Osaka vs Serena Live Stream & Tips: Watch Australian Open Online

Andrew Hendrie:

Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams clash in a blockbuster Australian Open semi-final on Thursday and the match is available to watch online via desktop and mobile.

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Naomi Osaka vs Serena Williams Match Details

🎾 Competition: Australian Open SF
🗓 Date: Thursday February 18
⏰ Time: 2.00pm
🏟 Stadium: Rod Laver Arena

Head to Head

Osaka leads 2-1

  • 2019 | Canada | Serena 6-3 6-4
  • 2018 | US Open | Osaka 6-2 6-4
  • 2018 | Miami | Osaka 6-3 6-2

Australian Open 2021 Results


  • R1: def. Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 6-2
  • R2: def. Garcia 6-2 6-3
  • R3: def. Jabeur 6-3 6-2
  • R4: def. Muguruza 4-6 6-4 7-5
  • QF: def. Hsieh 6-2 6-2


  • R1: def. Siegemund 6-1 6-1
  • R2: def. Stojanovic 6-3 6-0
  • R3: def. Potapova 7-6 6-2
  • R4: def. Sabalenka 6-4 2-6 6-4
  • QF: def. Halep 6-3 6-3

Naomi Osaka vs Serena Williams Tips & Predictions

Every time Osaka has advanced to the semi-finals of a Grand Slam she’s won the title – will that record continue at the Australian Open as she continues her pursuit of a fourth major trophy? A certain Serena Williams stands in her way on Thursday.

Osaka leads their head-to-head 2-1, although they haven’t played since 2019. The World No. 3 conquered Serena in the 2018 US Open final in a now-infamous clash where Serena was handed a game penalty for calling the umpire a ‘thief’.

Since that final, Osaka returned to New York to capture her second US Open title in 2020 and she’s now looking to add another Australian Open crown to the one she secured in 2018. The Japanese-Haitian star is currently riding a 19-match winning streak, with Osaka saving two match points to defeat the in-form Garbine Muguruza before scoring a dominant straight sets victory over the tricky Hsieh Su-wei in the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, Serena is arguably playing her best tennis since she won her last Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open.

The legendary American has dropped just one set en route to the last eight and registered one of her biggest wins in years by beating Simona Halep 6-3 6-3 in the quarter-finals on Tuesday night. Serena’s movement is back to its best as she continues her quest to win that elusive 24th major title.

This has all the makings of a classic if both players bring their best form to the court – but I think Osaka has the slight edge. The World No. 3 was my pick before the tournament began and I’ve got no reason to change my mind now – even if Serena is playing better than I initially anticipated. Osaka has grown comfortable in the spotlight and she deserves to start favourite in the semis.