Wimbledon 2024: How to Watch the Tennis Tournament for Free Without Cable


Wimbledon 2024 takes place from July 1-14. Here are all the ways to watch and stream the tennis championship without cable.

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry attend day three of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 05, 2023 in London, England.

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For the first time in 27 years, Venus and Serena Williams won’t be at Wimbledon, but the absence of the Williams sisters hasn’t stopped the headline-making moments.




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Naomi Osaka advanced to the next round after defeating Diane Parry on Monday (July 1). Osaka landed her first Wimbledon win in five years — and she’s not the only American player to secure a victory.

Coco Gauff also moved on to the next round after a win against fellow American tennis player Caroline Dolehide.

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Read on for ways to watch Wimbledon without cable.

How to Stream Wimbledon Matches Live from Anywhere

Wimbledon is held in London, but if you’re in the U.S., matches usually start at 6 a.m. ET on ESPN.

Cord cutters can stream Wimbledon on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes via platforms that carry live television such as DirecTV, Sling TV, Fubo and Hulu + Live TV. ABC will broadcast coverage of certain matches.

DirectTV Stream lets you access live, cable and local channels. Watch all your favorite sports championships, games and more for one low price, plus a few extra benefits.


DirecTV Stream’s Choice streaming plan comes with over 125 channels including ESPN, Nickelodeon, HGTV, MTV, BET, VH1, MLB Network, college sports networks and more. The Ultimate plan includes over 160+ channels, the Premier package has over 185+ channels and the cheapest streaming packages: Entertainment and Optimo Más (which includes English and Spanish channels) offers 90+ channels for $79.99 a month for 90+ channels.

Not only can you stream for free for the first five days, but you can get Max, Showtime, Starz and Cinemax for free for the first three months when you subscribe to the Ultimate plan.

If you’re interested in Sling TV, you can join for a discount and stream ESPN and more. Subscribe today for $20 for the first month, down from $40 a month.

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For tennis fans streaming from outside of the U.S., ExpressVPN works with several platforms.

Need more streaming options? Hulu + Live TV is another solid and affordable choice, and you’ll get a free trial when you join. Plans start at $76.99 a month to stream over 90 channels, plus you’ll get access to ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+.

You can also stream Wimbledon coverage on ESPN+ in addition to football, basketball, UFC and other sporting events and documentaries such as In the Arena: Serena Williams, an ESPN+ docuseries premiering on July 10.


Wimbledon begins with two days of men’s and women’s singles matches. Mixed doubles matches start on Wednesday, Mixed Doubles matches launch on Friday.

The first round saw several stunning victories and shocking defeats including No. 69 ranked Alexander Vukic’s win over No. 54 ranked Sebastian Ofner in a 3-hour and 49-minute match, the longest men’s singles match of the first round in Wimbledon history.

Lulu Suns, of New Zealand, beat out China’s Zheng Qinwen in the opening round. Other players that scored first round wins include Italy’s Jasmine Paolini, Greece’s Maria Sakkari, Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, France’s Daniil Medvedev, Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka and Norway’s Casper Ruud.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns to Wimbledon in a match against Czech player, Vit Kopriva, on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, No. 3 seed Aryna Sabalenka’s Wimbledon dreams ended on Monday. The 26-year-old player withdrew from the competition Monday due to a shoulder injury.

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