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How to watch Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka live stream in 2021 Australian Open semifinals online stream from anywhere The 2021 Australian Open has reached the semifinals, all are set and Serena Williams faces Naomi Osaka in a semifinal match in the 2021 Australian Open tennis tournament on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (2/17/21) at Melbourne […]


How to watch Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka live stream in 2021 Australian Open semifinals online stream from anywhere

The 2021 Australian Open has reached the semifinals, all are set and Serena Williams faces Naomi Osaka in a semifinal match in the 2021 Australian Open tennis tournament on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (2/17/21) at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Here’s what you need to know:

What: Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka, 2021 Australian Open, Semifinal
When: Wednesday, February 17
Where: Melbourne Park
Time: 10 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN
Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.
Live stream: fuboTV (free trial)

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this matchup of tennis greats, you can stream it via Watch ESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream what should be a great match.

This is the fifth time Williams and Osaka have faced off and the second time in a Grand Slam. Osaka beat Williams 6-2 6-4 in the finals of the 2018 US Open. Williams won their most recent match, which was an exhibition tuneup in Adelaide, Australia in late January.

In the quarterfinals, Williams beat No. 2 seed Simona Halep in straight sets, while Osaka beat Su-Wei Hsieh, also in straight sets. This is the third straight match of the tournament in which Williams is facing a higher seed.

As she heads into Thursday’s titanic semifinal against Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams has a few streaks going that bear consideration:

She’s on an amazing 12-0 run versus top three players in majors. This goes back to 2007, when she lost to No. 1-ranked Justine Henin in the quarterfinals of the US Open. Since then, she’s beaten Victoria Azarenka (3), Maria Sharapova (2), Simona Halep (2), Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Dinara Safina, Jelena Jankovic and Agnieszka Radwanska. All when they were all at the top of their game, and all on the biggest stages the sport offers.

Serena Williams

And then there is her perfect run of 8-0 in Australian Open semifinals. Eighteen years ago, Williams beat Kim Clijsters on her way to her first title Down Under. For context it’s worth noting that Clijsters has retired twice and come back twice in the intervening years. She’s 37 and could conceivably retire a third time before Serena chooses to step aside.

In the other semifinal, it’s No. 22 Jennifer Brady opposite No. 25 Karolina Muchova. One of them will become the seventh woman to reach her first Grand Slam final in the past nine majors. Brady, into her second Grand Slam singles semifinal in five months, has dropped the fewest games (26) among the final four, followed by Osaka (32), Williams (33) and Muchova (44).

Even for rivals, Serena remains must-see TV.

“I grew up watching Serena, Federer, Nadal,” Osaka said after defeating Hsieh Su-Wei 6-2, 6-2 to reach the final four. “It’s just more of a habit than anything. But I feel like everyone in the tournament watches her.”

The 23-year-old has already won three Grand Slam titles and leads the head-to-head 2-1. The only Grand Slam meeting was the (in)famous 2018 US Open, which Osaka won 6-2, 6-4, but brought tears to both combatants.

Osaka, who has won 19 consecutive matches, comes in as the favorite.

“I think she’s a very strong player,” Serena said. “I feel like she does everything well. She has a good serve, she has a great return, she’s strong on both sides.”

Osaka has a streak of her own going; she’s 10-0 in the quarterfinals or later at Grand Slams. Typically, she’s unimpressed.

“Just because I’ve only been to, I guess, four quarterfinals,” she said. “It feels something like 20. That would be cool. But four, it’s not really doing too much for me.”

Serena, on the other hand, has her full attention.

“She’s Serena, someone that I feel really intimidated when I see her on the other side of the court,” Osaka said. “I think for me, the biggest thing I’ve improved is my mentality. This is kind of where, like, guts come in. I think everyone’s very nervous, everyone wants to win. So managing that is definitely important.”

Keys for Osaka

Return of serve: “Naomi is going to need to be aggressive on Serena’s second serve and capitalize on those points. This could help get inside Serena’s head. When Serena loses serve, it can bother her.” – Jill Craybas, former World No. 39, who beat Serena at Wimbledon 2005

Controlling pressure: “Playing Serena in the semifinals instead of a final is a bit of a different situation. One that could favor Serena perhaps more because there is a little less pressure. So Osaka is going to have to stay within herself.” – Craybas

Strategy: “Osaka is so good at opening the court that playing the ball down the center of the court really hard to try and jam Serena, then to attack the next ball could be an effective strategy. But that down-the-middle ball has to be deep so Serena can’t attack it.” – Craybas

Keys for Williams

First serve: “Whoever has the highest first serve percentage will probably win. It’s no guarantee, but they both rely so much on holding serve.” – Rennae Stubbs, former World No. 1 in doubles, current commentator for various networks

Managing emotions: “She’s playing against someone we know who is her idol. Even though she’s beaten Serena a couple of times, it’s still a monumental moment.” — Stubbs

Forehand: “This applies to Serena as well, but whoever can control and take dominance of their forehand will have an advantage.” – Stubbs
Keys for Williams

Stay focused: “There were times during the match against Halep where I thought she felt a little anxious, but recovered quickly. I think that focus is going to be really important against Osaka.” – Craybas

Defense: “Serena has been talking about her fitness and this is the best I have ever seen her defend. This is going to be crucial against Osaka.” – Craybas

Controlled breathing: “She was looking at the clock before her serves and making sure she is taking time in between each point and taking deep breaths. I feel this helped her reassess before every point.” – Craybas

Serve: “Goes without saying, but Serena’s going to have to hold because Naomi doesn’t drop serve very much.” — Stubbs

Emotions: “She’s only two matches away from trying the record so there’s added pressure, so many emotional ties. Don’t get too high or too low.” —

Sustained defensive efforts: “Everyone talks about her power and her serve, but Serena is someone who doesn’t always get the credit for keeping the ball in the court because of her speed. But she can turn defense into offense so quickly. Her defensive skills are going to have to come into play big time against such a big hitter.

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