The WTA Abu Dhabi, also called the Abu Dhabi Open for women, will be played for the first time in Abu Dhabi from 2021 to kick-start the women’s tennis calendar. And if you want to watch this WTA Abu Dhabi live streaming online or on TV, you can get all the information here.

Looking to watch the 2021 Abu Dhabi Open live streaming online?

*Geo-restrictions apply & pre-funded account needed

We are in early days of trying to understand the what and how of this newly-formed tournament, but the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is still continuing to affect countries around the world, tennis organisers around the world are looking to bring in newer venues.

A few such venues were brought in even in 2020, competitions like the Cologne Open on the men’s tour which was played twice over two weeks.

This tournament in Abu Dhabi is expected to fall in the WTA 500, in what is the newly-formed category of the points system on the women’s tour.

2021 WTA Abu Dhabi Schedule and Dates

The WTA Abu Dhabi is the first tournament of the women’s tennis season and begins on January 5. The qualifiers are expected to be played early in the new year while the final will be held on January 13.

The order of play and daily schedule will be updated below.

Player List for the 2021 WTA Abu Dhabi Open

The list of players for the 2021 WTA Abu Dhabi have been announced. Some of the top players like the Australian Open 2020 winner Sofia Kenin, former world number one Karolina Pliskova and multiple Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza are all participating in this competition.

Here’re some of the top players participating in this year’s Abu Dhabi Open.

Women’s Singles

  • Sofia Kenin
  • Elina Svitolina
  • Karolina Pliskova
  • Aryna Sabalenka
  • Belinda Bencic
  • Garbine Muguruza
  • Elena Rybakina
  • Elise Mertens
  • Marketa Vonrousova
  • Maria Sakkari
  • Anett Kontaveit
  • Jennifer Brady
  • Karolina Muchova
  • Yulia Putintseva
  • Amanda Anisimova
  • Ons Jabeur
  • Donna Vekic
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • Wang Qiang
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  • Zheng Saisai
  • Fiona Ferro

Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka are expected to pair off as the top seeds in the doubles draw at the competition.

What Happened in the 2020 WTA Abu Dhabi?

This is the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Open.

WTA Abu Dhabi Open Previous Winners

2021: TBA

2021 WTA Abu Dhabi Open Live Streaming

The 2021 edition of the WTA Abu Dhabi Open can be expected to have a solid presence from the world of women’s tennis with many of the top 10 players in the world expected to take part. If you are looking for various options to be able to watch the Abu Dhabi Open live, here’re a few options.

You can watch (and bet on) the WTA Abu Dhabi Tennis live streaming with bet365.com. These are the simple steps:

  • Go to www.bet365.com
  • Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to you account)
  • Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
  • Select the WTA Abu Dhabi live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top

In order to avail of the live streaming service, this site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours. Remember geo-restrictions might apply.

There is one other bookmaker which offers something similar to the aforementioned live streaming options and that’s Unibet, and you can watch the live streaming of the WTA Abu Dhabi by signing up with Unibet here.

It is not too dissimilar to the method mentioned with bet365 above, with Unibet also offering live tennis streams as one of their options. The conditions remain the same, with the necessity to either deposit a small amount of money into your account or to have had bet 24 hours before the live stream in order to watch it live. Geo-restrictions will also apply so do check the local listings after you sign up.

You can sign up with Unibet here.

WTA Abu Dhabi 2021 can also be expected to be live streamed with WTATV.com, which is a subscription-based live streaming service provided by WTA. Till the 2020 season the cost for the same was $9.99/month but you can check on the same here.

Watch 2021 Abu Dhabi Open Live on TV

The TV guide for WTA Abu Dhabi 2021 will be released once the tournament draws closer.