Australian Open 2019: Schedule, draw, how to watch, live stream Grand Slam tournament | Tennis

The 2019 Australian Open begins Jan. 14, marking the start of a new tennis season.

This year’s tournament features a field packed with notable names, including the return of Serena Williams, who skipped the 2018 Australian Open after winning it a year earlier. Williams, a seven-time Open champion, remains one Grand Slam victory shy of Margaret Court’s singles record of 24 — a mark she hopes to break in 2019.

Caroline Wozniacki will try to win back-to-back titles and her second career Grand Slam. Other notable names in the women’s field are top seed and 2018 French Open champ Simona Halep and 2018 U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka. 

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Defending champ Roger Federer headlines the men’s draw as he’ll try to win his seventh Australian Open title and 21st Grand Slam title. The men’s field also features top seed Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic and John Isner.

Here is all the information you need to watch the 2019 Australian Open, including a complete TV schedule and betting odds.

When is the Australian Open?

The 2019 Australian Open will begin Monday, Jan. 14, and last a fortnight. The women’s singles final will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, while the men’s singles final will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27.

How to watch on TV, live stream online

The tournament will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and the Tennis Channel. The men’s semifinals and both the men’s and women’s final will air on ESPN. 

The Open also offers free live streaming on its website via AO TV Live. 

2019 Australian Open schedule

All times Eastern

Jan. 13 — First round, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 14 — First round, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 15 — Second round, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 16 — Second round, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 17 — Third round, 11 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 18 — Third round, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 20 — Round of 16, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 21 — Quarterfinals, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 22 — Quarterfinals, 3 a.m., ESPN2
Jan. 22 — Quarterfinals, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 23 — Quarterfinals, 3:30 a.m., ESPN2
Jan. 23 — Women’s semifinals, 10 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 24 — Men’s semifinal, 3:30 a.m., ESPN
Jan. 25 — Men’s semifinal, 3:30 a.m., ESPN
Jan. 26 — Women’s final, 3:30 a.m., ESPN
Jan. 27 — Men’s final, 3:30 a.m., ESPN

Australian Open 2019 draw, bracket

While seeding has been announced for both the men’s and women’s tournaments, the official draw is at 2 a.m. ET on Jan. 10 and will be streamed live on the Australian Open’s website.

Odds to win 2019 Australian Open

Most Vegas sportsbooks have yet to release betting information for the 2019 Australian Open, pending Thursday’s draw. This section will be updated when odds are available.

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