US Open 2021 Round 4: Bianca Andreescu v Maria Sakkari Preview, Head-to-Head, Prediction, and Live Stream

Published 09/04/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
Aug 31, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Bianca Andreescu of Canada returns a shot against Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland in a first round match on day two of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports


In one of the round 4 matches of the US Open 2021, fans will witness an epic clash between Bianca Andreescu and Maria Sakkari. Both the players look in superb form and have played some fabulous tennis at the Grand Slam so far.

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Bianca Andreescu v Maria Sakkari: Preview

Former US Open champion, Bianca Andreescu recently defeated Greet Minnen to enter into the pre-quarters of the US Open 2021. She gave absolutely no chance to her opponent and thrashed her in straight sets. Interestingly, she is yet to drop a set at the Grand Slam.

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Bianca Andreescu of Canada serves to Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland in a first round match. Day two of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Similarly, Greece’s Maria Sakkari too has exhibited some quite phenomenal skills on the court. She hasn’t lost a single set at the major either and steamrolled over Petra Kvitova in the third round of the US Open 2021.

While Andreescu has got an incredible serve, she has to find a way to tackle the powerful forehand of Sakkari. The Greek player has a great win percentage when she hits it and sometimes creates enough room to play it even when the ball is very close to her body.

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Bianca Andreescu v Maria Sakkari: Head-to-Head

The two have crossed paths only one time before this meeting. The match took place at the Miami Open 2021 where World No.7 Andreescu emerged as the winner after winning a three-set thriller. As a result, the Canadian leads the head-to-head battle 1-0 as of now.

Bianca Andreescu v Maria Sakkari: Prediction

While Andreescu will begin as the favorite before the match, it will be interesting to see how she manages to avoid unforced errors. Even though she is enjoying some great form, she can face some really tough competition from the Greek player.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 10, 2021 Greece’s Maria Sakkari in action during her semi final match against Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Sakkari has the potential to turn the tables. She has got an amazing forehand which is enough to give her points even in the worst scenarios. However, she needs to gain an early lead in order to give herself any chance during the match.

Final Prediction: Bianca Andreescu to win in three sets

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Andreescu v Sakkari: Live Stream

Fans in the United States can tune into ESPN to watch the live action of the match between Sakkari and Andreescu. Those living in the UK can witness it on Amazon Prime Video while Star Sports Network will be telecasting the match live in India. Additionally, the fans living in India can watch the live streaming of the match on Disney Hotstar Plus.

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