The 2021 edition of the WTA St. Petersburg will kick-start on the indoor hardcourts in St. Petersburg in the third week of March. And if you are looking to watch the WTA St. Petersburg live streaming or get the latest TV options for the competition, here’s how you can do it.
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The event is a part of the WTA Premier circuit and is played a few days after the Australian Open on indoor hard courts. Along with the Kremlin Cup, the two events are the sole WTA events which are played in Russia every season.
With 470 points up for grabs, the tournament is attended by some of the well-known players on the tennis circuit. Up until 2015, the tournament was played on ITF Women’s circuit, after which it was upgraded to the Premier status.
2021 WTA St. Petersburg Schedule & Dates
The 2021 edition of the WTA St. Petersburg Open will begin from Monday, March 15 with the qualifying rounds played a couple of days before the tournament main and the women’s singles final to be held on Sunday, March 21, 2020.
Player List for 2021 WTA St. Petersburg Open
The information around the players taking part in the 2021 St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy was released in February.
The list of players for the 2021 WTA St. Petersburg Open consists of Elise Mertens, who starts off as the in-form top seed and she will be joined by Russians Ekaterina Alexandrova and Veronika Kudermetova. Two other Russians comprise of the seeded player list.
Elise Mertens, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Veronika Kudermetova, Fiona Ferro, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Jelena Ostapenko, Kristina Mladenovic.
What Happened at the 2020 WTA St. Petersburg Open?
Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens made it two titles in a row when she overcame the eighth seeded Elena Rybakina in the final of the tournament to win the competition. Bertens was an easy 6-1, 6-3 winner.
This followed Rybakina’s three-set win over Maria Sakkari while Bertens defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova – who had earlier won the Shenzhen Open – in the semifinal. The top seeded Bencic had fallen to Sakkari in the last eight, while Kvitova withdrew from her quarterfinal against Rybakina.
Bertens had won the 2019 title at the WTA St. Petersburg by beating the eighth seeded Croatian Donna Vekic in the final in straight sets. This was after Bertens had sent Aryna Sabalenka out in the semifinals, while Vekic crushed wild-card entrant and surprise entrant Vera Zvonareva to make it to the title-decider.
Victoria Azarenka also had a wild-card for the event and while she won her opener easily, she went down to Petra Kvitova, the top seed, in straight sets in the second round. Vekic then shocked Kvitova in the quarterfinals.
Third seeded Daria Kasatkina also made it to the quarterfinals along with Ekaterina Alexandrova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
In the 2018 edition, Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic had entered the tournament as the defending champion and she made it to the final yet again where she lost to Petra Kvitová in straight sets, going down 6-1, 6-2. No other left-handed women’s player had won a singles title in Russia before Kvitova.
Caroline Wozniacki had gone into the tournament as the Australian Open winner and the top seed. After a first round bye, she crushed Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-1 but didn’t last against Daria Kasatkina in the quarter-final, losing in straight sets in the process.
Second seeded Jelena Ostapenko met with a similar fate as she raced off to a straight-set win against Vera Zvonareva in round two but Kvitova brushed her aside in straight sets.
Previous 10 WTA St. Petersburg Open Title Winners
2020: Kiki Bertens
2019: Kiki Bertens
2018: Petra Kvitova
2017: Kristina Mladenovic
2016: Roberta Vinci
2015: Jelena Ostapenko
2009-2014: Not Held
2008: Magdalena Rybarikova
2007: Not Held
2006: Alberta Brianti
2005: Ekaterina Bychkova
2004: Anastasiya Yakimova
2003: Evgenia Linetskaya
Watch the 2021 WTA St. Petersburg Live Streaming
You can watch (and bet) on the WTA St. Petersburg Open 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 St. Petersburg Open 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.
The good news is there’re other websites like the ones mentioned below that you can use to watch the WTA St. Petersburg Open live streaming too. Remember, however, geo-restrictions will be applicable.
Here’re the other options to watch it live by joining one of the websites mentioned below.
These are popular bookmakers, which offer options to watch and bet on tennis and other sports events from around the world, and you can watch the St. Petersburg Open live streaming using one of them.
The process is simple and really convenient to do. After you’ve made an account with the bookmaker, you need to deposit $10 or more, which you can then use to bet on any match of your choice.
After this deposit, simply select the event you wish to watch live from ‘Live Streaming’ tab and voila!
Do remember though, geo-restrictions will apply to this and you will need to fund your account as mentioned above or should have bet using the same account in the past 24 hours to be able to watch the live streams.
2021 WTA St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy Live on TV
The TV details for the tournament will be released once the tournament draws closer.