It’s finals weekend in South West London, and Serena Williams is two sets of tennis away from claiming a sixth Wimbledon title and completing a second Serena Slam. Victory on Saturday will also move herself to within one of Steffi Graf’s record of 22 career Grand Slam titles. Given the power and form she displayed in dismantling Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday, does her opponent, 20-year-old Garbine Murguruza, stand a chance?
Well, while Murguruza had never made it past the 2nd Round at Wimbledon in her two previous visits, she handed Williams her worst ever spanking in a Grand Slam at last year’s French Open, beating her 6-2, 6-2 in the 2nd Round. Clay is of course an entirely different prospect to grass, but combined with her form over the last fortnight in SW19 (she has, for example, won more break points than Serena this Wimbledon), the fact that she knows she can get the better of Williams could just be enough to pull off a shock.
The BBC has extensive coverage in the UK, starting 1pm BST on BBC One. They’ll also have live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live.
In the US, ESPN has full live coverage of the final from 9am Eastern, with pre-match build-up from 8am.
If you can’t get in front of a TV this weekend, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch Wimbledon Tennis Live Online
In the UK, you can watch live online coverage of Wimbledon for absolutely nothing via the BBC iPlayer site. They’ll have multiple matches for you to choose from. While you really should have a TV license and be in the UK to watch, there are many, many ways to use BBC’s iPlayer service from outside the British Isles. Google it.
In the US, if you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to Watch ESPN, you can watch the game at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
Watch Wimbledon Tennis Live on Mobile
Mobile users in the UK can watch all 13 days of Wimbledon live and for free via the BBC iPlayer app, which is available to download from the App Store or Google Play store. No subscription is required, though you should have a Television License to watch.
Mobile and tablet users with access to Watch ESPN can watch the game on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store or Google Play store.