SERENA WILLIAMS is currently meeting US Open champion Emma Raducanu in Cincinnati.
The pair are meeting for the very first time in their careers, with both of them at completely different stages.
Serena, 40, is on a farewell tour after announcing she is retiring from tennis.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion is aiming for another run to fame in New York later this month.
A fairytale win at Flushing Meadows would draw her level with Margaret Court on 24 Slam titles.
And her opponent at the Western and Southern Opens knows fairy tales in New York.
Raducanu stunned the world when she won the US Open last year.
The 19-year-old Brit drove from qualifying to winning the title in New York.
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Williams *0-2 Raducanu
Solid by Raducanu to secure the break.
There was a big roar to greet Serena’s first point, but it was her only point of the game.
Good start from the teenager.
Williams 0-1 * Raducanu
Not the start Serena was hoping for.
A flawed beginning and a heartbreak for the 19-year-old Brit.
Here we go
That’s right, Serena Williams will be our starting point.
Sit back and enjoy this.
There were quite a few people on the field for the coin toss, all except Serena it seemed.
A quick photo and off to warm up.
A big ovation for Serena Williams as she is introduced.
Some fans even stand behind the legend.
Raducanu also received a nice ovation. But Serena is clearly the crowd pleaser.
Both women get ready backstage.
Serena looks focused and is doing some final workouts.
Raducanu, on the other hand, is very laid back and even waved at a camera after seeing herself on TV.
We watch live
…on a dish with no water on it. No umbrellas in the crowd…nothing.
It looks like we can get this battle of the generations going in time.
Still no word on the weather, and in this case that’s bad news.
We are 20 minutes from the scheduled start time. I’m starting to think we might be late.
weather the storm
As I said, no rain was forecast for Cincinnati.
The weather in the distance is looking good and it’s not that hard anymore.
Hopefully no delays.
It’s raining out of nowhere in Cincinnati.
The game was stopped on the outdoor courts.
This was not in the forecast and could delay the night’s session.
Almost an hour until Serena and Raducanu will be on the pitch.
It will be midnight for all UK fans tuning in from across the pond to see their bright young star thrive.
Serena Williams collapsed after being knocked out in Toronto last week.
She was beaten by Belinda Bencic in the second round and her emotions got the better of her.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion tearfully said on court: “As I said in the article, I’m terrible at saying goodbye. But goodbye Toronto.
“Of course there were a lot of emotions.
“I love playing here, I’ve always loved playing here.”
It’s going to be an emotional farewell, this one. tissue, anyone?
struggle is real
Serena was just on court 16 warming up for today’s game.
The warm up is a bit generous, she didn’t move well at all.
Worrying scenes in the grandstand square right now.
Coco Gauff has just stopped her game against qualifier Marie Bouskova with an ankle injury.
That’s not good news with the US Open just around the corner.
So far today
The good news is that we should start on time tonight as the day’s session has already concluded.
The bad news is that there have been some shocks and big-name departures.
Naomi Osaka was previously beaten in straight sets by Shuai Zhang, as was Venus Williams by Karolina Pliskova.
However, one who has made it is Nick Kyrgios.
The Wimbledon finalist prevailed in two sets against the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
Better late than never
This game should be played on Monday.
But it came as a surprise to everyone when the schedule was released and Serena didn’t appear on it.
But here we are, 24 hours later getting ready for a night shift showdown.
Hello, everyone! Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Western and Southern Opens.
It’s a big one in Cincinnati tonight.
In just a few hours, 23-time Grand Slam winner and tennis legend Serena Williams will be on the court.
The 40-year-old icon takes on tennis teenage sensation Emma Raducanu.
It is the first career meeting between the 40-year-old and the 19-year-old.
And given that Serena is set to retire, it could well be one and done.
The two stars will be on Stadium Court at 7 p.m. ET.
Stay right there throughout the build.
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