The end of Serena Williams’ glittering tennis career is drawing near. The 23-time major champion announced her intention to retire after the US Open in the latest issue of Vogue, sending shockwaves through the sporting world.
Williams’ announcement brought a level of intrigue not seen at The Pit’s famed tournament in a while. The prospect of seeing Williams compete on the iconic green and blue tarmac is enticing enough. The prospect of winning a title in their last major? Well that would be a sight.
To prepare for the tournament, Williams competes in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. It’s an event where she’s had some success in recent years, lifting the tournament trophy in 2014 and 2015.
With a limited number of games remaining in William’s legendary career, it should be an exciting contest.
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Here’s everything you need to know about Williams’ appearance at the Western & Southern Open, including a TV schedule, scores and results from Williams’ games in Cincinnati.
Here’s how to watch Serena Williams at the Western & Southern Open
- TV channel: Tennis Channel (USA) l TSN1 (Canada)
- Live broadcast: Tennis Channel Plus, fuboTV (USA) l TSN.ca/TSN App (Canada)
The Western & Southern Open will be broadcast on the Tennis Channel in the United States. Canadian viewers can follow Cincy’s action on TSN1.
Cord cutters can watch Tuesday’s match on Tennis Channel Plus or fuboTV, which offers a free trial. The game is also offered on TSN.ca or the TSN App in Canada.
When is Serena Williams’ next match at the Western & Southern Open?
Williams is scheduled to take on former Wimbledon champion Emma Raducanu on Tuesday, August 16 at 7pm. Should she win, Williams would then face off against the winner of Kaia Kanepi’s match with Victoria Azarenka.
Schedule, results of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati
|Opponent||Round||Date, Time (ET), Result|
|Emma Raducanu||Round of 16 64||Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m|
How many times has Serena Williams won the Western & Southern Open?
Williams has twice lifted the Western & Southern Open trophy in her career; 2014 and 2015 back.
How many times has Serena Williams won the US Open?
Serena Williams is a six-time US Open champion, tying her with Chris Evert for most players in the Open era. Williams won her first title in 1999 and last won in 2014.
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Williams sits directly below Margaret Court on most career Grand Slam majors, male or female. A win at this year’s US Open would see Williams level with Court at 24 at the top.
Here’s how the careers of the two legends compare:
|All-time finals WL||24-5||23-10|