National Bank Open 2021: Victoria Azarenka vs Aryna Sabalenka Preview, Prediction and Livestream

Published 08/13/2021, 6:01 AM EDT


Things are getting heated in Montreal as fans will see Victoria Azarenka take on Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinal at the National Bank Open 2021. It promises to be an exciting encounter as the veteran takes on the young gun. 

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Victoria Azarenka vs Aryna Sabalenka: Preview

Both players, Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka are in top form. They are playing some of the best tennis displayed this week. The former Grand Slam champion Azarenka has beaten some prominent names en route to this stage. 

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On the other hand, Sabalenka knocked a former Grand Slam winner in Sloane Stephens in the previous round match. The youngster has been playing some of her best tennis with consistency. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka reacts during her fourth round match against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Azarenka vs Sabalenka: Prediction

This is one contest in which it seems difficult to pick a winner. However, it is going to be a battle between the experience of one, and the raw hunger of the other. Giving their current form, it seems the match will be going the distance.

The longer the match goes on, the more advantage Sabalenka will have. However, the winner will be decided by who maintains composure during the crunch points. 

Prediction: Aryna Sabalenka to win in three sets. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 05: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts to winning a point during her Women’s Singles third round match against Iga Swiatek of Poland on Day Six of the 2020 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 05, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Azarenka vs Sabalenka: Livestream 

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In the United States of America, the match will be telecast on the Tennis Channel. In the United Kingdom, the match will be shown on Amazon Prime Video. 

In Australia and France, fans can catch all the action on beIN Sports. Meanwhile, TVA Sports, DAZN, and TSN are the spots to watch for fans in Canada. In Central and South America, ESPN will cater to the needs of tennis fans. In China, iQIYI will telecast the match, and fans in Russia can watch the match on Eurosport. 

The tennis world’s wishes will be with both players and all eyes will be on them once they step on the court. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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