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What time does Ash Barty play the Australian Open final and how do you watch it?

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17th January, 2022
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World Number 1 Ash Barty can become the first Aussie to win a singles title for 42 years at the Australian Open when she takes on American Danielle Collins in the women’s final on Centre Court at Rod Laver Arena.

Australian Ash Barty takes on the American in the first of two finals on Saturday night on Rod Laver Arena.

Collins has spent considerably more time on the court to make it to the final compared to Barty with two gruelling matches lasting nearly three hours.

Barty on the other hand has cruised to the final without dropping a set.

Barty and Collins have met four times before with Barty holding a 3-1 head-to-head record. However, the last time they played it was the American who was victorious in a tight three-set encounter in Adelaide last year.

The winner of Saturday night’s final will collect a cool $2.875 million with the runner-up receiving $1.575 million AUD.

What time is Ash Barty playing the Australian Open final?
Barty’s final the first match on Centre Court on Saturday night with the match scheduled at 7:30pm AEDT local time in Melbourne.

If you’re in Queensland you’ll need to tune in from around 6:30pm AEST, 7pm if you’re in South Australia and 4:30pm if you’re in Western Australia on AWST.

The All-Australian doubles final featuring Nick Kyrgios, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Matt Ebden and Max Purcell will then follow the women’s final.


How to watch Ash Barty’s match
Channel 9 and Stan Sport own the rights to the Australian Open in Australia.

If you want to watch the match on normal free to air television you’ll need to tune into either Channel 9’s main channel (Channel 90 in metro areas) or 9GEM (channel 92 in metro areas) depending on where you are.

If you’d prefer to watch the match on a live stream you have two options with the free 9Now service or the paid subscription service Stan Sport which is ad-free. You can get a 7-day free trial with Stan Sport before you are charged a monthly minimum depending on which package you want.