Emma Raducanu to face Serena Williams for first time in career at Western and Southern Open


Britain’s Emma Raducanu will face 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams for the first time in her career on Sunday.

The pair have been drawn together in the first round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Earlier this week, Williams suggested she would soon retire from tennis, saying she will be “evolving away” from the sport after the US Open.

Raducanu is preparing to defend her US Open title later this month.