The WTA Birmingham, also called the as Nature Valley Classic who are their sponsors, is among the most important WTA tournaments on the road to Wimbledon each year. Find below all the information about this tournament including how to watch the 2021 WTA Birmingham live streaming on your device.
Being a Premier-level event, it will feature some of the strongest and prominent players on the WTA Tour. As a tennis fan, you should definitely follow this event.
2021 WTA Birmingham Schedule & Dates
We are still awaiting the schedule for the WTA events in 2021 including the Birmingham Open.
The women’s section of the 2020 Birmingham Open was to be played from Monday, June 15 with its first round matches and the women’s singles final was to be held on June 21 while the qualifiers will be played a couple of days before the start of the main draw matches.
The tournament got cancelled because of the global pandemic.
Player List for the 2021 Birmingham Open
While it’s quite early for the player list for the 2021 Birmingham Open to be released, it would be good to look at who played in the tournament the last time it was held in 2019.
Naomi Osaka and Ash Barty had led the draw as the top two seeds and can be expected to feature in the tournament yet again this season. Here’s a list of the seeded players who played last season.
Naomi Osaka, Ash Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Aryna Sabalenka, Wang Qiang, Johanna Konta, Julia Goerges.
What Happened at the 2020 WTA Birmingham?
Ash Barty will kick-start the 2021 edition of the tournament as the defending champion, having won the title in 2019 by beating the eighth seeded Julia Goerges in the final in straight sets. The 2020 edition was obviously cancelled because of the illness issues.
None of the other seeded players barring these two, made it to the semifinal with Petra Martic and Barbora Strycova taking the other two places.
Top seeded Naomi Osaka had a tough first round match against Maria Sakkari before getting stunned by Yulia Putintseva in the second, while Britain’s seventh seeded went down to Jelena Ostapenko at the same stage. Also getting knocked out in the second round was Karolina Pliskova, getting beaten by her identical twin Kristyna Pliskova, in what was the first such match at the WTA level.
Previous WTA Birmingham Open Title Winners
2020: Not Held
2019: Ash Barty
2018: Petra Kvitova
2017: Petra Kvitova
2016: Madison Keys
2015: Angelique Kerber
2014: Ana Ivanovic
2013: Daniela Hantuchova
2012: Melanie Oudin
2011: Sabine Lisicki
2010: Li Na
2009: Magdaléna Rybáriková
2021 WTA Birmingham Open Live Streaming Online
One of the easiest ways to watch the Birmingham Open is to sign up with bet365.com, which is one of the largest bookmakers in the world. Joining them is a simple process – simply visit the respective site and sign up. After you have filled in the details, you will be able to create an account.
Once the account is created, you need to make a deposit of $10 or more which you can then use to wager on any event of your choice. The last step is to select the ‘Live Streaming’ tab and find the event you wish to watch live. In this case, it will be WTA Birmingham live stream.
Here is the process you can follow to watch the WTA Birmingham Open live on your device
- Go to Bet365.com here
- Register with Bet365.com (or log in to your account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency).
- You can either let it remain in your account or make a bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the ‘WTA Birmingham 2020’ live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
There is one other similar method to watch the Birmingham Open live streaming for 2021 and that is to sign up with Unibet.
Unibet offers tennis live streams for tournaments from around the world and while there are geo-restrictions and similar conditions that apply to it, you can sign up with them here for free to check whether the Birmingham Open live stream is available in your country.
Another way to live stream the tournament is by subscribing to WTA TV – the official live streaming partner of the WTA Tour.
By signing up for WTA TV, you get to watch all the WTA events live, right on your device, throughout the season. This also includes the prestigious Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 tournaments. Not only this, but the games will be live streamed in high definition with the ability and pause and rewind. Other features include multi-match viewing, exclusive player interviews, English commentary, et cetera.
All of these can be enjoyed at just $9.99 a month.
WTA Birmingham 2021 TV Guide
The TV guide for the tournament will be updated a few days before the tournament begins.