Australian Open final – Naomi Osaka vs Jennifer Brady: Live stream, TV channel and UK start time

TENNIS' first Grand Slam trophy of 2021 will be won in Melbourne as Jennifer Brady takes on Naomi Osaka.

The pair will square up for the first time in a final after every single player was forced to hole up in a hotel room for two weeks in order to play in the Covid-hit Australian Open.


Osaka, 25, defeated court icon Serena Williams to qualify for the final and she is up against an unknown quantity in American Brady, 23, who is playing in her first Grand Slam showpiece.

What time does the Australian Open women's singles final start?

  • The match begins at 8.30am UK time on Saturday, February 20.
  • The final will be three sets long.

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?

  • The final is live on Eurosport 2.
  • Live coverage starts from 8am UK time.
  • You can also get the Eurosport Player for just 99p for the first two months via Amazon Prime.

What have they said?

Osaka said: “My family won’t hate me because I lose a tennis match and stuff like that.

“I never really look at stats or achievements. I’m the type of person that's always trying to go on to the next thing, which may be bad or good.

“I feel like maybe later in my life I’ll appreciate the things that I’ve done more.

“But as of right now, I feel like I’m chasing records that can’t be broken no matter how hard I try. It’s the human trait of not being satisfied.”

“There are going to be moments, games and points where I’m going to be thinking about: ‘Wow, this could be my first Grand Slam title.’

“I will definitely have those thoughts. But it’s more just trying to control the emotions.”

Brady said: “I don’t know how I’m going to feel on Saturday.

"I can say I can enjoy the moment and just try to play tennis and not really think too much about it.

“But there are going to be moments, games and points where I’m going to be thinking about: ‘Wow, this could be my first Grand Slam title.’

“I will definitely have those thoughts. But it’s more just trying to control the emotions.”

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