There will be six tennis tournaments held in Melbourne including five in the lead-up to the 2021 Australian Open, all of which will see men’s and women’s singles and doubles matches. All the information on how to watch the WTA & ATP Melbourne live streaming online or on TV, which includes the WTA Gipplsland Trophy, WTA Yarra Valley Classic, WTA Grampians Trophy, WTA Phillip Island Trophy, ATP Murray River Open and ATP Great Ocean Road Open, can be found below.
Looking to watch the 2021 ATP & WTA Melbourne Open live streaming online?
- For tennis fans in the UK, Europe, Australia & elsewhere go to bet365 > Tennis > Live Streaming here* to watch & bet on the ATP & WTA tennis live.
- Scroll down for all the rest of the options
*Geo-restrictions apply & pre-funded account needed
Why Multiple Tournaments in Melbourne?
The coronavirus situation and the Australian government’s [correct] decision to close borders between states as soon as there is an outbreak of a handful of cases has made Tennis Australia go the route of the US Open.
Much like the US Open organizers had shifted the Cincinnati Open to New York, Tennis Australia has opted to organise two tournaments in the week leading up to the Australian Open, all of which will be played in Melbourne to ease the creation of a bio-secure bubble.
What are the Names of These Tennis Tournaments Held in Melbourne?
Since all these tournaments in the lead-up to the Australian Open are going to be hosted in Melbourne, they can be distinguished by their sponsor names. They are as follows:
- WTA Gipplsland Trophy
- WTA Yarra Valley Classic
- WTA Phillip Island Trophy
- ATP Murray River Open
- ATP Great Ocean Road Open
- WTA Grampians Trophy (for players in hard quarantine)
One other tournament will be played in Adelaide during the second week of the first major, and will go by the name of Adelaide International which is held each year.
2021 ATP & WTA Melbourne Schedule and Dates
Four of the these tournaments will be played in the lead-up to the Australian Open as a way to get the players properly warmed up for the year’s first Grand Slam. These tournaments, two for ATP and three for WTA respectively, will replace the other tune-ups held in Adelaide, Brisbane and Auckland before the start of the Australian Open.
Both the ATP Melbourne competitions, ATP Murray River Open and ATP Great Ocean Road Open, begin on January 31 while the women’s tournaments, WTA Gipplsland Trophy and WTA Yarra Valley Classic start on February 1 with the finals for all four draws to be held on February 6.
There will be a fifth tournament for the WTA players, by the name of the Grampians Trophy, which would be contested only by those who have been forced into a hard quarantine after cases of coronavirus were found on their chartered flights.
There will be another WTA tournament held in Melbourne in the second week of the Australian Open as a part of the WTA 500 series by the name of WTA Phillip Island Trophy. This will be hosted at the same time as the second week of the Australian Open.
This tournament will run in parallel with the ATP Cup.
Player List for the 2021 ATP & WTA Melbourne Open
We will update the list of players for each of the tournaments at the 2021 Melbourne Open here once we have all the information around it.
Since these tournaments will be played as a tune-up for the year’s first major and with not too many other competitions held before this, expect some of the top players to participate in these Melbourne Open tournaments.
Women’s Singles for WTA Gipplsland Trophy in Melbourne
Men’s Singles for ATP Murray River Open in Melbourne
Women’s Singles for WTA Yarra Valley Classic in Melbourne
Men’s Singles for ATP Great Ocean Road Open in Melbourne
Women’s Singles for WTA Grampians Trophy in Melbourne
Women’s Singles for WTA Phillip Island Trophy in Melbourne
What Happened in the 2020 ATP & WTA Melbourne?
While this will be the first edition of ATP and WTA Melbourne, it must be quickly added these tournaments are replacing some of the other tournaments played in the Australian Open series.
In 2020, ATP tennis saw Andrey Rublev win the Adelaide International, while Ugo Humbert was the winner at the Auckland Open.
Karolina Pliskova won the 2020 Brisbane International, Serena Williams clinched the Auckland Open, Ash Barty scooped up the Brisbane International while Elena Rybakina went the distance at the Hobart International.
2021 ATP & WTA Melbourne Open Live Streaming
The 2021 edition of the Melbourne Open can be expected to have a solid presence from the world of women’s tennis with many of the top 10 players in the world expected to take part. If you are looking for various options to be able to watch the Melbourne Open live, here’re a few options.
You can watch (and bet on) the WTA & ATP Melbourne Tennis live streaming with bet365.com. These are the simple steps:
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to you account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the Melbourne Open live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
In order to avail of the live streaming service, this site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours. Remember geo-restrictions might apply.
There is one other bookmaker which offers something similar to the aforementioned live streaming options and that’s Unibet, and you can watch the live streaming of the WTA Abu Dhabi by signing up with Unibet here.
It is not too dissimilar to the method mentioned with bet365 above, with Unibet also offering live tennis streams as one of their options. The conditions remain the same, with the necessity to either deposit a small amount of money into your account or to have had bet 24 hours before the live stream in order to watch it live. Geo-restrictions will also apply so do check the local listings after you sign up.
You can sign up with Unibet here.
The Melbourne Open 2021 can also be expected to be live streamed with TennisTV.com and WTATV.com, which is a subscription-based live streaming service provided by ATP and WTA. Till the 2020 season the cost for the same was $9.99/month for WTA and $14.99/month for ATP matches but you can check on the same here.
Watch 2021 Melbourne Open Live on TV
The TV guide for ATP & WTA Melbourne 2021 will be released once the tournament draws closer.