For those wanting to tune in right now and see who’s winning between Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova, the right place to tune in is NBC for the Final, so if you’re used to ESPN coverage, you need to switch gears. For those watching online, you can still catch much of the action at ESPN3.com for a live stream, but the match is already underway since it started at 9am ET/8am CT.
For Sharapova, today’s match allows a name that dominated several years back to become relevant again to the conversations about the top of women’s tennis. It’s a beautiful display of consistency in a world that’s been dominated by the ins and outs of the Williams sisters and the inability of No. 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki to make it happen on the biggest stages in tennis. For Kvitova, it’s about entering that conversation for the first time and establishing herself as the sport’s rising star.
Betting Odds for today’s women’s singles final (from Bodog):
Maria Sharapova – 7/4
Petra Kvitova – 2/5