2021 WTA Albany Open Live Stream and TV Options
The first ever edition of the Albany Open can be expected to be played in the capital region from 2021 with tennis returning there for the first time in nearly three decades. Get all the information related to the WTA Albany Open live streaming options and how to watch it live on television as well.
As has been repeated in news reports, it will be the return of this sport to that city, with the Albany Open following the OTB Open which was last played in 1994. It was played for a period of 10 years between 1985 and 1994, with players from both, ATP and WTA participating in the competition. Jacco Eltingh and Judith Weisner were the respective winners when it was last played.
This tournament will be a 32-player singles event (along with 16 doubles teams) and fall under the banner of WTA International competitions. The Albany Open will be played on outdoor hard courts and have a minimum prize money of $275,000.
2021 WTA Albany Open Schedule & Dates
The dates for the 2021 Albany Open haven’t yet been released so far.
The 2020 Albany Open women’s draw was expected to precede the US Open which meant it was to be played from Sunday to Saturday, i.e. August 23 to August 29. The qualifiers, which were to have 24 singles players were to held in the lead-up to the first round matches on August 23.
Player List for the 2021 WTA Albany Open
The player list for the 2021 WTA Albany Open is yet to be released. Not too many of the top players can be expected to participate in the tournament given its close proximity to the US Open but there could be a few top-20 players trying to get back some form and using it as their final tune-up before the final Grand Slam of the year.
What Happened at the 2020 WTA Albany?
The 2020 edition of the tournament, which was expected to be its first, was cancelled because of the pandemic.
This is obviously the first ever edition of the Albany Open but looking back at the OTB Open back in the 80s and 90s, no player won this event more than once in the women’s draw. Some of the noted winners since 1990 included Anke Hubert, Brenda Schultz and Barbara Rittner.
Previous WTA Albany Open Winners
2020: Not Held
Watch the 2021 WTA Albany Open Live Streaming
This might be the first ever edition of the Albany Open in 2021 but there’s always that thrill which is associated with tennis in the US. Expect the same at Albany and you can watch it live using the options mentioned below.
And it is not just the Albany Open that can be live streamed using the options mentioned below. The entire 2020 WTA tennis calendar which includes multiple other tennis competitions including the Grand Slams and other higher-ranked tournaments along with more than 100,000 sports events are live streamed using this method.
All that you need is to open an account with bet365, fund it with a small amount of $10 and watch tennis live streaming including Albany Open live for 2020. Here’s the exact process to watch the Albany Open live streamed on any device.
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to your 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 Albany live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
As mentioned earlier, bet365 requires a pre-funded account and there could be geo-restrictions based on which region you are from.
Other than bet365, there are other bookmakers too which provide similar tennis live streaming services but obviously bet365 is the most comprehensive of the lot. In case you want to try out other options, you could try to watch the Albany Open with Unibet.com as well.
Unibet.com also covers a broad spectrum of sports and tennis events like the Albany Open live. You can follow the event live on their page by creating an account and making a small deposit of $10 or more. Alternately, you must have bet in the last 24 hours of the stream using the same account to access the live streaming link.
Again, the conditions remain the same – register, pre-fund and there is a chance of geo-restrictions.
The third option is to sign up and become a member of WTA TV, which is the official partner of the WTA World Tour. They live stream almost the entire WTA calendar including this tournament in Albany but there is a subscription fee of $9.99/month.
2021 WTA Albany Open Live on TV
The 2021 edition of the Albany Open will be telecast live on television as well but for more information on that will be released closer to the start of the tournament.