Yes – that’s right – Ash Barty has made it to the women’s finals at Wimbledon so for the first time in 41 years there’ll be an Aussie in the women’s finals! Evonne Goolagong achieved the same landmark 41 years ago! So, go girls! Barty is now the World No. 1 after she won over Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon semi-final. You don’t have to be a diehard sports fan to want to watch this and we’ll tell you how and when you can watch this world-breaking final live.
Barty will be facing Czech tennis queen and World No. 13 Karolína Plíšková. This is going to make it an amazing match of skill as both players have done well to get to the final. Barty told reporters at Wimbledon she learned a lot when she played at previous Wimbledons and didn’t fare as well: “A lot of the time, your greatest growth comes from your darkest times. That’s why this tournament has been so important to me. I’ve learned so much with all my experiences – the good, bad, everything in between I’ve been able to learn from.”
“Just to be able to keep chipping away, keep putting yourself out there, let yourself be vulnerable, just be yourself, knowing that everything that comes with that is an opportunity to learn. That’s been a massive one for us this fortnight,” she added.
The women’s final will be played at 2pm in Wimbledon and in Australia, this will be 11pm AEST, 10.30pm ACST and 9pm AWST for those of us in WA.
You can watch the final on Channel Nine or Stan Sport. If you don’t have a Stan Sport subscription, you can get one when you visit here and you can even try out a 7-day free trial just in time to watch the final.
The Wimbledon women’s final will stream on Channel Nine TV or Stan Sport on Saturday night in Australia and 2pm in Wimbledon…
And while we’re talking about tennis, on a sentimental note, take a look here as we farewell tennis legend – Roger Federer – from Wimbledon this year. Federer was knocked out in his quarter-final against Hubert Hurkacz on day nine and this video contains his emotional farewell speech…
Black Widow is now showing in cinemas or streaming on Disney+ for a once-off fee
Black Widow is an action-packed Marvel superhero adventure starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha ‘Black Widow’ Romanoff, who worked for the KGB as a spy from birth until the dissolution of the USSR, eventually becoming an Avenger. The movie takes place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
Here, the Black Widow reconnects with her estranged sister-figure (Florence Pugh) and grapples with her past while being pursued by a deadly new enemy. While a certain amount of suspense is removed by the fact the film takes place before existing MCU movies (therefore, we know Natasha will survive), there’s still tons of physical fighting, explosions, extreme moments of peril, shoot-outs and stabbings.
Thankfully, our Black Widow at least gives us a woman who’s living for herself, by her own means – and ultimately she’s independent from men. The movie has a long running time of two hours and 15 minutes and is rated M in Australia.
Black Widow is now showing in cinemas or you can watch it on Disney+ for a once-off fee of $34.99. It will be available for all Disney+ subscribers from 6th October…
The first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming docu-series on tennis star, Naomi Osaka, has landed
If you haven’t had enough tennis by watching Wimbledon over the past week, this Netflix docu-series about Naomi Osaka will give you a peek into the life of one of the world’s biggest sports stars, and her journey to the international spotlight. Our first look at the three-part series – simply titled Naomi Osaka – has the 23-year-old talking about her identity in and out of the tennis world, becoming an overnight sport sensation and the pressures that come with that, and how her family history fuels her determination to do better, be faster, and play harder.
“No one really knows all the sacrifices that you make, just to be good,” Naomi says at the start of the trailer. “Before I won the US Open, so many people told my dad that I would never be anything.”
Naomi’s struggles with being in the sporting world’s spotlight and managing her own mental health is something this new Netflix series will be covering as well. “I think the amount of attention that I get is kind of ridiculous,” she says in the trailer. “Nobody prepares you for that.”
Naomi’s firsthand experiences with the celebrity side of professional sport in this series is especially poignant after Naomi withdrew from the French Open this year following issues with facing the media. She then chose to miss Wimbledon and to take some personal time. She’s since confirmed she’ll be competing for Japan at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo which are planned to start on July 23rd.
The limited series Naomi Osaka is set to hit Netflix next Friday on July 16, and you can set yourself a reminder on the streaming service if you like.
