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- The 2021 Wimbledon Championships started June 28 and will end July 11.
- You can watch live Wimbledon matches on ESPN and ESPN2; select matches will also stream on ESPN+.
- Sling is the cheapest live TV service with ESPN networks; you can get your first month for $10.
The Wimbledon Championships are back after a one-year break due to the pandemic.
Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2021, kicked off its annual championship on June 28 and will wrap up its finals on July 11. It’s the first Wimbledon tournament since 2019 when the coronavirus forced the 2020 event to be canceled. You can watch matches live on ESPN and ESPN2, and select games will also stream on ESPN+ and ESPN3.
This year’s tournament sees Novak Djokovic hoping to defend his 2019 Wimbledon singles title. As of the second round, however, a number of popular players are already out of the running for the championship.
This includes 2019 women’s single champion Simona Halep who withdrew due to injuries prior to the tournament. Naomi Osaka took the tournament off for personal time, while veteran Rafael Nadal decided to sit out in order to prolong his career. Adrian Mannarino and tennis great Serena Williams exited the first round due to injuries on Centre Court.
Below, we’ve broken down the full schedule for Wimbledon 2021, along with details on where you can watch each round.
2021 Wimbledon Championships schedule
The 2021 Wimbledon Championships began on June 28. The first round ran through June 29, and the second round ran from June 30 to July 1. The third round begins on July 2 and concludes on July 3.
After a one-day break, the tournament will resume July 5 with the round of 16. It will conclude on July 10 with the women’s single final and July 11 with the men’s single final.
Here’s a full schedule for the remaining Wimbledon matches on ESPN and ESPN2:
|July 2||6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|July 2||11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET||ESPN2|
|July 3||8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|July 3||11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET||ESPN2|
|July 3||2 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET||ESPN|
Round of 16
|July 5||6 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET||ESPN2|
|July 5||8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|July 6||8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|July 6||8 a.m. – 4 pm. ET||ESPN2|
|July 7||8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|July 7||8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET||ESPN2|
|July 8||8 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|July 9||8 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET||ESPN|
Women’s single final, men’s doubles final, and women’s doubles final
|July 10||9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET||ESPN|
Men’s single final and mixed doubles final
|July 11||9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
Where to watch the 2021 Wimbledon Championships
Coverage of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships is being broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2. Both channels are available via cable/satellite and various live TV streaming services, including Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Fubo TV, and AT&T TV.
In addition to the ESPN and ESPN2 broadcasts, select matches will also be streamed via the ESPN+ and ESPN3 streaming services. That said, it’s unclear which games those platforms will choose to air throughout the tournament. ESPN+ costs $6 a month or $60 a year. You can also pair it with Disney Plus and Hulu (ad-supported) for $14 a month.
Here’s a full breakdown of live TV streaming services with access to Wimbledon matches on ESPN and ESPN2.
The cheapest way to stream Wimbledon matches on ESPN and ESPN2 is through Sling TV. Sling Orange ($35/month) offers live access to both channels as well as ESPN3. While Sling Blue ($35/month) includes access to other sports on Fox and FS1 channels, it does not have access to ESPN networks.
For a limited time, you can get your first month of Sling Orange for just $10. If you keep you plan after your first month is up, the price will go up to the regular $35 monthly rate.
You can also catch Wimbledon with YouTube TV. The live TV streaming service offers both ESPN and ESPN2 along with other sports channels including FS1, CBS Sports Network, the MLB Network, the NFL Network, and NBA TV. YouTube TV costs $55/month for your first three months, and then $65 a month after.
Hulu + Live TV
For $65 a month, you can get a Hulu + Live TV plan that includes Wimbledon matches via ESPN and ESPN2. The service also features other sports networks like CBS Sports Network and NBC Sports Network, as well as access to Hulu’s on-demand library of shows and movies. You can also bundle the live TV service with Disney Plus and ESPN+ for $73 a month.
Another option to watch Wimbledon is with Fubo TV. The Starter Plan offers around 115 channels, including ESPN and ESPN2, for $65 a month. New subscribers can get a seven-day free trial.
The streaming service’s Elite Plan ($80/month) also includes access to a number of additional sports networks including FS1, NBCSN, NFL Network, BeinSports, CBS Sports Network, and more.
AT&T TV also carries Wimbledon on its live TV streaming service via ESPN and ESPN2. The cheapest plan starts at $70, however, so we don’t recommend this as the best option for people who are primarily looking for an affordable way to watch the tournament.