Defending US Open champion Emma Raducanu faced the legendary figure of Serena Williams in the big names matchup in the first round of the Western and Southern Open.
While the duo were originally set to meet on Monday night, organizers blamed scheduling issues for a switch and they will now face off on Tuesday instead – which angered many fans who bought tickets for the original day to see them play.
Williams is effectively embarking on a “farewell tour” of sorts after announcing her retirement from tennis last week, prompting a surge in ticket sales for the US Open, which begins later this month. Raducanu spoke of her delight at facing the outgoing icon ahead of the clash: “It’s an amazing opportunity to play against what is probably the greatest tennis player of all time. It will probably be my last chance to ever play her.”
Last year, the women’s singles at the Cincinnati Masters was won by the now-retired Ash Barty in straight sets, defeating Jil Teichmann.
Here’s everything you need to know before playing.
When does Raducanu play Williams?
Raducanu meets Serena on Tuesday, August 16 after the last minute postponement. They are the first game on Center Court in the evening session, which starts at 7pm local time, which is 12am on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning in the UK – meaning a late night for Brits wanting to watch the competition.
Where can I watch it?
The Cincinnati Masters will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video, which can be viewed on TV via Chromecast, Apple TV, BT TV, Fire TV, native Amazon apps in digital TVs, and other plug-ins. It can also be streamed via desktop or mobile via the Amazon Prime Video app or desktop website.
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Who else is playing on Tuesday?
American Coco Gauff, Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka, two-time Grand Slam winner Simona Halep and Serena’s older sister Venus Williams are all in action on Tuesday.
The men’s squad includes world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev, Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios, British No. 2 Dan Evans and Carlos Alcaraz.
Odds of winning the Cincinnati Masters Women’s Singles
Iga Swiatek 3/1
Coco Gauff 11/1
Amanda Anisimova 13/1
Elena Rybakina 14/1
Naomi Osaka 14/1
Arina Sabalenka 14/1
Ons Jabeur 14/1
Emma Raducanu 33/1
Serena Williams 40/1
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