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Want to watch all the action from Wimbledon, without calling in sick for two weeks? No worries, tennis fans can watch much of the action online, thanks to multiple live streams. Apps for Android and iOS even make the prestigious tournament available on the go.

Caroline Wozniacki

For tennis fans, there’s little that could beat the excitement of Wimbledon. It’s the world’s oldest tennis tournament, a chance to see the world’s best players compete. This year’s Wimbledon tournament started Monday and continues until July 8.

Of course, since it’s taking place in the U.K., chances are that you’re either at the breakfast table or in the office when players like Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova compete. But no worries: There are multiple options to watch the tournament online and on your mobile device.

Wimbledon.com is streaming up to five hours of live programming a day on its website and on Livestream.com/wimbledon starting every day at 7 a.m. ET. The stream will include “key matches, player interviews, press conferences, score updates, “off-court” reports and behind-the-scenes access,” according to a press release sent out this week. It will be HD and come with DVR-like features, meaning that you can pause the action if, you know, you actually have some work to do. Streaming will be available free of charge in the U.S., the U.K. and the Americas, excluding Brazil.

WatchESPN is also offering live streams of Wimbledon, but access is restricted to U.S. viewers whose ISP has a contract to carry ESPN3 — much like the World Cup deal two years ago. That group currently includes Comcast, Cox & AT&T, but not some smaller ISPs. ESPN3 live streams can be accessed on the web or through the iOS WatchESPN app for the iPhone or iPad or the WatchESPN Android app.

Disclosure: GigaOM has a business relationship with Livestream.com for delivering live video content from its events.

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  1. Joe Hunkins Sunday, July 8, 2012

    Your business relationship with Livestream seemed to obscure your reporting. They are NOT streaming the final from the Wimbledon Live” site, which is outrageous nonsense.

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  2. feel exhausted already!! Like I have played this match; combined w/ yesterday’s GREAT TENNIS!!

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