Serena Williams bows out in Cincinnati as Emma Raducanu shows no mercy, here are the details of Cincinnati opener match. Have a look.
Emma Raducanu : Cincinnati Open | Serena Williams
Emma Raducanu MBE is a British professional tennis player.
|Country (sports)||Great Britain|
|Born||13 November 2002
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
She reached a career-high ranking of No. 10 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) on 11 July 2022, and is the current British No. 1.
Raducanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title at the US Open champion since Virginia Wade in the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.
At the US Open two months later, Raducanu became the first singles qualifier in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title, beating Leylah Fernandez in the final without dropping a set in the tournament.
Emma Raducanu sent a classy message to Serena Williams after bowling away the all-time great at the Cincinnati Masters.
The teenager went head-to-head with the 23 time Grand Slam champion for the first time in her career, and produced arguably her best performance of 2022 to win 6-4 6-0.
Raducanu, 19, broke serve in the very first game was was dominant thereafter, stepping on the gas in the second set to ‘bagel’ Williams for just the 19th time of her career.
Ironically, the last person to beat the 40-year-old 6-0 in a set was another British player, Johanna Konta, at the San Jose Classic.
The display was a timely won for the US Open champion, who has struggled to replicate the form which led her to a stunning win at Flushing Meadows last September.
And afterwards, she drew parallels between her win and the final in New York, where she overcame fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez.
This was a battle of distant generations with 21 years separating 40-year-old Williams from 19-year-old Raducanu.
But after a career characterised by countless comebacks, Williams’ one-year absence from the tour after last year’s Wimbledon has so far proved too long for her to regain her best form.
Even in the face of all-time greatness and unprecedented longevity that has spanned 27 remarkable years, time is undefeated and it will eventually come for us all.
With every passing day, the end of Serena Williams’ professional tennis career draws alarmingly near and the chances of one final, spectacular result fades.
In what is likely the penultimate tournament of her great career, Williams bowed out of the Western and Southern Open in her opening round match with a grim performance, emphatically losing 6-4, 6-0 to a spotless Emma Raducanu who did not put a foot wrong throughout.
“It feels pretty amazing, to be honest. I can’t believe I just played Serena Williams,” said Raducanu afterwards.
After an unwelcome one-day delay, Williams and Raducanu finally arrived on Tuesday evening with tightly packed crowds lining the grounds and peeking out from the overlooking stadium court to catch a glimpse of the American great before her match. When Williams arrived in the stadium, the audience offered her a standing ovation.