Australian Open Women’s Championship Live Late Tonight on ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+


Australian Open Women’s Championship Live Late Tonight on ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+

Can Powerful American Danielle Collins Spoil a “Barty Party”? 

No. 1 in the World, Barty Seeking to be First Australian Woman to Win Her Home Grand Slam Event in 44 Years

Men’s Doubles Championship Exclusive to ESPN+ at 5:30 a.m. ET

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The Australian Open Women’s Championship will be decided late tonight live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ when top-seeded and local favorite Ash Barty faces the hard-hitting American, No. 27 Danielle Collins at 3:30 a.m. ET.

Barty, who has been atop the women’s rankings since September 2019, is the first Australian woman to reach the final in Melbourne since 1980 (Wendy Turnbull).  She hopes to be first woman to win her country’s championship since 1978 (Chris O’Neil, who was unseeded).  At 25, she has a pair of Major championships to her credit, on the clay at the 2019 French Open and on the grass at Wimbledon last summer.

Collins is hoping to disappoint the crowd at Rod Laver Arena by winning in her first Major final.  Win or lose, the 28-year-old from Florida will crack the top 10 in the WTA rankings for the first time on Monday.  While playing at the University of Virginia she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation’s best female tennis player in 2016.

Chris Fowler and Mary Joe Fernandez will call the match, with Rennae Stubbs reporting courtside.  Chris McKendry will host the telecast with Brad Gilbert and Patrick McEnroe.

Other Action Tonight on ESPN+

ESPN+ will offer the Girls’ Singles Championship starting at 8 p.m., followed by the Boys’ Singles Championship.  The latter features the top seed, American Bruno Kuzuhara.  A 17-year-old born in Brazil to Japanese parents, he lives in Florida.

Following the Women’s Championship, at 5:30 a.m., ESPN+ will stream the all-Australian Men’s Doubles Championship – Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios will square off against Matt Ebden and Max Purcell.


(All times ET, and each day “begins” at 6 a.m. ET. Therefore, the listing Sat., Jan. 29, at 3:30 a.m. ET is actually very late on Saturday night.)

Date Time (ET) Network(s) Event Match
Fri, Jan 28 8 p.m. ESPN+ Girls’ Singles Championship


Boys’ Singles Championship

(1) Petra Marcinko [CRO] vs. (8) Sofia Costoulas [BEL]

(1) Bruno Kuzuhara [USA] vs (4) Jakub Mensik (CZE)

3 – 3:30 a.m. ESPN Deportes Women’s Championship Pre-Show
3:30 – 5:30 a.m. ESPN, ESPN+ Women’s Championship (1) Ash Barty [AUS] vs.

(27) Danielle Collins [USA]

3:30 – 6 a.m. ESPN Deportes
5:30 – 7:30 a.m. ESPN+ Men’s Doubles Championship Thanasi Kokkinakis [AUS] & Nick Kyrgios [AUS] vs.

Matt Ebden [AUS] &

 Max Purcell [AUS]  

Sat, Jan 29 8 – 11 a.m. ESPN2* Women’s Championship (1) Ash Barty (AUS) vs.

(27) Danielle Collins [USA]

2 – 3 p.m. ABC* Second Week Highlights  
11 p.m. – 1 a.m. ESPN+ Women’s Doubles Championship (1) Barbora Krejcikova [CZE] & Katerina Siniakova [CZE]

vs. Anna Danilina [KAZ] & Beatriz Haddad Maia [BRA]

3 – 3:30 a.m. ESPN Deportes Men’s Championship Pre-Show  
3:30 – 6:30 a.m.




Men’s Championship (2) Daniil Medvedev [RUS] vs. (6) Rafael Nadal [ESP]
3:30 – 7:30 a.m. ESPN Deportes
Sun, Jan 30 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ESPN2*
6 – 10 p.m. ESPN2*

 * – Encore or taped




Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including more than 30 of the Year in Review press releases.
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