Conceding just 21 games in six matches on her way to the final, home turf hero Ash Barty looks on course to lift The Australian Open trophy for the first time - but can battling US challenger Danielle Collins upset the part in Melbourne? Don't miss a moment of a Barty vs Collins live stream by following our full guide on how to watch an Australian Open 2022 Women's Final from anywhere in the world.
World number one Barty has been in commanding form throughout the tournament and is set to have the advantage of a hugely partisan crowd behind her all the way in this evening's showdown. The 25-year-old leads the head-to-head's with her opponent 3-1, however Collins has also been in scintillating form - as exemplified by her superb win over Iga Swiatek in the semi-finals.
Settle in for intriguing battle for the year's first Grand Slam title by following our guide to watching an Barty vs Collins Australian Open 2022 Women's Final final live stream. And if you're abroad and can't access your preferred coverage, discover how you can use a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions (opens in new tab).
What time is the Australian Open 2022 Women's Final?
The Australian Open Women's Final takes place at Melbourne Park, Victoria on Saturday 29th January.
The start time for a Barty vs Collins live stream is at 7pm AEDT / 8am GMT / 3am ET / 12am PT.
How to live stream the Australian Open 2022 Women's Final in Australia for FREE
Tennis fans Down Under can tune into the Barty vs Collins Australian Open Women's Final for free thanks to Channel 9 (opens in new tab) and 9Gem (opens in new tab). Play for the final is expected to start at 7pm AEDT on Saturday evening.
That means you can also live stream matches on the 9Now streaming service (opens in new tab), which is also completely free to use, and is compatible with laptops, tablets, mobiles and an array of streaming services such as Apple TV, Chromecast, Fetch, PlayStation, Amazon Fire and smart TVs.
For hardcore tennis fans, subscription-based streaming service Stan Sport (opens in new tab) will be covering the Women's Final, all without intrusive adverts interrupting play.
A Stan Sport (opens in new tab), subscription currently costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab).
If you're currently out of Australia but still want to access all that free coverage, you'll need to get yourself a VPN (opens in new tab) as outlined above.
How to live stream the Australian Open 2022 Women's Final if you're abroad
If you're out of the country when the Australian Open 2022 Women's Final takes place, you can still get access to a live stream - simply use the best VPN around to get past those geo-restrictions.
With most domestic broadcasters locking streaming services to their country, you may hit a wall when it comes to accessing the likes of 9Now and Discovery+ when overseas. However, by getting yourself a handy streaming VPN, you can hop on a server in any country, which will switch your IP address to make it appear as if you're browsing right from the comfort of your own home.
ExpressVPN is the six-hitter of VPN providers (opens in new tab) with its excellent speed, plethora of security features, and, of course, its ability to unlock geo-restricted content and get us the best seat in the house for the Australian Open.
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How to watch the Australian Open 2022 in the UK
Tennis fans in the UK hoping to watch Barty vs Collins can tune into the 2022 Australian Open Women's Final on streaming service Discovery+ (opens in new tab).
You can currently subscribe to Discovery+ (opens in new tab) for £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year, while you can also take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab) if you're a new user.
The platform boasts a wide array of live sports, including big events like snooker and Formula E, plus plenty of niche and stuff like snowboarding, swimming, and canoeing.
The match is set to start at the somewhat reasonable time of 8am for sports fans in the UK.
If you’re out of the UK but still want to tune in, make sure you install a VPN (opens in new tab) so you can continue accessing UK streaming services from anywhere.
How to live stream the Australian Open 2022 Women's Final and watch Grand Slam tennis anywhere else in the world
For tennis fans around the world, there are options to live stream Barty vs Collins and watch every serve, backhand and volley.
Those in the US can head straight to ESPN Plus which is live streaming everything on ESPN's TV channels - plus plenty more Australian Open action.
Alternatively, cord-cutting service Sling TV's Orange plan (opens in new tab) ($35 per month) meanwhile gives you access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and plenty more, and you can get 3 days of Sling for FREE (opens in new tab) right now.
A more expensive, but more comprehensive over-the-top offering is FuboTV (opens in new tab), which also offers the ESPN channels along wit a boat-load of other channels for $65 per month.
Across the border, Canadian viewers can watch the action from Australia via TSN for English-language coverage, and RDS for French-language coverage.
If you get either network as part of your cable package, then you'll just be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to an AO live stream.
If you don't have cable, then you can subscribe to TSN (opens in new tab) or RDS (opens in new tab) on a streaming-only basis from CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.
US and Canadian start times for play is at 3am ET / 12am PT.
For Kiwis across the shores in New Zealand, Sky Sport (opens in new tab) is the place to watch the Aussie Open in 2022. Sky Sport comes as a part of many Sky TV packages, with the option to watch on TV or live stream straight to your device with the Sky Go service.
Those not committed to a cable package can use the Sky Sport Now platform, costing $19.99 for a weekly pass.
The AO Women's Final in set to get underway at 9pm NZDT for viewers in New Zealand.
Outside of the country when the Australian Open 2022 is on and can't access your preferred broadcaster? Download a VPN (opens in new tab) to circumvent any geo-restrictions and stream as if you were at home.
How to use a VPN to unblock any restrictions
If you're outside of your preferred broadcaster's boundaries, you can use a VPN to unblock any geo-restrictions and watch an Australian Open 2022 Women's Final live stream as if you were right at home. Here's our step-by-step guide on how to do just that.
- VPN - standing for virtual private network - offers security and anonymity as you browse online, using set protocols to encrypt your data and make it unreadable to outsiders.
- As a part of that, you can also switch your IP address, which identifies your location.
- Most VPNs offer a list of locations where its servers are based to join. Connecting to them switches your IP to appear as if you're browsing from that country/city. In turn, you can then access content locked to that country.
- When it comes to finding a VPN, you should make sure you find the best one that's suitable for your chosen device, with VPN providers offering compatibility for a ton of devices, as well as nifty free VPNs.
- Once you've made the decision for the most suitable VPN for your device and your means for using a VPN, sign-up and install it.
- To live stream Barty vs Collins, all you need to do is select a server in the country you desire from its list and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions with the likes of 9Now and Sling TV opening its online gates to you.
- We also want to ensure your money is well spent, so we would recommend going for a VPN that offers a risk free trial. ExpressVPN is one of many providers that has a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab).