1985 Stefan Edberg Mats Wilander Martina Navratilova Chris Evert
1986 No contest No contest No contest No contest
1987 Stefan Edberg Pat Cash Hana Mandlíková Martina Navratilova
1988 Mats Wilander Pat Cash Steffi Graf Chris Evert
1989 Ivan Lendl Miloslav Mečíř Steffi Graf Helena Suková
1990 Ivan Lendl Stefan Edberg Steffi Graf Mary Joe Fernández
1991 Boris Becker Ivan Lendl Monica Seles Jana Novotná
1992 Jim Courier Stefan Edberg Monica Seles Mary Joe Fernández
1993 Jim Courier Stefan Edberg Monica Seles Steffi Graf
1994 Pete Sampras Todd Martin Steffi Graf Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1995 Andre Agassi Pete Sampras Mary Pierce Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1996 Boris Becker Michael Chang Monica Seles Anke Huber
1997 Pete Sampras Carlos Moyá Martina Hingis Mary Pierce
1998 Petr Korda Marcelo Ríos Martina Hingis Conchita Martínez
1999 Yevgeny Kafelnikov Thomas Enqvist Martina Hingis Amélie Mauresmo
2000 Andre Agassi Yevgeny Kafelnikov Lindsay Davenport Martina Hingis
2001 Andre Agassi Arnaud Clément Jennifer Capriati Martina Hingis
2002 Thomas Johansson Marat Safin Jennifer Capriati Martina Hingis
2003 Andre Agassi Rainer Schüttler Serena Williams Venus Williams
2004 Roger Federer Marat Safin Justine Henin Kim Clijsters
2005 Marat Safin Lleyton Hewitt Serena Williams Lindsay Davenport
2006 Roger Federer Marcos Baghdatis Amélie Mauresmo Justine Henin
2007 Roger Federer Fernando González Serena Williams Maria Sharapova
2008 Novak Djokovic Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Maria Sharapova Ana Ivanovic
2009 Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Serena Williams Dinara Safina
2010 Roger Federer Andy Murray Serena Williams Justine Henin
2011 Novak Djokovic Andy Murray Kim Clijsters Li Na
2012 Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Victoria Azarenka Maria Sharapova
2013 Novak Djokovic Andy Murray Victoria Azarenka Li Na
2014 Stan Wawrinka Rafael Nadal Li Na Dominika Cibulková
2015 Novak Djokovic Andy Murray Serena Williams Maria Sharapova
2016 Novak Djokovic Andy Murray Angelique Kerber Serena Williams
2017 Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Serena Williams Venus Williams
2018 Roger Federer Marin Čilić Caroline Wozniacki Simona Halep

* Top image: Neale Cousland / Shutterstock.com

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