Figuring out how to watch WTA tennis live in 2022 can get a bit confusing, so we’re here to help. NBC still holds broadcast rights for the French Open, which it shares with Tennis Channel, while ESPN will air this season’s two remaining majors and the WTA Finals. The rest of the WTA Tour is mostly broadcast exclusively on Tennis Channel.
But before we explore how to stream the 2022 WTA Tour live, you can see what’s airing on Tennis Channel with our Flixed TV Guide for Tennis Channel. Just enter your time zone to see a list of everything airing up to a week in advance.
How to Watch the 2022 WTA Tour Live for Free
Tennis is a year-round sport, meaning you’ll need a paid subscription at some point. But by timing your free trials strategically, you can probably watch an entire tournament for free. Three streaming services carry Tennis Channel:
- Sling TV’s free trial is 3 days
- fuboTV’s free trial is 7 days
- DirecTV Stream offers a full refund if canceled within 14 days
It is important to note that the free trials require you to enter your credit card information. If you decide not to sign up for the service, you’ll need to cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, or you’ll be charged in full.
Sling TV Pricing Plans and Channels
The cheapest way to watch the WTA Tour live is with Sling TV. Sling Orange and Sling Blue both cost $35/month, or you can combine them and get Sling Orange & Blue for $50/month. Orange comes with 32 channels, Blue with 42 channels, and Orange & Blue includes all 50 channels available. They differ in which sports channels are included:
- Sling Orange: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Stadium, TNT
- Sling Blue: FS1, NBC*, NFL Network, Stadium, TNT
- Sling Orange & Blue: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, FS1, NBC*, NFL Network, Stadium, TNT
(*NBC is only available in select markets.)
What’s missing from the above is Tennis Channel, which means you’ll need the Sports Extras add-on. With it, you’ll get Tennis Channel, as well as NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network, among others. Sports Extras costs $11/month with Sling Orange and Sling Blue, and $15/month with Sling Orange & Blue.
If you’re in a market with NBC, and want to watch every match in the French Open, Orange & Blue might seem like your best option, as it gives you both NBC and ESPN. But as you can change your plan at any time, you could subscribe to Blue until the French Open is over, then switch to Orange for the other majors and the ATP finals.
Sling TV DVR Storage
50 hours of DVR storage comes standard with every Sling TV plan, which comes in handy for those matches halfway around the world. You can even skip the commercials. Your recordings don’t expire, so they’ll be there until you delete them or cancel your account. But if 50 hours don’t seem like enough, you can upgrade to DVR PLUS for $5/month and save up to 200 hours of content.
Sling TV Simultaneous Streams
Sling Orange allows streaming on 1 device, while Blue lets you stream on 3 devices at the same time. Orange & Blue allows 1 to 3 streams, depending on whether the channel is exclusively Orange or Blue.
Sling TV Supported Devices
There are many ways to watch Sling TV. You can watch it on all major web browsers, Android and iOS apps, and Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, and Roku devices.
With one of the base plans and Sports Extras, the cheapest you can watch the WTA Tour live with Sling TV is $46/month. Try Sling TV free for 3 days by clicking here.
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FuboTV Pricing Plans and Channels
The next most affordable way to watch the WTA Tour is with FuboTV, and there are two main plans to choose from: Pro and Elite.
For $69.99/month, Pro gives you 110+ channels and 130+ events. The wide selection of sports channels includes CBS Sports Network, ESPN, FS1, and many others. However, you’ll need an add-on to watch Tennis Channel.
For $79.99/month, Elite gets you 165+ channels and 130+ events. It comes with two add-ons, News Plus and fubo Extra, which includes Tennis Channel, NBA TV, and a mix of other channels the whole family can enjoy.
However, as fuboTV offers 3 add-ons that include Tennis Channel, you don’t need the Elite plan.
At $7.99/month, fubo Extra is the cheapest add-on with Tennis Channel. Its 45+ channels offer a variety of channels dedicated to entertainment, news, and sports.
For $9.99/month, Sports Lite gets you 8 sports channels, including Tennis Channel, MLB Network, and NBA TV. But for only a dollar more, at $10.99/month, Sports Plus with NFL RedZone gets you 25+ sports channels.
FuboTV DVR Storage
Both Pro and Elite come with 1,000 hours of DVR storage. Your recordings don’t expire, so they’re yours until you delete them or close your account.
FuboTV Simultaneous Streams
Pro and Elite both allow streaming on up to 10 screens on your home network and 2 more on the go.
FuboTV Supported Devices
You shouldn’t have trouble finding a place to watch fuboTV. You can watch it on web browsers, apps for Android and iOS, as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, and several smart TVs.
The Pro plan with fubo Extra gets you the WTA Tour for $77.98/month. Click here for a one-week free trial to see if fuboTV suits your needs.
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DirecTV Stream Pricing Plans and Channels
The most expensive option on our list for watching WTA tennis live is DirecTV Stream. You can choose from four plans, each of which builds on the tier below it.
Entertainment is $69.99/month for 65+ channels, including ESPN, FS1, and TNT. But this doesn’t include Tennis Channel, and there’s no sports add-on available, so it won’t get you most of the WTA Tour.
Choice is $89.99/month for 90+ channels and includes Tennis Channel HD, NBA TV, and Regional Sports Networks.
Ultimate is $104.99/month for 130+ channels, including Tennis Channel HD, NHL Network, and STARZ ENCORE.
Premier is $149.99/month for 140+ channels, including Tennis Channel HD, HBO, and SHOWTIME.
DirecTV DVR Storage
All DirecTV Stream plans include Unlimited DVR storage, although your recordings expire after 90 days.
DirecTV Stream Simultaneous Streams
You can watch DirecTV Stream on up to 20 screens on your home network, 3 of which can be used on the go.
DirecTV Stream On-Demand Library
Each plan comes with an extensive on-demand library ranging from 40,000 to 65,000 titles.
DirecTV Stream Supported Devices
DirecTV Stream can be viewed on web browsers, Android and iOS apps, as well as Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku, and Samsung Smart TV. There is also a dedicated DIRECTV STREAM Device, which you can get for $5/month per unit.
The cheapest DirecTV option for watching WTA tennis is the Choice plan at $89.99/month. Click here to sign up for DirecTV Stream. If you’re not happy with the service, you can cancel it for a full refund within 14 days.
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8 WTA Tennis Tournaments You Won’t Want to Miss
To help you plan those free trials, here are 8 major tournaments that are sure to be on your calendar.
- Miami Open: March 21 – March 28 (Tennis Channel)
- Madrid Open: April 25 – May 2 (Tennis Channel)
- Italian Open: May 9 – May 15 (Tennis Channel)
- French Open: May 23 – May 30 (Tennis Channel, NBC, Peacock)
- Wimbledon: June 27 – July 4 (ESPN)
- Canadian Open: August 8 – August 14 (ESPN)
- US Open: August 29 – September 5 (ESPN)
- WTA Finals: October 31 – November 6 (ESPN)