The big-name matchup throughout the first spherical of the Western and Southern Open has seen reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu pitched in direction of the legendary decide of Serena Williams.
While the duo have been initially slated to fulfill on Monday night time time, organisers blamed scheduling factors for a switch-around and they’ll now face off on Tuesday as an alternative – annoying a great deal of followers who had bought tickets for the distinctive day to look at them play.
Williams is efficiently embarking on a “farewell tour” of varieties after saying her retirement from tennis remaining week, inflicting a spike in ticket product sales for the US Open, which begins later this month. Raducanu spoke of her happiness at being drawn to face the departing icon ahead of the encounter: “It’s an amazing opportunity to play probably the best tennis player of all time. It’s probably going to be my last opportunity to ever play her.”
Last yr the women’s singles on the Cincinnati Masters was acquired by the now-retired Ash Barty in straight items, defeating Jil Teichmann.
Here’s the whole thing it’s important know ahead of the match.
When is Raducanu vs Williams?
Raducanu will meet Serena on Tuesday 16 August after the last-minute rescheduling. They are the first match on centre courtroom docket throughout the night time session, which begins at 7pm native time, so 12am on Tuesday night time/Wednesday morning throughout the UK – which suggests a late night time time for Brits eager to look at the competitors.
Where can I watch it?
The Cincinnati Masters is being confirmed reside on Amazon Prime Video, which may be watched on TV by Chromecast, Apple TV, BT TV, Fire TV, native Amazon apps in digital television items and totally different plug-ins. It may be streamed by means of desktop or mobile devices by means of the Amazon Prime Video app or desktop site.
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Who else will possible be having fun with on Tuesday?
American Coco Gauff, Japanese well-known particular person Naomi Osaka, two-time Grand Slam winner Simona Halep and Serena’s older sister Venus Williams are all in movement on Tuesday.
In the lads’s singles, the likes of world No 1 Daniil Medvedev, Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios, British No 2 Dan Evans and Carlos Alcaraz are all scheduled to operate.
Odds to win Cincinnati Masters girls’s singles
Iga Swiatek 3/1
Simona Halep 6/1
Coco Gauff 11/1
Amanda Anisimova 13/1
Elena Rybakina 14/1
Naomi Osaka 14/1
Aryna Sabalenka 14/1
Ons Jabeur 14/1
Emma Raducanu 33/1
Serena Williams 40/1