BETTING UPDATE: A majority of the betting public at DraftKings Sportsbook is betting on the underdog Williams.
UPDATE: The match has been moved to 10 p.m. ET.
The 2021 Australian Open has reached the semifinals, and we get a doozy of a match Wednesday evening. The first semifinal features the No. 3 seed Naomi Osaka facing off against No. 10 seed and all-time great Serena Williams. The match starts at 7 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN. The winner faces the winner of the other semifinal, featuring No. 22 seed Jennifer Brady and No. 25 seed Karolina Muchova. That match starts at midnight ET.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this matchup of tennis greats, you can stream it via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream what should be a great match.
This is the fifth time Williams and Osaka have faced off and the second time in a Grand Slam. Osaka beat Williams 6-2 6-4 in the finals of the 2018 US Open. Williams won their most recent match, which was an exhibition tuneup in Adelaide, Australia in late January.
In the quarterfinals, Williams beat No. 2 seed Simona Halep in straight sets, while Osaka beat Su-Wei Hsieh, also in straight sets. This is the third straight match of the tournament in which Williams is facing a higher seed.