How to watch Emma Raducanu in action at Wimbledon 2021

The 18-year-old rising star is playing in the Wimbledon quarter-finals—and you won’t want to miss it

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates match point during her Ladies' Singles third Round match against Sorana Cirstea of Romania during Day Six of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021
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Wimbledon 2021 has already given us some iconic moments, from the standing ovation for NHS heroes, to Phoebe Dyvenor and Pete Davidson going public and now to this, the ultimate underdog story. Emma Raducanu is the break-out star of Wimbledon 2021, she is the last British player standing in the Singles, and at just 18-years-old she’s causing quite a stir.

Entering on a wild card, Emma has had a dream tournament so far. After competing in her first WTA tournament just one month ago, no one could have imagined she’d be squaring up for her fourth match at The Championships.

Ranked 338th, in just her second match Emma beat Marketa Vondrousova, in straight sets, and in the third round, she beat World No. 45,  Sorana Cirstea. Her next test on July 5 will be against Ajla Tomljanovic, 28, from Australia who's ranked No.75.

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates match point during her Ladies' Singles third Round match against Sorana Cirstea of Romania during Day Six of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 03, 2021 in London, England

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When's Emma Raducanu’s next match at Wimbledon 2021?

Emma’s next match, which is against Australia's Ajla Tomlijanovic, takes place Monday, July 5. 

As it's the third match of the day, Radio Times reports the game should start around 4:30 pm BST (11:30 am ET). The actual start time will depend on how long the two previous matches take. Take note, Wimbledon matches have a habit of running long...

How to watch Emma Raducanu’s match, for free, if you're in the UK

In the UK, the BBC is broadcasting matches live on BBC One and BBC Two. BBC iPlayer is also streaming key matches live and has highlights of each day's play. Remember you'll need a TV license to watch the BBC in the UK.

If you’re currently outside the UK (perhaps you've finally managed to get away for a long-overdue vacation) you can use an online service like ExpressVPN to connect to BBC iPlayer and keep up with all the sporting action. VPNs allow you to change your IP address so you can browse anonymously and watch your favorite TV from wherever you are in the world.  

Just make sure you have registered for an iPlayer account and stay off social media to avoid spoilers!

How to watch Emma Raducanu’s match if you're in the US or Canada

If you're in the US, ESPN is the home of Wimbledon. ESPN channels will be showing the tournament in full with online access via ESPNplayer. ESPN has a monthly pass for just $9.99, which comes with a free 7-day trial for new subscribers.

In Canada, TSN is streaming daily Wimbledon coverage and is highlighting matches that feature Canadians and Americans. TSN has several subscription packages with a TSN Direct day pass starting at just $7.99.

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates during her match against Sorana Cirstea of Romania in the third round of the ladies singles during Day Six of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021

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This year the 18-year-old, who's just out of high school, has been juggling A-levels along with her tennis practice. She's now eagerly awaiting her exam results. If her performance in Wimbledon is anything to go by—we think her grades will be just as impressive!

Talking to Vogue, Emma—who's been playing tennis since she was five—joked that her parents asked: “Aren't you packing too many sets of match kit?” Now, of course, after making it further through the tournament than she anticipated, she's run out of clothes. She joked: “I think I’m going to have to do some laundry tonight.”

Most importantly, Emma seems to be enjoying the whole experience, telling the BBC that she's "having a blast" and is excited "to get out there, start competing, and showing what she can do". We're looking forward to our court-side seat! 

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.