Naomi Osaka vs Jennifer Brady: how to watch Australian Open 2021 women's final tennis match - and UK start time
Number three seed Osaka extended her winning streak to 20 matches with a 6-3 6-4 straight sets victory over idol Serena Williams.
It is the second time the Japanese player has reached the final of this Grand Slam tournament, which she won in 2019.
The 22nd seed has arguably had an easier route to the final, having not played anyone below her seeding, before taking on Osaka.
When will Naomi Osaka vs Jennifer Brady take place?
Following their semi-final successes, Osaka and Brady will compete in the women’s final of the Australian Open on Saturday 20 February 2021.
What time does the Australian Open women’s final start?
Australia is 11 hours ahead of the UK due to the different time zones, meaning Saturday morning in the UK is Saturday evening in Australia.
The Australian Open women’s final between Osaka and Brady is scheduled to start at 8.30am (GMT), which will be during the twilight session Down Under.
Where will the Australian Open women’s final be held?
The final of the Australian Open women’s singles tournament will be held at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park, Victoria.
The arena was built in 1988 and was known as the National Tennis Centre but changed name in 2000 in honour of three-time winner of the Australian Open, Rod Laver.
It is a multipurpose arena which has held concerts and other sports, as well as being the centre court for the annual Australian Open - the first Grand Slam of the year.
It has a seated capacity of 14,820.
Will fans be in the Rod Laver Arena for the Australian Open women’s final?
Reduced crowds were permitted to attend the Australian Open, with organisers agreeing to a limit of 25,000 per day.
However, a small coronavirus outbreak in the city forced Melbourne into a snap lockdown and shut fans out of the arena.
The shut out was only temporary, with crowds returning on Thursday 18 February, after no local Covid cases were recorded.
What TV channel is the Australian Open women’s final on?
The Australian Open is being broadcast on Eurosport after the TV channel won the rights for the tennis tournament.
This agreement includes all the matches from the two-week tournament, including the women's singles final on 20 February.
How can I live stream the Australian Open women’s final?
Eurosport is available to stream through its online service - Eurosport Player - at a cost of 99p for the first month.
It is typically priced at £6.99 per month after the first month and will automatically renew if not cancelled.
Eurosport is also available through Amazon Prime Video, meaning it can be streamed through the app on your Smart TV as well as digital devices. The service is offering a 30-day free trial.
Who is favourite to win the Australian Open women’s final?
Osaka is the hot favourite to claim her second Australian Open with the online bookies, offering a selection of odds on bets.
As of 18 February, Osaka is 2/9 favourite with Bet365, SkyBet, William Hill, BetFair and UniBet. PaddyPower and BetVictor are offering odds of 1/5, according to oddschecker.com.
The same online comparison site has Brady at 7/2 with Bet365, William Hill and BetVictor. SkyBet has her odds of winning the final at 10/3, as does BetFred, with odds drifting.