Maria Sharapova vs Simona Halep: Live Stream, TV Channel, Head to Head for Cincinnati Open

It’s Maria Sharapova vs Simona Halep in the Cincinnati Open quarterfinals on Friday night.

The pair are scheduled to start playing at 7 p.m. EDT.

The match will be broadcast on ESPN 2 in the United States and SportsNet One in Canada.

Sky Sports 3 is broadcasting the tournament in the United Kingdom.

Live streaming will be available through Watch ESPN.

Sharapova of Russia, ranked No. 5 in the tournament and No. 6 in the world, defeated unranked Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the previous round, 6-4, 7-6(2).

Halep of Romania, ranked No. 2 in the tournament and No. 2 in the world, defeated No. 16 Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the previous round, 6-4, 7-5.

Sharapova and Halep have met four times so far–at the Indian Wells and Beijing Open in 2012, and at the Madrid Open and French Open this year. Sharapova won all four matches.

But in a sign of the progression Halep has made, she fought hard at the French Open, with the final coming at 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4.

And the two matches this year have been in finals.

 

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