Who is in the women’s tennis singles final at Tokyo 2020? Start times and where to watch

All the information you need to know about the gold-medal match in Tokyo

Sarah Rendell
Friday 30 July 2021 16:24
<p>Belinda Bencic secured her spot in the final with a win over Elena Rybakina</p>

Belinda Bencic secured her spot in the final with a win over Elena Rybakina

All eyes will be on the women’s singles tennis final on Saturday as Belinda Bencic lines up against Marketa Vondrousova at Tokyo 2020.

Bencic’s route to the final was hard-fought in a thrilling semi-final against Elena Rybakina as the match went all three sets.

The Swiss star won the first 7-6(2), Kazakhstan’s Rybakina won the second 6-4 and Bencic closed out the match with a 6-3 scoreline in the third.

Meanwhile, the Czech Republic’s Vondrousova demolished Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in straight sets, 6-3 6-1.

The Czech will arguably be favoured heading into the final as she also defeated home medal favourite Naomi Osaka in straight sets in the third round.

Vondrousova said post-match about Osaka: “It’s so much pressure I cannot imagine. I know how it is to be under pressure, it’s tough. She didn’t play a bad match.

“She was fighting the whole match, she was staying calm and she was fighting to the end.”

Here is all you need to know about the match so you don’t miss any action.

When is the match?

The final will take place on Saturday 31 July after the men’s bronze match and the women’s bronze tie, with play starting at 7am.

How can I watch?

The match is likely to be shown on BBC One or the iPlayer but if the broadcaster decides not to show it, all the action can be found on Eurosport.

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