How to watch Wimbledon 2023: live stream the tennis from around the world

Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon in 2022
Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon 2022. (Image credit: Julian Finney / Getty Images)

With only a few days of Wimbledon 2023 left to go, every match taking place on court is a duel between top-tier tennis players, so it's worth tuning in now more than ever.

Despite some setbacks earlier in the tournament from rain, protests and delays, the London-based tennis Grand Slam is back on track, with finals due over the coming weekend.

Wimbledon is the third of the four Grand Slam tennis events, with the Australian and French Opens already having taken place, and the US Open later in the year. We haven't had much of a breather from the French Open, which finished in mid-June, but it's time for more tennis.

London's famous All England Club hosts the Wimbledon Championships, so named after the part of London it's located, and the event marks its 146th anniversary in 2023. All of the top men's and women's tennis players are expected to descend upon London for the event, including defending champions Novak Djokovic and Elena Rybakina.

While streaming Wimbledon is the same as for the French Open some regions, you'll need a different streaming service in others, which is why we've written this guide. Here's how to watch Wimbledon 2023 from where you are.

Friday, July 14 — matches worth watching today

Jannik Sinner on the first day of Wimbledon 2023

(Image credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Below we'll share some of the big-name match-ups happening today. Just be aware that, due to the fluid nature of the tournament, some matches can and will change. All times are in local time.

  • Zhang Shuai & Caroline Dolehide v Elise Mertens & Storm Sanders (1 pm)
  • Jannik Sinner v Novak Djokovic (1:30 pm)
  • Hsieh Su-wei & Barbora Strýcová v Sara Sorribes Tormo & Marie Bouzková (2:15 pm)
  • Carlos Alcaraz v Daniil Medvedev (3:30 pm)

How to watch Wimbledon in the US

As with many of the other tennis Grand Slam events, ESPN is your best port of call for watching tennis.

If you want a simple streaming service to cater to your racquet needs, then ESPN Plus is for you, as it'll be showing plenty of live matches and highlights. This platform costs $9.99 per month, though for $12.99 monthly you can get the Disney Bundle, which includes the sports app as well as Disney Plus and Hulu.

To watch over cable, several channels will show live Wimbledon coverage. ESPN's various channels (including the main, ESPN2 and ESPN3) will carry daily matches, as will The Tennis Channel.

If you don't have cable, several live TV streaming services will let you watch from ESPN and The Tennis Channel over the internet. Sling TV Orange, Fubo, and DirectTV Stream offer both, while Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV have ESPN.

How to watch Wimbledon in the UK

In the UK, there are two separate ways to watch Wimbledon coverage.

The BBC airs lots of tennis, especially through BBC Sport, and you'll be able to see coverage on various TV or radio channels. If you want to watch online, you can use iPlayer to stream live or catch highlights, and all of these options are open to license fee payers.

Another option is Eurosport, available to stream on Discovery Plus using the £6.99-per-month or £59.99-per-year Entertainment and Sport plan, which you can find here. This will show highlights and the singles finals live, but won't have live content for the early rounds.

Be aware that Discovery Plus' £3.99-per-month or £39.99-per-year Entertainment plan won't work, as you need the version including Sport.

How to watch Wimbledon in Australia

If you live in Australia, you've got two options for watching Wimbledon.

First is Nine Network. This is easier to recommend because you can watch coverage free on 9Now or live on your TV.

The second is Stan Sports, a sports streaming service, which costs $15 monthly for its lowest price.

What's the Wimbledon schedule?

Here's the Wimbledon schedule:

  • Monday, July 3: First Round
  • Tuesday, July 4: First Round (some suspensions)
  • Wednesday, July 5: Second Round (some suspensions)
  • Thursday, July 6: Second Round
  • Friday, July 7: Third Round
  • Saturday, July 8: Third Round
  • Sunday, July 9: Fourth Round
  • Monday, July 10: Fourth Round
  • Tuesday, July 11: Men's and Women's Semifinals
  • Wednesday, July 12: Men's and Women's Semifinals
  • Thursday, July 13: Women's Semifinals / Mixed Doubles Final
  • Friday, July 14: Men's Semifinals
  • Saturday, July 15: Women's Final / Men's Doubles Final
  • Sunday, July 16: Men's Final / Women's Doubles Final

Who's playing in Wimbledon?

The full Wimbledon roster includes hundreds of tennis players, including both the men's and women's top 10 players (from a pre-French Open ranking).

For men, that is:

  1. Carlos Alcaraz
  2. Daniil Medvedev
  3. Novak Djokovic
  4. Casper Ruud
  5. Stevanos Tsitsipas
  6. Holger Rune
  7. Andrey Rublev
  8. Jannik Sinner
  9. Taylor Fritz
  10. Felix Auger-Aliassime

And for women, that's:

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Aryna Sabalenka
  3. Jessica Pegula
  4. Elena Rybakina
  5. Caroline Garcia
  6. Coco Gauff
  7. Ons Jabeur
  8. Maria Sakkari
  9. Daria Kasatkina
  10. Petra Kvitova

Your Wimbledon questions

When does Wimbledon take place?

Wimbledon starts on Monday, July 3, and ends on Sunday, July 16, so it's slightly unlike other Grand Slams which run from Sunday to Sunday.

The exact start dates of the different strands of the tournament may vary though, with doubles, junior and wheelchair games generally beginning later.

Where does the Wimbledon take place?

Wimbledon takes place in the UK, in the town of Wimbledon, which is in the outskirts of London. Specifically, it's in the All England Club, a lawn tennis club in Wimbledon.

Wimbledon uses grass outdoor courts, making for softer play than the clay of the French Open or the hard courts of the Australian and US Open.

Who are the top tennis players?

While countless tennis players will play in Wimbledon, eyes will be on the current top players.

The Men's Singles top player is currently Carlos Alcaraz, with Daniil Medvedev second and defending champion Novak Djokovic is third.

The Women's Singles is currently led by Iga Świątek, with Aryna Sabalenka second and Jessica Pegula third. Elena Rybakina, ranked fourth, is the defending champion.

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