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Wimbledon live streams 2023: How to watch, seeds, schedule and more

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand during a practice session as Coach, Goran Ivanisevic, looks on ahead of The Championships - Wimbledon 2023 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2023 in London, England.

The 2023 Wimbledon live streams are almost ready to call game, set and match. Novak Djokovic looks to defend his men's singles title, as well as extend his record of Gram Slam wins. On the women's side, Elena Rybakina makes a bid to repeat as the Wimbledon winner.

Wimbledon is airing for FREE in some countries. But don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on — because you can watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams from anywhere with a VPN.

2023 Wimbledon live streams: TV schedule, dates

► Dates: July 3-16
► Time: 5 a.m. EDT / 10 a.m. BST / 7 p.m. AEST
► FREE LIVE STREAMS BBC iPlayer (U.K.)
► U.S. — ESPN via SlingTV
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The world's best tennis players will hit the grass courts at the All England Tennis Club for the 136th edition of the Wimbledon Championships. 

Djokovic seeks to break his own record by gaining his 24th Grand Slam title. He'll have to get past No. 1 seed Carlos Alcaraz, as well as tough young guns Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas. 

Fresh off her victory at the French Open, women's No. 1 Iga Swiatek hopes to make it two in a row, despite never making it past the fourth round at Wimbledon. Defending champ Rybakina is a dangerous foe at No. 3, as is No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka and American Coco Gauff.

Make sure to catch all the tennis action by tuning into a Wimbledon live stream. Scroll down for details, the daily schedule and the seeds. 

FREE Wimbledon live streams

How to watch Wimbledon live streams for FREE in 2023

If you're lucky enough to live in the U.K. then you can look forward to FREE Wimbledon live streams in 2023.

That's because the free-to-air BBC and BBC iPlayer has the rights to the action and will be showing wall-to-wall coverage of the tournament. 

But what if you're usually based in the U.K. but aren't at home for a particular Wimbledon live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

Wimbledon live streams around the world

How to watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams from anywhere with a VPN

A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch the Wimbledon live streams on BBC iPlayer, even though they're not in the U.K. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer and watch the tennis.

How to watch Wimbledon live streams in the US

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Tennis fans in the U.S. will want ESPN to catch the Wimbledon live streams.

The cable service will have extensive coverage from the All England Lawn Tennis Club on ESPN, ESPN2 and the ESPN Plus streaming service, while ABC will also broadcast some live matches. In total, there'll be 1,500 hours of action across all 18 courts, plus highlights and more.

ESPN is available through most cable packages as well as some of the best cable TV alternatives, including Sling TV, Fubo.TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.  

Our pick of these would be Sling TV. The Sling Orange package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, right now Sling is offering new subscribers a $25 discount for the first month

Tennis Channel is available on both Sling TV (with the Sport Extra add-on) and Fubo. 

Fubo costs $75 per month for 166 channels and includes ESPN and the Tennis Channel. It also offer a 7-day free trial.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch Wimbledon live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN.

How to watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams in the UK

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British tennis lovers also have a couple of options to watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams. For starters, the tournament will air for FREE on BBC and BBC iPlayer.

There'll be comprehensive coverage every day of the tournament, with host Sue Barker ably supported by Tim Henman, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Pat Cash and other former stars.

BBC One, BBC To and BBC iPlayer will have live action from the tournament from 11 a.m. BST each day, plus there'll be up to 18 courts to choose from on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

As well as airing on BBC, Wimbledon highlights will be shown each night on Discovery Plus and Eurosport. Both BBC and Discovery Plus/Eurosport will show the men's and women's finals.

Going on holiday this week or next? Sign up to ExpressVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams in Canada

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Canadians can get all the Wimbledon action on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If they've cut the cord, they can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $7.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month.

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.

How to watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams on Channel Nine, which means the big games will also air on the on-demand service 9Now.

That's great news wherever you are, because 9Now is available for free if an Australian postcode. Aussies who aren't in the country right now will simply need to sign up to a VPN such as ExpressVPN in order to watch all the action as if they were back home.

However, 9Now won't have every single match — so to watch it all, ad-free and in up to 4K resolution, you'll need a subscription to Stan Sport.

Stan costs a very reasonable $20 AUD per month ($10 for a standard subscription and $10 for the Sport add-on). A 30-day FREE trial gives you a taste of the platform — and the good news is that the Sport add-on also has a 7-day FREE trial.

2023 Wimbledon Schedule

Men’s and Women’s Singles schedule

  • First round — July 3-4
  • Second round — July 5-6
  • Third round — July 7-8
  • Fourth round — July 9-10
  • Quarterfinals — July 11-12
  • Women's Semifinals: July 13
  • Men's Semifinals: July 14
  • Women's Final: July 15
  • Men's Final: July 16

2023 Wimbledon Seeds

2023 Wimbledon Men's seeds

  1. Carlos Alcara
  2. Novak Djokovic 
  3. Daniil Medvedev
  4. Casper Ruud
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  6. Holger Rune 
  7. Andrey Rublev 
  8. Jannik Sinner

2023 Wimbledon Women's seeds

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Aryna Sabalenka
  3. Elena Rybakina
  4. Jessica Pegula
  5. Carolina Garcia
  6. Ons Jabeur
  7. Coco Gauff
  8. Maria Sakkari

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