What is it?
It’s the women’s final of this year’s delayed Australian Open, being played in February due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When is it?
It will take place on Saturday Feb 20.
What time is it?
Players will be on court at 8.30am (GMT) so the action will get underway shortly after that.
Where is it taking place?
On the main stadium at Melbourne Park, the Rod Laver Arena.
How can I watch it?
Eurosport has exclusive rights to this year’s opening grand slam, so you can watch the final on it’s main channel, Eurosport 1. Alternatively, bookmark this page and return on Saturday for our rolling blog, with build up and game-by-game updates and reaction.
Who will be competing in the final?
Naomi Osaka will be meeting Jennifer Brady in the final on Saturday.
Japanese third seed Osaka, champion in 2018, overcame a nervous start to beat Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4 in the first semi-final, and leave the American facing questions about her future afterwards.
There will still be an American in the final, however, with Brady downing Karolina Muchova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam decider.
What’s the prize money for the women’s final?
Both the men and women’s pot is equal, but prize money has been significantly cut this year due to the pandemic. This year’s winner will walk away with £1.5m, down 31 per cent on last year’s £2.2m cheque. The runner-up will take home £847,000, down 23 per cent on 2020’s amount of £1.1m.
What are the latest odds?
- Jennifer Brady to win 7/2
- Naomi Osaka to win 5/19
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