The Brand-new Gossip Girl premieres on Binge this week
The much-anticipated new series Gossip Girl, has just premiered on Binge this week so it’s streaming now with new weekly episodes each Thursday night at 5pm. Developed by showrunner, Joshua Safran, who was a writer and executive producer on the original series, this extension of the pop culture classic takes us back to the Upper East Side finding a new generation of New York private school teens being introduced to social surveillance, nine years after the original blogger’s website went dark.
The series is based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and the original show, developed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, which ran from 2007-2012. Gossip Girl explores just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years. The new series stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak and Savannah Lee Smith. Kristen Bell returns as the voice of anonymous blogger, Gossip Girl, narrating the lives of a new group of teenagers chasing influence and status through a loyal social following.
Watch the Air Fryer Guy on YouTube
You can now watch the Aussie social media sensation and king of air frying – Air Fryer Guy – on YouTube and he’s also teamed up with Westinghouse so you can catch up with his latest recipes with his air frying series, How I AirFry – revealing his favourite air fried dishes (with his signature accompanying jingles, of course) and his secrets to help you become an expert in the kitchen too.
He’s a sensation on TikTok as well, and reveals the dishes he has on high rotation – from lasagna pockets to deconstructed s’mores, Air Fryer Guy shares his favourite new recipes and his non-negotiables when it comes to air frying. Whether it’s the crispiest veggie chips, perfectly flaky pastry or ultimate ham and cheese sliders, Jake says the air fryer should be a staple in everyone’s kitchen.
“It’s one of those things that once you try it, you just need it,” says Jake, the Airfryer Guy. Some of Westinghouse’s ovens now come with built-in AirFry so they’re here to make life easier, and healthier, without the need for a benchtop appliance. Now you can have perfectly cooked meals without the added oil or time-consuming recipe steps.
To help you become an air frying afficionado, Air Fryer Guy has revealed his secrets to mastering the art:
• Choose versatile ingredients: as for the easiest and most versatile ingredient to cook in an air fryer, puff pastry is my pick. You can wrap basically anything in a piece of puff pastry, and it will come out golden and crispy. My Chicken Pesto Lasagne Pockets are a prime example, based lightly off a traditional lasagne, wrapped in some puff pastry and air fried – absolutely delicious. For a sweeter treat, my Caramel Deconstructed S’mores are the ultimate indulgence. A Caramello Koala and biscuit crumb wrapped in puff pastry, air fried with marshmallows on top – just imagine the ooziness.
• Apply the ‘trial and error’ rule: It can be so easy to get overwhelmed with a new appliance, but the best thing to do is use trial and error. I think a common mistake is overthinking the cooking time, but you will get the hang of it very quickly as air fryers are super easy to use. Just don’t try to air fry anything that is in batter! It just won’t work.
• Nail the crowd-pleasers: If there’s one crowd-pleaser I keep going back to again and again, it’s One Tray Ham & Cheese Sliders. My twist is adding a garlic and herb butter on top of the rolls during the air frying process, creating a crisp top and also slotting in some hidden veggies like tomato and baby spinach. This recipe is basically garlic bread on steroids – watching the cheese stretch out when pulling them apart is something else!
• Get experimental: air frying is the perfect excuse to whip up some wild food hybrids. Lasagne wrapped in pastry. Carrots crumbed using a spicy mayonnaise sauce. The crazier the better! My Spicy Panko Crumbed Carrots are great for when you want to use up come forgotten carrots because they taste less like carrots and more like chicken wings. Crunchy, spicy and delicious!
• Preheat your AirFry oven: another tip is to preheat your air fryer for 2-3 minutes. While this seems pretty basic and isn’t absolutely essential, it’ll take your air frying to the next level, especially when cooking crumbed food. A 2-3 minute preheat means the base of the air fryer basket will start cooking the bottom of the food straight away which gives you a crispier edge all round.
• Invest in a game-changing air fryer: when you’re using an air fryer as frequently as I am, you want it to be the best of the best. I love Westinghouse’s oven with built-in AirFry as it’s much bigger than a regular bench top air fryer, so you can cook bigger portions for the family, while not taking up precious bench top space. I can easily put the AirFry tray straight from the oven into the dishwasher (a big time saver) and best of all, I can see the food whilst it’s cooking, so no need to physically open the tray to check on your food.
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