Defending champion Bianca Andreescu will face American Alison Riske at Indian Wells 2021 second round. The Canadian is looking to win her fourth WTA title. Here, check out the preview, head-to-head, predictions, odds and how to watch this tennis match in the US.
Andreescu, 21, won Indian Wells two years ago, when she was 18. She became the first wildcard to win the BNP Paribas Open and the youngest since Serena Williams two decades ago. Now, she will try to defend her title after almost two years of battling with injuries.
Meanwhile, Alison Riske will try to give the surprise. She beat qualifier En-Shuo Liang with a double 6-2 in the opening round. Riske, 31, has won two WTA titles in her career so far. Could she be a surprise at Indian Wells?
Alison Riske vs Bianca Andreescu: Match Information
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021.
Time: 11:00 PM
Location: Court 1, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, California.
Alison Riske vs Bianca Andreescu: Time by state in the US
ET: 11:00 PM
CT: 10:00 PM
MT: 9:00 PM
PT: 8:00 PM
Alison Riske vs Bianca Andreescu: Head-to-head and storylines
These two players have never faced each other in the WTA Tour. This will be their first official encounter. If Andreescu wins the tournament, she will be the first woman to defend her title since Martina Navratilova 30 years ago.
How to watch or live stream Alison Riske vs Bianca Andreescuu in the US
The match between Alison Riske and Bianca Andreescu to be played on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Court 1 of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the second round of the BNP Paribas Open will be broadcasted in the United States by ESPN.
Alison Riske vs Bianca Andreescu: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. According to DraftKings, Bianca Andreescu is the clear favorite with odds of -255, while Alison Riske has odds of +205.
*Odds by FanDuel