Simona Halep vs. Caroline Wozniacki live stream: Australian Open women’s final time, TV channel, and how to watch online
On Saturday morning, a first-time Australian Open champion will be crowned in the women’s singles bracket. Simona Halep, the top seed, and Caroline Wozniacki, the second seed, will meet in the finals as they try for their first Grand Slam win.
The final will be at a normal time in Melbourne, but will begin at 3:30 a.m. ET on Saturday morning on ESPN. Live streaming can be found via WatchESPN.
You can find results, scores, and schedules for the women’s singles bracket at the Australian Open right here. Results for the men’s side can be found here.
Halep vs Wozniacki | Live® Stream, Watch ™ Australian Open women’s final Online
Below is all you need to know to follow the Australian Open action on Friday/Saturday.
How to watch 2018 Australian Open Women’s Final
Date: Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Time: 3:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
TV: Tennis Channel (11 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.), ESPN (3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m.)
Online Streaming: WatchESPN
Halep, the top seed, is 26 years old and is the top-ranked women’s singles player in the world. This is her first appearance in the final at Melbourne, though she played in two French Open finals, the most recent being a losing effort in 2017. She has made it as far as the semifinals at Wimbledon and the US Open.
Wozniacki, the second seed, is 27 years old and has previously been the top-ranked women’s singles player, but for now, is second in the world. This is also her first final appearance at Melbourne, though like Halep, she has appeared in two finals previously — at the US Open. She’s never made it to the semifinals of the other two Grand Slams.
Wozniacki has an easier run through the bracket, with two unseeded players in the quarterfinals and semifinals, while Halep had to take on the sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the quarters and the 21st-seeded Angelique Kerber in the semis.
It wasn’t all easy, though. Wozniacki was pushed to three sets against Carla Suarez Navarro, a former top-10 player, in the quarterfinals and had the tough Elise Mertens in the semis. Mertens is notable for beating the fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina in straight sets in Melbourne. Svitolina was one of the favorites to win the tournament.
Here are the results from each match the two have played thus far at this year’s Australian Open:
Halep def. Destanee Aiava, 7-6(5), 6-1
Halep def. Eugenie Bouchard, 6-2, 6-2
Halep def. Lauren Davis, 4-6, 6-4, 15-13
Halep def. Naomi Osaka, 6-3, 6-2
Halep def. No. 6 Karolina Pliskova, 6-3, 6-2
Halep def. No. 21 Angelique Kerber, 6-3, 4-6, 9-7
Wozniacki def. Mihaela Buzarnescu, 6-2, 6-3
Wozniacki def. Jana Fett, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Wozniacki def. No. 30 Kiki Bertens, 6-4, 6-3
Wozniacki def. No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-3, 6-0
Wozniacki def. Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-0, 6-3(3), 6-2
Wozniacki def. Elise Mertens, 6-3, 7-6(2)
Halep and Wozniacki have played each other six times, with Wozniacki holding a 4-2 edge. They played twice in 2017 once on a hard court, with Wozniacki winning both of those matches. Haep’s last win was in 2015 in Dubai, and her other came in New Haven in 2013, both on hard courts. Wozniacki has won their only grass and clay court matches.
On hard courts, they are 2-2. On their six matches, three have been straight-set wins and three have been three-setters.