What time does Ash Barty play and how do you watch it?

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World Number 1 Ash Barty is in action tonight on Centre Court at Rod Laver Arena in the first round of the Australian Open. She takes on Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko.

As Number 1 seed, Australian Ash Barty takes on the 120th ranked Ukrainian qualifier in prime time.

With the drama of Novak Djokovic behind us, the focus can go back to tennis and Barty will have the world’s spotlight on her as she commences her Australian Open campaign.

What time is Ash Barty playing tonight?
Barty is the first match on Centre Court tonight with the match scheduled at 7pm local time in Melbourne. That means her match is likely to start at around 7:10pm after introductions and warm-ups.

If you’re in Queensland you’ll need to tune in from 6pm AEST, 6:30pm if you’re in South Australia and 4pm if you’re in Western Australia on AWST.

The best part is that we can guarantee the match will take place (barring any pre-match injuries) with the roof on Centre Court meaning any pesky Melbourne rain won’t stop the action.

How to watch Ash Barty’s match
Channel 9 and Stan Sport own the rights to the Australian Open in Australia.

If you want to watch the match on normal free to air television you’ll need to tune into either Channel 9’s main channel (Channel 90 in metro areas) or 9GEM (channel 92 in metro areas) depending on where you are.

If you’d prefer to watch the match on a live stream you have two options with the free 9Now service or the paid subscription service Stan Sport which is ad-free. You can get a 7-day free trial with Stan Sport before you are charged a monthly minimum depending on which package you want.

The Roar will also have a live blog of the match.

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