Finals, Final Fours, and Golfing in L.A.
And that's not all!
Welcome back to The 4%!! Here’s what we’re watching this weekend.
UEFA Women’s Champions League
Paris Saint-Germain, fresh from ousting Lyon, face a Barcelona side having a stellar season.
Last Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain ended Lyon’s five-year reign as UEFA Women’s Champions League holders but now face a Barcelona side much advanced from the side that fell at the semi-final stage four years ago to Paris.
Bayern Munich and Chelsea are also facing off in the final four. After overcoming Wolfsburg in their Champions League quarter final, Chelsea will look to do the double over German opposition in the knockout stage as they lock horns with Bayern in the semi-finals.
A first-time UEFA Women’s Champions League final is assured for one of these clubs but it won’t be easy for either team.
To make things even more exciting, three Canadians will be competing in Sunday’s matches! Jordyn Huitema and Ashley Lawrence with Paris Saint-Germain FC and Jessie Flemming with Chelsea FC.
Check out Paris vs. Barcelona on Sunday at 9am ET and Bayern vs. Chelsea on Sunday at 11am ET on this beIN SPORTS XTRA!
The Dutch Masters, Grand Slam of Show Jumping
On Sunday morning, head over to CBC for the Dutch Masters! This event hosts the best riders and equestrians in the world. And every year, these athletes meet up in a bid to ride to victory in the legendary Brabanthallen.
Three women will be competing in this year's event. Kim Emmen from the Netherlands, Luciana Diniz from Portugal and Laura Kraut from the United States.
Check out the 2021 Dutch Masters on Sunday at 10:20am ET on CBC Sports!
LPGA L.A. Open
This week, the LPGA returned to Hollywood for the L.A. Open at Wilshire Country Club.
Minjee Lee is BACK to defend her title after a riveting performance in 2019. Carrying a one-stroke lead heading into the final round that year, Lee finished at -14 overall and earned a four-stroke win over the Republic of Korea’s Sei Young Kim.
I’m also looking out for USA’s Jessica Korda, who is in search of win No. 2 on the year, having claimed the season-opening Tournament of Champions. Korda shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday in the L.A. Open to break the tournament 36-hole scoring record and increase her lead to three strokes.
There’s still a lot of tournament left… who do you think will come out on top?
Check out the 2021 L.A. Open from 6-9pm ET this Friday and Saturday on the Golf Channel!
Porsche Tennis Grande Prix
The 2021 Porsche Grand Prix is a WTA 500 event with a historically strong field.
The event, which is played indoors and on clay is already a rarity. On top of that, it has drawn a very strong field of play headlined by reigning world number one, Ashleigh Barty as well as Simona Halep and many other superstars.
As expected of the world No. 1, Barty started her Porsche Tennis Grand Prix campaign with a comfortable win, sealing her spot in the quarter finals. Barty will take on the No. 6 seed, Karolina Pliskova, in a blockbuster quarter final clash today!
Another exciting quarterfinal matchup is Anett Kontaveit, who defeated the third seed Sofia Kenin, against Aryna Sabalenka who dazzled in dispatching Anna-Lena Friedsam in straight sets in the round of 16.
No. 2 seed Simona Halep will take on Ekaterina Alexandrova. And Petra Kvitova will go head to head against Elina Svitolina.
Women’s Six Nations Rugby Championships, Finals Day
The Women’s Six Nations is set for a thrilling conclusion on Finals Day and the action will dominate our TV screens, with three juicy matchups scheduled. England and France will battle for the title, Italy and Ireland clash over third place and Scotland and Wales face off for fifth on an action-packed afternoon of rugby.
The day begins with Ireland’s trip to Italy in the third -place-play-off and the two sides are coming off contrasting results. Ireland were overwhelmed by France and lost 56-15, while Italy rebounded from their heavy defeat to England in round 2 with a confident victory against Scotland.
The second course is the main event, as England and France battle for the Women’s Six Nations title at 9am ET. England have won their last seven games against Les Bleues and are searching for their third straight Six Nations title, while France are seeking to regain the crown they last won in 2018.
Rounding out the day is Scotland vs. Wales in an all-Celtic battle for fifth place, as both sides bid for their first win of the 2021 Championship.
Check out the Women’s Six Nations Rugby Championships this Saturday on DAZN!
NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament, Finals
Just two teams remain in the 2021-21 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, each one a single-digit, nationally seeded team. The Kentucky Wildcats and the Texas Longhorns will square off for the national championship title on Saturday.
The Wildcats have made history! They are heading to the national championship for the first time in program history. Kentucky took down Washington in four sets, winning the fourth set, 25-17.
Texas is headed to the national championship match after a dominating sweep over the No. 1 team in the country. The Longhorns’ powerful front line proved to be too much for the Badgers and cut their quest for the first national title in program history short.
Check out the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship FINALS on Saturday at 8pm ET on ESPN2 in the U.S. Sorry we can’t find a broadcaster in Canada, but please let us know if you find a * legal * way to watch.
WOMEN’S SPORTS ON TV GUIDE
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That’s all for this weekend…see you next Friday!