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Where to watch Wimbledon 2024 women’s semifinals: Krejcikova vs. Rybakina, Vekic vs. Paolini TV channel, live stream and start time | Sporting News Canada



Where to watch Wimbledon 2024 women’s semifinals: Krejcikova vs. Rybakina, Vekic vs. Paolini TV channel, live stream and start time | Sporting News Canada

The 137th edition of The Championships at Wimbledon have absolutely flown by so far in 2024, and we’re already at the business end of the competition with the women’s semifinals set to take place in just a few hours’ time.

Last year’s WTA singles competition was unmatched for shock results and giant-killing defeats to some of the sport’s top names, but with that unpredictable precedent set in 2023, recent days have seen this year’s tournament follow suit in several ways.

Just like last year, we could have a winner, or at least a finalist, who began the tournament unseeded, with Croatian world number 37 Donna Vekic beating 28th seed Dayana Yastremska and surprise qualifier Lulu Sun on her way to the last four, where she’ll face seventh seed, Italy’s Jasmine Paolini, for a place in the decider.

Recent French Open finalist Paolini has beaten two top-ranked Americans in Madison Keys and Emma Navarro to reach the semis, with the two set to face off against either 2021 French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova or 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the WTA final on Saturday, July 13.

You may be wondering where the biggest names in women’s tennis are, but many have fallen foul to some shock results of their own. Aryna Sabalenka withdrew injured, last year’s surprise winner Marketa Vondrousova didn’t make it past the first round, and world number one Iga Swiatek’s Wimbledon woes continue, being knocked out by the unseeded Yulia Putintseva in the third.

As hundreds of the world’s best female tennis players get whittled down to the final four, The Sporting News has all the details you’ll need to keep tabs on the action in the 2024 Wimbledon WTA semifinals.

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Wimbledon 2024 women’s semifinals date, location

  • Date: Thursday, July 11
  • Location: London, England, UK
  • Venue: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Both women’s semifinal matches at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships take place on Thursday, July 11, and make up a packed schedule of matches on the fourth-to-last day of the tournament.

As well as the matchups between Vekic and Paolini, and Krejcikova and Rybakina, there’s also the men’s doubles semifinals and the mixed doubles final to play.

Given the status of the women’s singles tournament though, both matches are set to be held on Centre Court, as the quartet of Krejcikova, Paolini, Rybakina and Vekic all take centre-stage.

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Wimbledon 2024 women’s semifinals start time, order of play

Both semifinals in the WTA women’s singles tournament at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships take place on Thursday, July 11, with the first of the two matches beginning at 1:30 p.m. local time (BST).

The match between Vekic and Paolini is slated to begin first out of the two games, with Krejcikova and Rybakina later, all vying for a place in the WTA women’s singles final on Saturday, July 13.

Here’s how those start times translate across the world’s major regions:

Start Time (subject to change) Vekic vs. Paolini Krejcikova vs. Rybakina
UK (BST) 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
US (ET) 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Canada (ET) 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Australia (AEST) 10:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Sunday
India (IST) 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Wimbledon 2024 women’s semifinals TV channel, live stream

Here’s how to watch live coverage of both women’s singles semifinal clashes at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships from all major regions across the globe:

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN, ESPN2, Tennis Channel, Fubo, ESPN+, TCPlus
Canada TSN, RDS, ESPN International

TSN Direct

UK BBC One, BBC Two BBC iPlayer
Australia Channel Nine Stan Sport
India Hotstar Disney+

USA: USA-based viewers can catch all the action on TV via ESPN with complementary coverage on the Tennis Channel.

ESPN has televised Wimbledon since 2003, with exclusivity in the U.S. since 2012.  ESPN’s “first ball to last ball” coverage – all day, every day, Monday, July 1, through Sunday, July 14 – is highlighted by the Cross Court Coverage the second Monday to Wednesday with day-long coverage on both ESPN and ESPN2.

The Tennis Channel is broadcasting daily Wimbledon coverage on American pay TV, as well as their streaming service TC Plus. TSN, RDS and ESPN International are also showing coverage of matches at the tournament.

Fubo carries the ESPN family of networks as well as the Tennis Channel (sign up for a FREE trial now). 

Canada: TSN is the place for Canadian fans to catch all the action from every single match at Wimbledon this year, with streaming of the coverage both live and on catch-up also set to be provided by their streaming service TSN Direct.

UK: The BBC remains the longtime home of the Championships at Wimbledon and as such are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the entire tournament across their network. TV coverage will be spread across BBC One and BBC Two, with streaming of each match live and on catch-up provided by BBC iPlayer.

BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio London will also be broadcasting a large bulk of matches across the competition on both local and national frequencies.

Australia: Channel Nine’s Wide World of Sports provides free-to-air Wimbledon coverage for Australian tennis fans in 2024, with streaming of matches both live and on catch-up also available with Stan Sport’s subscription services.

India: There’s more limited broadcasting of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships in India, but fans can still watch live with Hotstar TV and via a Disney+ subscription.

If Wimbledon is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs offer a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favourite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

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Wimbledon 2024 prize money

Already the most well-known, prestigious and lucrative event in tennis, there’s a huge 11.86 percent increase in prize money from Wimbledon 2023 ahead of this year’s event. That total pot now stands at a whopping £50 million (U.S. $63.4 million), which like many of the biggest tournaments on both the WTA and ATP, is split equally for male and female competitors.

The winner of the women’s singles final is set to pocket a huge £2.7 million ($3.4 million) of that sum, just under double the amount awarded to the losing finalist on July 13. The doubles teams are also compensated with £650,000 ($824,000) to split between the winning pair.

That 11.86 percent jump in the overall prize pot also means competitors lower down the pecking order receive huge sums for their progress, with ATP and WTA players both in line to earn £60,000 alone even if they fail to make it past the first round.

Stage Reached WTA Prize Money Doubles Prize Money
Winner £2,700,000 £650,000 per team
Finalist £1,400,000 £330,000 per team
Semi-finalists £715,000 £167,000 per team
Quarter-finalists £375,000 £84,000 per team
Round of 16 £226,000 £42,000 per team
Round of 32 £143,000 £25,000 per team
Round of 64 £93,000 £15,750 per team
Round of 128 £60,000
Qualifying 3rd Round £40,000
Qualifying 2nd Round £25,000
Qualifying 1st Round £15,000
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