Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka face off once again today for the 2021 WTA Madrid Open final. Almost one week after their meeting in Stuttgart, when the Australian claimed the trophy, these two will clash again for a title. Here, take a look at the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The tennis world is eager to see this thrilling final between two outstanding players, who head to the defining match in great form. The current world's No.1 made her way in great fashion as she upset Paula Baldosa in the semifinals, while the Belarusian, who seems to be the challenger, has had a perfect week winning every game in straight sets.
Barty lands to this duel with an impressive winning record under her belt, being unstoppable in clay court. However, the 23-year-old will try to defy her dominance and prove to be a potential Grand Slam contender. The Madrid Open title is up for grabs and these two will deservedly be in the grand final clashing for it. Will Sabalenka shock the current best in the world or is the Australian proving her force once again?
Ashleigh Barty vs Aryna Sabalenka: Match Information
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: 12:30 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Manolo Santana, Madrid
Ashleigh Barty vs Aryna Sabalenka: Time by State in the US
ET: 12:30 PM
CT: 11:30 AM
MT: 10:30 AM
PT: 9:30 AM
Ashleigh Barty vs Aryna Sabalenka: Storylines
Ashleigh Barty heads to a new final after leaving four opponents behind, seeking her fourth title in 2021. The current world's best has been dominant on clay-court, holding a fantastic 16-game winning streak, and she looks as strong as ever to go on to grab a new trophy.
On the other hand, Aryna Sabalenka has been unstoppable this week in Madrid. She reached this stage without losing a single set, which is why she looks like a true contender for the title. Besides, it will be a good opportunity for the Belarusian player to finally defeat the No. 1 of the world in 2021.
The upcoming match will be the third between them this year. These two have faced a few days ago in the WTA Stuttgart 2021 final, in which Barty came from behind to win by 3-6, 6-0, 6-3. Before that, they've met in the Miami Open quarterfinals with the Australian also claiming the victory by 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3.
How to watch or live stream Ashleigh Barty vs Aryna Sabalenka in the US
The WTA Madrid 2021 final to be played between Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka will be broadcast in the US by Tennis Channel.
Ashleigh Barty vs Aryna Sabalenka: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have already made their predictions ahead of this exciting game, and the Australian seems to be favorite. FanDuel has given Ashleigh Barty odds of -124, while Aryna Sabalenka have +106.
* Odds via FanDuel.