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Serena Williams draws Emma Raducanu in the primary round of the upcoming Cincinnati Masters

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BREAKING NEWS: Serena Williams is given a blockbuster draw against US Open champion and British teen sensation Emma Raducanu in first round of Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati… as 23-time Grand Slam champion edges ever closer to retirement

  • This comes a couple of days after Serena announced her impending retirement
  • She faces off against the reigning US Open champion Raducanu
  • That is Williams’ last non-major tennis tournament of her competitive profession 

Serena Williams won’t have a simple time in her last non-major tennis event of her competitive profession.

The 23-time major winner has drawn defending US Open-champion Emma Raducanu within the Cincinnati Masters starting this weekend. 

This comes just days after Williams said she would retire following this yr’s US Open.

The winner of that first-round matchup faces either twentieth ranked Victoria Azarenka or thirty first ranked Kaia Kanepi. 

Serena was honored by the gang in Toronto after being knocked out of the Canadian Open

Williams plays her last non-major tennis tournament

Williams plays her last non-major tennis tournament 

Williams announced her retirement shortly before starting the Canadian Open, where she lost within the Second Round to twelfth ranked Swiss player Belinda Bencic. 

While this tournament poses this blockbuster draw, eyes on this planet of tennis will probably be drawn toward the tip of the month when the most effective on this planet flock to Queens. 

This upcoming US Open will mark 23 years since she won for the primary time at Flushing Meadows.

Serena won the 1999 edition of the Open at just 17-years old, the primary major in what would go on to be an extended and storied profession.

During that point, she won a record 23 major championships, essentially the most of anyone within the open era and the second most across all eras behind Margaret Court.

Her dominance on the courts in Queens puts her tied with Chris Evert for essentially the most titles within the open era.

Probably the most recent major final Serena reached was the 2019 US Open, where she fell to Canadian Bianca Andreescu.

Tickets to opening day of the Open have been in high demand, regardless that nobody knows when Serena’s first match will probably be yet.

While Williams will probably be a favourite to win that match, fans is likely to be more wary of buying second round tickets given her recent record.

Serena has only been eliminated on the US Open before the quarterfinals 3 times.

Nevertheless, she fell in the primary round of her last two major appearances – each at Wimbledon.

Williams surprised the sports world Tuesday, announcing her retirement from tennis to deal with her other business interests and growing her family.

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