How to watch Wimbledon online for free

The 133rd edition of Wimbledon officially starts Monday and runs through July 14 — though qualifiers to winnow the fields down to 128 men and 128 women have been going on the past week. The tennis championship — with all the serves, rallies, and polite applause being covered by ESPN – is one of four major tournaments that make up tennis’s Grand Slam. Yet it has the grandeur and mystique (and mid-summer scheduling) that makes it a must-watch event for casual tennis fans as well as more hardcore fans.

What channel is Wimbledon on?

Wimbledon will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.

When are the men’s and women’s Wimbledon championships?

The women’s final is on Saturday, July 13, and the men’s final is on July 14. In past years, they’ve started at 2pm London time, meaning 9am ET.

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How to watch Wimbledon online for free

Each of the following services carries ESPN and ESPN2, providing a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch Wimbledon for free.

1) Sling TV

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Sling Orange + Blue

Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels (covering your Wimbledon needs), while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and local channels. If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To get additional motor sports (and soccer), you can add beIN SPORTS with either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)

Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from LaLiga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.

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2) PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for soccer fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNews are part of the Core package of channels that offer sports programming, and the options increase at the Elite and Ultra levels.

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3) Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV includes the ESPN family of sports networks among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

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4) YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for sports fans; including a whole group of ESPN channels for Wimbledon coverage. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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The 2019 Wimbledon men’s and women’s seeds

Though there are a number of competitions involved with England’s premier tennis event—including doubles competitions and wheelchair competitions—much of the attention will be on the men’s and women’s singles tournaments. Top seed Novak Djokovic will look to defend his title, and the women’s singles tournament, where 5th seed Angelique Kerber will attempt to go back-to-back with an interesting set of challengers, including 11th-seed and seven-time Wimbledon winner Serena Williams, potentially waiting in the 4th round on July 8. Kerber beat Williams in last year’s finals, but even before the possible rematch, Kerber might have to face Maria Sharapova in the third round just to get there.

Men’s seeds

1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2. Roger Federer (Switzerland)
3. Rafael Nadal (Spain)
4. Kevin Anderson (South Africa)
5. Dominic Thiem (Austria)
6. Alexander Zverev (Germany)
7. Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
8. Kei Nishikori (Japan)
9. John Isner (United States)
10. Karen Khachanov (Russia)
11. Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
12. Fabio Fognini (Italy)
13. Marin Cilic (Croatia)
14. Borna Coric (Croatia) (withdrew due to injury)
15. Milos Raonic (Canada)
16. Gael Monfils (France)
17. Matteo Berrettini (Italy)
18. Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia)
19. Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada)
20. Gilles Simon (France)
21. David Goffin (Belgium)
22. Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)
23. Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain)
24. Diego Schwartzman (Argentina)
25. Alex De Minaur (Australia)
26. Guido Pella (Argentina)
27. Lucas Pouille (France)
28. Benoit Paire (France)
29. Denis Shapovalov (Canada)
30. Kyle Edmund (United Kingdom)
31. Laslo Djere (Serbia)
32. Dusan Lajovic (Serbia)

Women’s seeds

1. Ashleigh Barty (Australia)
2. Naomi Osaka (Japan)
3. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
4. Kiki Bertens (Netherlands)
5. Angelique Kerber (Germany)
6. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)
7. Simona Halep (Romania)
8. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)
9. Sloane Stephens (United States)
10. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
11. Serena Williams (United States)
12. Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia)
13. Belinda Bencic (Switzerland)
14. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)
15. Qiang Wang (China)
16. Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic)
17. Madison Keys (United States)
18. Julia Goerges (Germany)
19. Johanna Konta (United Kingdom)
20. Anett Kontaveit (Estonia)
21. Elise Mertens (Belgium)
22. Donna Vekic (Croatia)
23. Caroline Garcia (France)
24. Petra Martic (Croatia)
25. Amanda Anisimova (United States)
26. Garbine Muguruza (Spain)
27. Sofia Kenin (United States)
28. Su-Wei Hsieh (Chinese Taipei)
29. Daria Kasatkina (Russia)
30. Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain)
31. Maria Sakkari (Greece)
32. Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine)

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Phil West

Phil West

Phil West is a sports reporter and the author of two books on soccer, ‘The United States of Soccer,’ and ‘I Believe That We Will Win,’ both from The Overlook Press. His work has appeared most recently in MLSSoccer.com, Pro Soccer USA, Texas Highways, and Howler. Based in Austin, he is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.