World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka and reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina will battle it out in the final of the 2023 BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.
Following a first-round bye, Sabalenka eased past Evgeniya Rodina in the second round. She then received a walkover from Lesia Tsurenko to advance to the fourth round. The Belarusian next faced Barbora Krejcikova, the only player to hand her a defeat this year.
Sabalenka avenged her loss to the Czech by defeating her in three sets this time around. She then knocked out Coco Gauff in the quarterfinals, while brushing aside Maria Sakkari in the semifinals. The 24-year-old has now reached her third final of the season in four tournaments.
Following a first-round bye, Rybakina scored straight-sets wins over Sofia Kenin, Paula Badosa and Varvara Gracheva to make the last eight. She defeated Karolina Muchova in the quarterfinals and got the better of World No. 1 Iga Swiatek in the next round to reach the summit clash.
Sabalenka has a perfect winning record against Rybakina, with her most recent victory coming in the final of the Australian Open a couple of months ago. All of their matches have been closely contested, with each of them going to three sets so far.
With two of the tour's most in-form players set to clash, the match is expected to be a high-quality affair. On that note, here are all the details regarding their upcoming contest:
Aryna Sabalenka vs Elena Rybakina match schedule
Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina's title-round bout will kick off the day's proceedings on Sunday, March 19.
Date: March 19, 2023 (US, Canada & Europe), March 20, 2023 (India & Australia).
Time: 1 pm local time, 4 pm ET, 9 pm CET and 1:30 am IST.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Elena Rybakina streaming details
Viewers from the following countries can watch the match live on these respective channels and sites:
Tennis Channel/ TC Plus - USA
Amazon Prime Video - UK, Ireland
beIn SPORTS - Australia, France
beIn Digiturk - Turkey
Belarus TV - Belarus
Canal+ - Poland
DAZN - Spain, Canada, Japan
DigiSport - Hungary, Romania
MTV3 - Finland
Novasports - Greece, Cyprus
NowTV - Hong Kong
O2 - Czech Republic
Setanta Sports - Kazakhstan
Spark - New Zealand
Starhub - Singapore
Supertennis - Italy
Tennis Channel - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands
TSN - Canada (English Language)
TVA - Canada (French Language)
TVE, TV3 - Spain
TV2 - Denmark
TV4 - Finland, Norway, Sweden
Truevisions - Thailand
Additionally, live streaming is also available on WTA TV.
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