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Australian Open 2024 Women's Semifinal: How to Watch a Dayana Yastremska vs. Qinwen Zheng Free Tennis Livestream

Ukrainian qualifier and world No. 15 are both battling to reach their first Grand Slam final.

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Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska will be hoping her fairy-tale run at the Australian Open can extend to the final as she takes on Qinwen Zheng in this last-four clash at the Rod Laver Arena. 

Yastremska -- a former world No. 21 -- entered this year's tournament as a qualifier but has glided her way to the semi-finals after impressive wins over seventh seed Marketa Vondrousova and two-time Aussie Open champ Victoria Azarenka. 

She now faces Chinese star Zheng, whose exploits in Melbourne are set to earn her a place in the world's top 10 for the first time. The 21-year-old fought back from a set down to beat Anna Kalinskaya in her quarterfinal to set up today's intriguing match-up. 

Below, we'll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch this match live wherever you are in the world.

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Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine celebrates winning match point in her round four singles match against Victoria Azarenka during the 2024 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Jan. 22, 2024, in Melbourne, Australia.

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Dayana Yastremska vs. Qinwen Zheng: When and where?

The 2024 Australian Open Women's semifinal match between Dayana Yastremska and Qinwen Zheng takes place on Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park at an expected time of 8:45 p.m. AEDT local time. That makes it a 4:45 a.m. ET, 1:45 a.m. PT start in the US and Canada, and a 9:45 a.m. start in the UK. 

How to watch the Australian Open 2024 online from anywhere using a VPN

If you find yourself unable to view the tournament locally, you may need a different way to watch games -- that's where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it's also a great idea if you're traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network and want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins. 

With a VPN, you're able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. If your internet provider or mobile carrier has stuck you with an IP address that incorrectly shows your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can correct that problem by giving you an IP address in your correct, non-blackout area. Most VPNs, like our Editors' Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this. 

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Livestream Dayana Yastremska vs. Qinwen Zheng in the US

Tennis fans in US can watch every remaining singles match of the Australian Open on ESPN. If you don't have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch the match with a live TV streaming service. All five of the major services offer ESPN. 

DirecTV Stream's basic, $95-a-month Entertainment package includes ESPN.

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FuboTV's basic plan costs $75 a month and includes ESPN.

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All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.

Coverage is also available via the network's streaming service ESPN Plus

ESPN's standalone streaming service costs $11 a month or $110 for an annual subscription. With it, you'll be able to watch grand slam tennis action, including Wimbledon and the US Open Read our ESPN Plus review.

Livestream Dayana Yastremska vs. Qinwen Zheng in the UK

Tennis fans in the UK will need to subscribe to Eurosport or the streaming service Discovery Plus to watch the Australian Open live.

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A subscription to Discovery Plus in the UK costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 for the year.

The service is available on a wide array of devices, and also includes access to all Eurosport TV channels. 

Livestream Dayana Yastremska vs. Qinwen Zheng in Australia for free

Tennis fans Down Under can watch live coverage of this match on free-to-air Channel 9. That also means you'll be able to watch the action online via the network's streaming service 9Now

Channel 9's streaming service 9Now is free to use for viewers in Australia, with dedicated apps for Android and Apple devices, as well as Amazon Fire, plus a wide range of smart TVs.

Stream Dayana Yastremska vs. Qinwen Zheng in Canada

Live coverage of the Australian Open will be available in Canada via TSN. Cord cutters can watch via the network's streaming service TSN Plus.

TSN Plus is a new direct streaming service, boasting exclusive coverage of PGA Tour Live golf, NFL games, F1, Nascar and the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. Ideal for cord-cutters, the service is priced at CA$20 a month or CA$200 per year.