The order of play at the midday Australian Open was put under the spotlight by the clash between world number one Iga Switik and Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina.
Swiatek is also a French Open and US Open winner – so the third round match pits the winners of the last three Grand Slams against each other.
Elsewhere, Coco Jove takes on Jelena Ostapenko, while Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on Yannick Sinner in the main event at Rod Laver Arena.
Felix Auger-Aliassime is looking to reach the quarter-finals against talented young Czech Jiri Liska, who beat Cameron Norrey in the previous round.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Order of play – Saturday 21st January
Rod Laver Arena
From 01:30 GMT
Iga Swiatek vs. Elena Rybakina
Hubert Hurkacz vs Sebastian Korda
From 08:00 GMT
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Yannick Sener
Victoria Azarenka vs. Lin Zaha
Margaret Court Arena
From 02:00 GMT
Jelena Ostapenko vs. Coco Gauff
From 04:30 GMT
Jerry Lechka vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime
John Caine Arena
From 03:30 GMT
Yoshihito Nishioka vs. Karen Khachanov
From 06:00 GMT
Jessica Pegula vs. Barbora Krejkova
How to watch the 2023 Australian Open
You can watch the Australian Open live on Eurosport in the UK. The event will be broadcast on Eurosport TV channels, or fans can tune in to it Discover + To stream the tournament, where the Recreation and Sports pass is available £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year.
Sky has also announced that, starting today, Discovery+ will be available at no additional cost to Sky customers, including Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers.
If you’re not already a Sky customer, you can get a Sky Stream box, which comes with Sky TV and a basic Netflix plan. The device is currently discounted on Sky’s Winter Sale (was £26 a month, now £24 a month, sky.com). This is the new Sky device and does not require a satellite dish as it broadcasts Sky live over wifi.
Meanwhile, ESPN owns the rights in the United States.
2023 Australian Open schedule
Sunday, January 22: Men’s Singles – Women’s Singles – Fourth Round
Monday, January 23: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles – Round Four
Tuesday, January 24: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
Wednesday, January 25: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
Thursday, January 26: Women’s Singles – Semi-Finals
Friday, January 27: Men’s Singles – Semi-finals
Saturday, January 28: Women’s Singles Final
Sunday, January 29: Men’s Singles Final
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