((Semi-Final>>STREAMS!)) Coco Gauff vs Sabalenka Live Free Online Broadcast 25 January 2025
How to watch Coco Gauff vs. Aryna Sabalenka at Australian Open 2024 | FREE live stream, time, TV, channel for women’s singles semifinals match. The Australian Open, a grand slam tennis tournament which features some of the greatest tennis players in the world, continues on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024 (1/25/24) with the semifinals at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
Defending champ Aryna Sabalenka takes on world number four Coco Gauff in what looks set to be a thrilling Australian Open semifinal match up.
Sabalenka will be looking to gain revenge for her defeat to Gauff last year in New York in the US Open final and comes into this match off the back of five successive straight set victories.
Gauff's path to the final four has been less smooth, with the American star having to battle her way past Marta Kostyuk in a scrappy three-set affair to set up this much anticipated rematch.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: Australian Open
Who: Coco Gauff vs. Aryna Sabalenka
When: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024
Where: Rod Laver Arena
Time: 3 a.m.
Nobody has ever been better at this end of the Australian Open than Novak Djokovic, the 10-time champion.
Every time he’s won a quarterfinal at Melbourne Park — as he did against Taylor Fritz on Tuesday — he’s gone on to win the title.
The odds are usually stacked against his semifinal rival. Perhaps even more so against fourth-seeded Jannik Sinner, who won a quarterfinal over No. 5 Andrey Rublev that didn’t start until 10:42 p.m. and didn’t finish until 1:21 a.m. Wednesday.
Djokovic reached his record-extending 48th Grand Slam semifinal by beating Fritz 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in 3 3/4 hours. Their match started late in the heat of the afternoon because U.S. Open champion Coco Gauff’s preceding win over Marta Kostyuk took more than three hours.
In an on-court interview with Australian player Nick Kyrgios, who has been sidelined by a long-term injury, Djokovic made a light-hearted joke about getting popcorn and watching Sinner vs. Rublev on late-night TV.
Later, Djokovic said Sinner’s late finish wouldn’t be a factor in Friday’s semifinals.
What kind of advantage will I have? We have two days. It’s not much of an advantage that I see there,” he said. Plenty of time for whoever wins that match tonight to recover.”
The start of the night session was pushed back past 9 p.m. and could have gone very, very late if not for women’s champion Aryna Sabalenka and Sinner both winning in straight sets.
Sinner was down 5-1 in the second-set tiebreaker before winning six straight points, starting with a stunning crosscourt forehand, to turn momentum and take the match 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
I want to thank everyone for staying so long,” Sinner said in his on-court interview. It’s always a huge pleasure to play here on this court. It doesn’t really matter the time.”
Since losing to Djokovic in last year’s Wimbledon semifinals, Sinner has won two of his three matches against the 24-time major champion.
I’m really lucky to face him again (in) one of the biggest tournaments in the world,” he said. Happy I can play the No. 1 in the world. He won here some times!”
Sinner hasn’t dropped a set yet.
Djokovic, meanwhile, has spent more time on court through five rounds than ever at Melbourne Park — more than 15 hours — but thinks he’s still building into it. He’s on a 33-match winning streak at the Australian Open — a tournament record he shares with his childhood inspiration, Monica Seles.
The first game took 16 minutes and the first set lasted 1 hour, 24 minutes. Fritz got the first break of serve and maintained it to win the second set.
Credit to him for playing really well. You could see that he had a clear game plan. He was really sharp,” Djokovic said. So it was definitely a struggle for me to play the first couple sets.
In the third, things started to come together. I wasn’t serving well at all first two sets, and then third and fourth, great.”
Fritz saved the first 15 breakpoints he faced, an impressive stat against one of the best returners ever.
My conversion was really poor but in the end of the day, I managed to break him when it mattered,” Djokovic said.
The first game set the tone for a long, tough match. It contained 24 points, going to deuce nine times.
Then followed the longest first set of the tournament. In the tiebreaker, Djokovic finished a 21-shot rally with a stunning backhand crosscourt winner to get five set points. He put his finger to his ear, nodded his head and blew a kiss toward a commentary box at the rear of the court.
After two tight sets, Fritz was broken in the second game of the third when Djokovic converted his 16th chance. Djokovic broke again, at love, in the ninth game to wrap up the third.
In the fourth, there was an exchange of breaks until Djokovic served it out from 5-3 to improve to 9-0 against Fritz in career head-to-heads.
Fritz said he felt for Sinner and Rublev, and tournament scheduling had come up in the locker rooms after Daniil Medvedev’s second-round match didn’t start until after 11 p.m. and didn’t finish until almost 4 a.m. He said with physio, treatment and wrapping up, it takes hours after the match to get to sleep.
Wherever you are in the world, we can help you watch this match between Aryna Sabalenka, the current Australian Open title holder, and Coco Gauff, the current US Open holder. Gauff actually beat Sabalaneka for that title, so there's some extra spice today.
Coco Gauff is into the last four of the Australian Open for the very first time in 2024, just two victories away from a second grand slam title in a row after winning last year's US Open. However, despite the women's singles tournament at Melbourne Park being dominated by upsets and surprises so far — only three of the top 32 seeds remain in contention — the Floridian has been drawn against defending champion Aryna Sabalenka for a place in the decider.
The 2024 Australian Open has been absolutely unprecedented for giant-killings, with last year's runner-up Elena Rykabina and world number one Iga Swiatek both losing to unseeded opposition in the second and third rounds respectively. Gauff, on the other hand, has been in sensational form so far, breezing through the early rounds without dropping a set and defeating Marta Kostyuk 7-6 6-7 6-2 in their quarterfinal clash.
In her way now is the only remaining player ranked higher than the fourth-seeded Gauff: second seed, and defending Australian Open champion, Aryna Sabalenka. The 2023 title winner has also been imperious on her way to the last four, recording comprehensive victories from round one right up until her quarterfinal match against Barbora Krejcikova, which she won 6-2 6-3.
With the number of high-profile defeats and upsets we've seen at this year's Australian Open, the semifinal between Gauff and Sabalenka sees the two best (and highest seeded by some distance) remaining players going head-to-head for a chance at grand slam glory.
With the pair dropping just one set between them on their respective journeys to the last four — and that was a tight 7-6 setback for Gauff against Kostyuk — there is very, very little to separate the pair in terms of form coming into this match.
Gauff and Sabalenka have faced off six times previously, with the 19-year-old Floridian notching four wins, and despite her opponent's proven title-winning mettle at Melbourne Park, The Sporting News thinks that Gauff can repeat her US Open heroics of 2023 and defeat Sabalenka to secure her first Australian Open grand slam victory.
Coco Gauff has reached her first Australian Open semi-final. Tonight, the American teen will face defending Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka in the Grand Slam's most exciting match yet.
The last time Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff met, it was in the final of last year's U.S. Open. Now, Sabalenka is out for revenge in Melbourne. Their quarterfinals in Melbourne couldn't have been more different. Gauff battled through a grueling three-hour match against Marta Kostyuk while Sabalenka took less than an hour to claim her 6-2, 6-3 victory over Barbora Krejcikova.