Wimbledon 2021 Women’s Semifinal Including Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka: When and Where to Watch, Schedule, Predictions

Published 07/07/2021, 8:11 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her fourth round match against Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova REUTERS/Toby Melville


World No.1 Ashleigh Barty and World No.4 Aryna Sabalenka lead the semifinal lineup at Wimbledon Championships 2021. They are the top two seeds and they face the challenge of two very capable players. Barty will play against former World No.1 and 2018 Wimbledon champ, Angelique Kerber. Whereas Sabalenka will also face former World No.1 Karolina Pliskova. These matches will be played on the 8th of July at the famous Centre Court.

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Ashleigh Barty vs Angelique Kerber

Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her first-round match against Spain’s Carla Suárez Navarro REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Kerber is on a 10 match win streak as she won the Bad Homburg Open prior to Wimbledon. For the first time in many years, Kerber has played so well at a Grand Slam and would want to make it through to her third Wimbledon final in the last five editions.

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Angelique Kerber celebrates winning her quarterfinal match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Muchova REUTERS/Paul Childs

Ash Barty has looked good since her return from injury. Her Wimbledon journey hasn’t been perfect, but she has held her head above her peers. Major highlights have been her serve, backhand slice, and forehand. She leads the aces department and often troubles her opponent with her slices as well. And her forehand always stays inside the legal markings. Kerber will have to use her crouching backhand a lot during the semifinal. A blockbuster match in the making.

Prediction: Barty to win in three sets.

Aryna Sabalenka vs Karolina Pliskova

Aryna Sabalenka reacts during her fourth round match against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

In the next semifinal, Pliskova takes on Sabalenka. Pliskova had been in a troubling form before Wimbledon. But now she made it through to her first semifinal at the Championships. She has improved her serve and her play at the net has improved. However, Pliskova is yet to face a top 40 player. And Sabalenka is the first seeded player she is facing.

Karolina Pliskova in action during her quarter final match against Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic REUTERS/Paul Childs

After a run of disappointing results at Grand Slams, Sabalenka has finally reached the semifinals that reflect her rankings. Her sheer power and strong serve should prove to be vital against Pliskova. Both players play heavily on the baseline but Sabalenka’s return of serve has been brilliant. Despite Pliskova not dropping a set in the tournament, Sabalenka is a favorite.

Prediction: Sabalenka to win in straight sets.

Where to watch the Wimbledon Championships 2021 semifinals?

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To watch the above women’s semifinal, there are major broadcasters associated with Wimbledon. In the UK it will be available on BBC. For American viewers, ESPN and Tennis Channel will showcase the event. In Canada, Wimbledon is streamed on TSN.

Wimbledon will air on Channel Nine in Australia and Sky in New Zealand. For most of Europe, Eurosport is the place to be for the semifinals. And for the Indian viewers, the Wimbledon semifinals will be available on Star Sports and Hotstar.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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