In a replay of the 2019 Wimbledon final, The tenth seeded Serena Williams will compete against the second seeded Simona Halep in the second of the quarter-finals of the 2021 Australian Open for women.
Williams is looking to tie her record to 24th Grand Slam women’s singles title, but gets in the way of energetic Halep, who convincingly beat her 6-2, 6-2 in that Wimbledon final to give the American her last chance to win. win. a grand slam title.
Halep enters the match confidently after being convincing 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Iga Swiatek, who had won nine consecutive Grand Slam games. After 10 unforced errors in the first set, the Romanian made only three in the second and four in the third to beat Poland’s number 17 seed.
Serena, meanwhile, has made it to the last eight after beating Aryna Sabalenka, in which she hit 9 aces in the 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 victory over the Belarusian seventh seed.
Historically, Williams dominated the game with Halep after winning nine and losing only two. The 39-year-old will certainly want to take revenge on that latest defeat at Wimbledon in 2019 and should be slightly ahead of the fast tracks at Melbourne Park.
But when Halep is at her best, as she was in that Wimbledon final, she’ll get a shout out, despite having only played six hard court games since the tour resumed, compared to William’s 18 games. “Legend. She’s the best,” Halep said before the match against Williams. “You can only beat Serena if you do your best.”
What time does the match between Williams and Halep start?
The 2021 Australian Open quarter finals between Serena Williams and Simona Halep will be played in Melbourne Park, Melbourne on Tuesday, February 16, with the draw starting at 8 p.m. (AEDT).
USA (ET): 3 hours
USA (PT): Noon (midnight)
UK (GMT): 8 in the morning
Central Europe (CET): 9 o’clock
Where can I watch Williams vs Halep?
In the U.S, the match between Serena Williams and Simona Halep will be broadcast on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and the Tennis Channel. The match can also be streamed on fuboTV, ESPN +, Sling, Hulu + Live TV.
In the UK and Europe, viewers can watch the game on Eurosport. The competition will also be available on the Bet365 app for viewers in the UK, Europe and Australia.