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Everything you need to know ahead of the Australian Open women’s final

We are now in the final rounds of the Australian Open with the final taking place this weekend. The start of the tournament included British stars Emma Raducanu and Harriet Dart but the two hopefuls were knocked out in the second and first round respectively.

It had been questioned whether Raducanu would even compete in the tournament at all after she injured her ankle at the Auckland Classic. However, she defeated Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch in the first round before meeting Coco Gauff in the second. The 20-year-old was beaten in two sets by the world number seven and Gauff ultimately reached the fourth round before losing to Ostapenko.

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The 18-year-old French Open finalist is however, still in the women’s doubles tournament and will play her semi-final fixture tomorrow, Friday 27 January, along with partner and fellow American Jessica Pegula.

Iga Swiatek was this year’s tournament favourite but the Polish world number one was beaten in two sets by finalist, Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina. The world number two, Ons Jabeur, also suffered a shock early exit in just the second round of the tournament. The Tunisian tennis star was beaten in three sets by 86th-ranked Marketa Vondrousova.

As the final two prepare for their remaining matches, here is everything you need to know ahead of the Australian Open women’s final...

Rybakina will hope to win her second Grand Slam title at Australian OpenRybakina will hope to win her second Grand Slam title at Australian Open
Rybakina will hope to win her second Grand Slam title at Australian Open | Getty Images

When is the Australian Open women’s final?

The final will take place on Saturday 28 January and is scheduled to begin at 8.30am GMT (7.30pm local time). The final will be held at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park.

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How to watch the Australian Open women’s final?

Eurosports’ Discovery+ has all the action from Melbourne Park and viewers can sign up for an account from £6.99/month or £59.99/year. Discovery+ is now also available for Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers at no extra cost.

Sky TV customers already enjoying the 12-months’ discovery+ Entertainment pass will now be able to access the discovery+ Entertainment and Sport service on an ongoing basis as part of their Sky TV package. Those customers will be automatically upgraded. Go to the Sky TV website to find out more on how to acquire a subscription.

Who will be playing in Australian Open fnal?

Elena Ryabakina, 23, will play Aryna Sabalenka in the women’s Australian Open final. Sabalenka beat the Polish world number 46 Magda Linette in straight sets while her finals’ opponent took down Victoria Azarenka in straight sets. Azarenka, who is a former world number one and two-time winner of the Australian Open, was beaten 7-6 6-3 by her Kazakh opponent.

Rybakina will now hope to win her second Grand Slam after winning the 2022 Wimbledon Champions. Belarusian tennis star Sabalenka is yet to win a Grand Slam but has previously reached the semi-final of Wimbledon and the US Open. She is currently ranked number five in the WTA rankings, having previously reached a high of world number two in August 2021.

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The two tennis stars have played each other three times previously with Sabalenka coming out victorious on all three occasions. Their most recent fixture was at Wimbledn in July 2021 where the 24-year-old Belarusian won 6-3 4-6 6-3.

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