Wimbledon Championships 2021 Women’s Finals: Ashleigh Barty vs Karolina Pliskova, Live Stream, When and Where to Watch

Published 07/09/2021, 4:07 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 8, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning the first set during her semi final match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber REUTERS/Paul Childs


The stage is set, and the grass is ready for the Women’s Singles final at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship. In the most anticipated game of the tournament, as World No.1, Ashleigh Barty takes on a former World No. 1, Karolina Pliskova.

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Ashleigh has been dominant throughout the tournament. In spite of a hard fight from Germany’s Angelique Kerber, Barty won the semi-final clash in straight sets. She’s looked agile, energetic, and lethal in attack. She also put up a defensive masterclass, as she got the better of her opponent, reminding everyone why she is ranked No. 1 after all.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 8, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty waves after winning her semi final match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber REUTERS/Paul Childs

Karolina, on the other hand, was no less than her fellow finalist. Against young blood, Aryna Sabalenka, who kept attacking relentlessly, Karolina kept her composure. Losing the first set, she came back from behind, winning the game 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

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What time does the game begin?

The All-important Women’s singles final will take place on the 10th of July. However, the starting time of the match is yet to be decided. The weather so far this week has been pleasant and players will hope it stays like that.

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28-year-old Karolina is expected to have the edge over her younger counterpart. Having already stood on the podium as a World No. 1, she will be aware of the pressure Barty carries. Certainly, she will look to dominate her opponent and double her pressure straight away.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 8, 2021 Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova during her semi final match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Toby Melville

Where to watch the Wimbledon Championship 2021 final?

Fans in the UK can watch the telecast on either BBC One or BBC Two. Eurosport too will provide coverage for the same. European fans can watch the game on Eurosport, beIN Sports, Sky Italia, Sky Deutschland, and many other channels depending on different regions of the continent.

Tennis enthusiasts in the United States of America can tune into Tennis Channel and ESPN. Canadian fans can watch the game on TSN and the French-language channel, TVA Sports.

Fans who want to live stream can do so on bet365. Australian fans can watch the game via Channel 9 and 9Gem,

The Indian audience can tune into the Star India network to watch the big game whereas for China and Japan, fans can watch the action live on CCTV5 and NHK, respectively.

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Final countdown

Ashleigh Barty has risen through the ranks courtesy of a fine display of tennis. In the finals, all eyes will be focused on how she performs against someone who’s held the same position as her. Karolina will look to dethrone Barty of the prestigious No. 1 position she holds and put everything on the line in doing so.

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Both the players are coming on the back of two emphatic victories. They’ve fought hard and well to be here, but sadly, only one can make it out on top. In the battle of the best, it will be enthralling to see which of the two etches her name in the history books of the game, Ashleigh Barty or Karolina Pliskova? The countdown begins.

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