Whatever way you look at it, the Serena Williams vs Naomi Osaka US Open women's final is a fantastic story. We've compiled this handy guide for watching the 2018 US Open on TV or by live stream online, no matter where you are in the world – you can even watch it for FREE in some areas.

The 36-year-old mother of one Serena Williams is the undoubted favorite to take her seventh (seventh!) US Open title – a record in the professional Open Era. The irresistible force isn't showing any signs of slowing down and will be hoping her tennis remains the focus of attention rather than her fashion, after the catsuit controversy at Roland Garros earlier this year.

And then there's Naomi Osaka. At only 20, she'll be determined not to be overwhelmed in facing her idol Serena. She's already the first Japanese woman to get to a tennis Grand Slam final – can she win it?

Whatever happens, it's sure to be an exciting crescendo to the tournament so make sure you're tuned into a live stream of the action by following one of the options below. 

Live stream the Williams vs Osaka US Open final from anywhere with a VPN

How to watch Serena Williams in the US Open final stateside

In the US, coverage from Flushing Meadows comes courtesy of ESPN and ESPN 2. The action kicks off at either 4pm ET or 1pm PT. Another option for cable customers is the Tennis Channel, which also has rights to the tournament. 

For live streaming on the move, subscribers should watch via the ESPN app or WatchESPN.com.

How to live stream US Open tennis in the UK:

Amazon Prime has pulled off a sports coverage coup by securing rights in the UK for the 2018 US Open tennis. That means Amazon Prime members can live stream all the action at no additional cost, with the final starting at 9pm BST.

If you want to stream the tennis from your phone or tablet, the Amazon Prime Video app is available for Android via Google Play and Apple devices via the App Store.

Click here to get Amazon Prime now

Amazon Prime membership costs £79 per year or £7.99 per month, which can be cancelled at any time. The subscription will get you access to Amazon's library of TV shows and films as well as unlimited one-day delivery on Amazon orders from the UK.

Not in the UK but still want to watch the tennis on your Prime account. Then you best option is to download and install a VPN and then log in to a UK IP address.

How to live stream US Open tennis for FREE in Australia

There's some downright spectacular news Down Under, as free-to-air broadcaster SBS has picked up the rights to show the semi-finals and final absolutely FREE and in HD (if you can wake up for the 6am start time).

There's also the option of using a VPN if you're away from home and still want to catch that US Open coverage.

The best way to stream the US Open 2018 in Canada

In Canada, it's a similar deal as you've got fairly limited options. The US Open will be covered by TSN and RDS, but again, these are subscription services. 

Using a VPN is the way to go if you want to access an account when you're overseas. 

How to watch Williams vs Osaka in New Zealand

In New Zealand you're going to be able to catch all the action on Sky NZ, although again, this is a paid service. 

If you want to catch it but are out of New Zealand over the fortnight, you can use a VPN to access the tennis coverage. 

Image courtesy of usopen.org