Wimbledon 2024: How to Watch a Donna Vekić vs. Jasmine Paolini Free Tennis Livestream

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Watch Wimbledon 2024 in the UK for free

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Carries free live Wimbledon coverage in Australia

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Carries live coverage of every match and every court from AU$10 a month

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Watch Wimbledon 2024 for CA$20 a month

Wimbledon 2024’s first Women’s semifinal clash sees two players making their debuts in the last four at the All England Club as Donna Vekić and Jasmine Paolini face off on Centre Court.

Prior to this year’s tournament, Vekić had never made it past the second round at SW19 in 11 attempts. But the unseeded Croatian has booked her place in today’s tie through sheer grit, best exemplified by her exhausting three-set victory over qualifier Lulu Sun in the quarter-finals. 

Paolini is meanwhile aiming to reach her second successive Grand Slam final, and will be confident of going a step further than her runner-up spot at Roland-Garros after finally breaking her hoodoo against Emma Navarro with a two-set win in the her last-eight tie against the American.

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

Tennis player Jasmine Paolini smiling, holding her racket with both hands, standing in front of the net. Tennis player Jasmine Paolini smiling, holding her racket with both hands, standing in front of the net.

Jasmine Paolini quarterfinal victory over Emma Navarro — her first in four attempts against the American — means she is the first Italian player to reach a Wimbledon Singles semifinal. 

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Donna Vekić vs. Jasmine Paolini: Where and when?

This Wimbledon 2024 Women’s semifinal match is set to take place on Thursday, July 11, on Centre Court at the iconic All England Club in southwest London. Play is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. BST local time (8:30 a.m. ET, 5:30 a.m. PT in the US and Canada, and 10:30 p.m. AEST in Australia).

How to watch Wimbledon 2024 online from anywhere using a VPN

If you find yourself unable to view Wimbledon locally, you may need a different way to watch the world’s greatest grass-court tennis players — 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 you 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. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Australia, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.

Looking for other options? Be sure to check out some of the other great VPN deals taking place right now.

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Livestream Donna Vekić vs. Jasmine Paolini in the US

Linear TV coverage of Wimbledon this year will be split across ESPN (which, crucially, is showing both the men’s and women’s finals), ESPN 2 and ABC. However, for tennis fans in the US, the best way to watch the tournament will be via ESPN Plus, with the streaming service providing the most comprehensive coverage across the two weeks of the tournament. 

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ESPN’s standalone streaming service costs $11 a month or $110 a year. It’s also included as part of the $15-a-month Disney bundle, as well as in the Hulu Plus Live TV package.

Read our ESPN Plus review.

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Fubo’s basic $80-a-month Pro package includes ABC, but Fubo charges an RSN fee (either $12 a month if you get one RSN or $15 a month if you have two or more in your area) that raises the monthly charge to $92 or $95. Click here to see which local channels you get.

Read our Fubo review.

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

Livestream Donna Vekić vs. Jasmine Paolini in the UK for free

Tennis fans in the UK will be delighted to hear that the BBC is once again showing the entire tournament across free-to-air channels BBC One, BBC Two and the Red Button.

That also means you can livestream all the action from the courts of SW19 on BBC iPlayer. 

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BBC iPlayer has dedicated apps available for Android and Apple mobile devices, as well as a vast array of smart TVs and streaming boxes, all you need is a valid UK TV license to stream the tournament.

Stream Donna Vekić vs. Jasmine Paolini in Australia for free

Tennis fans Down Under can watch comprehensive live coverage of Wimbledon on free-to-air channel 9Gem. That also means you’ll be able to watch the action online via the network’s streaming service 9Now.

For dedicated tennis fans, pay-TV service Stan Sport is livestreaming every match on every court, ad-free.

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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.

Stan Sport will set you back AU$10 a month (on top of a AU$10 Stan subscription), but the streaming service is currently offering a seven-day free trial.

A subscription will also give you access to UEFA soccer action, as well as international rugby and Formula E.

Stream Donna Vekić vs. Jasmine Paolini in Canada

Comprehensive live coverage of Wimbledon 2024 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.

Quick tips for streaming Wimbledon 2024 using a VPN 

  • With four variables at play — your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN — your experience and success when streaming the tennis action live may vary.
  • If you don’t see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search for city or country” option.
  • If you’re having trouble getting the game after you’ve turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs — like Roku — don’t have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you’ll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you’re using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
  • All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network’s sports app, you’ll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location. 
  • And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you’re using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.

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