US Open 2021 R4: Simona Halep vs Elina Svitolina Preview, Prediction, & Live Stream

Published 09/04/2021, 11:23 PM EDT
Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Simona Halep of Romania reacts after beating Kristina Kucova of Slovakia (not pictured) on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Tennis fans, are you ready for an ultimate box-office matchup at the US Open 2021 fourth round? If not, get your popcorns out as two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep will take on the ever-consistent Elina Svitolina in the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday.

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Having previously met at the WTA Finals 2019 in Shenzhen, the two will face each other for the tenth time in their career. In their head-to-head, Halep now has the opportunity to level the scores at five wins each.

Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Simona Halep of Romania hits to Kristina Kucova of Slovakia (not pictured) on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

So far in the tournament, the 29-year-old Romanian has been rebuilding her game after returning from a calf injury. Conversely, Svitolina is putting forward her best Grand Slam tennis at the US Open. Not to forget, she picked up the WTA Chicago title the week before coming to New York.

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Moreover, on her way to the fourth round, Halep outclassed Camila Giorgi, Kristina Kucova, and Elena Rybakina. Similarly, the 26-year-old Ukrainian star won against Rebecca Marino, Rebeka Masarova, and Daria Kasatkina.

Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Elina Svitolina of Ukraine celebrates after match point against Daria Kasatkina of Russia (not pictured) on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Simona Halep vs Elina Svitolina: Predictions

Both Halep and Svitolina do not possess a much different style than each other. However, while the Romanian depends highly on her backhand, her opponent prefers the forehand.

Hence, the one whose favorite shot clicks in this battle will be the favorite to win. In addition, the two will need to be consistent throughout the match to reach the quarterfinals.

Considering their performances, Halep still has some rust to remove. Yet, her fighting spirit has rekindled in New York, giving her a slight edge over Svitolina. All in all, only the match on Sunday will prove who is better than the other.

Prediction: Halep def. Svitolina in three sets.

Where to watch Halep vs Svitolina US Open 2021 R4 match

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For local fans, the American sports cable company, ESPN, will broadcast the match. Additionally, the ESPN app will provide a live streaming facility.

Furthermore, Eurosport will telecast the US Open throughout continental Europe in 52 countries. If you are in Japan, you can watch this encounter on the WOWOW channel.

Also, Prime Video will cover in the game the UK and Ireland, Star India in the Indian subcontinent, beIN Sports in the Middle East and North Africa, TSN and RDS in Canada. Find the complete list of International broadcast partners for the US Open 2021 here.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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