Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: Emma Raducanu vs Serena Williams LIVE – 6-4, 5-0: Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu is dominating her contest against Serena Williams. Raducanu has won the 1st set by 6-4. Now she is comfortbaly placed in 2nd with DOUBLE BREAK in kitty. Serena is struggling to match Raducanu at this stage: Follow Western & Southern Open LIVE on InsideSport.IN
Cincinnati Masters LIVE: Serena Williams to face reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu in first round at Cincinnati Masters – Follow Williams vs Raducanu LIVE updates
One of the last chances to see Serena Williams play is #CincyTennis
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Serena, who turns 41 next month, revealed last week she is preparing to “evolve away from tennis” and wants to grow her business venture and family. With this revelation, it is expected that after the US Open, the 23-time Grand Slam champion would all it quits. Serena would definitely want to make her farewell US Open tournament a memorable one she missed a year through a hamstring injury, returned to singles action at Wimbledon this year and would love to bow out by equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slams. That is what makes her upcoming contest against Raducanu all the more important as this is the last preparatory tournament ahead of the year-end Grand Slam.
Meanwhile, Emma Raducanu is struggling for form after a breakthrough year last year where she won the US Open title as a qualifier. She faced first round defeats in Sydney International, Abierto de Guadalajara and in Miami Open. She also faced second round defeats in Australian Open and Indian Wells Masters. Her best performance so far is a quarterfinal appearance at Stuttgart Open, where she was defeated by Iga Swiatek.
Her best performance on clay court season is a third round appearance at Madrid Open. She was defeated in the second round at French Open. At her home Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon, she was ousted in the second round. She is entering the Cincinnati Masters after losing in the first round at Canadian Open.
This will be the first and probably the only meeting between the 40-year old Serena Williams and 19-year old Emma Raducanu. The winner will then face Victoria Azarenka or Kaia Kanepi in round two.
Cincinnati Masters Tennis LIVE: Serena Williams to face reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu in first round at Cincinnati Masters – Follow Williams vs Raducanu LIVE updates