The end of Serena Williams' glittering tennis career is fast approaching. The 23-time major champion announced her intentions to retire following the U.S. Open in the most recent edition of Vogue, sending shockwaves around the sports world.
Williams' announcement brought a level of intrigue the famous tourney at The Pit hasn't seen in some time. The prospect of seeing Williams' competing on the iconic green-and-blue asphalt is already alluring enough. The prospect of her winning a title in her last major? Well, that would be a sight to see.
In an effort to gear herself up for the tourney, Williams is taking part in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. It's an event she's had some success with in years past, hoisting the tournament trophy back in 2014 and 2015.
With a limited amount of matches left in Williams' legendary career, it should be an enthralling contest.
Here's everything you need to know about Williams' appearance at the Western & Southern Open, including a television schedule, scores and results from Williams' matches in Cincinnati.
How to watch Serena Williams at the Western & Southern Open
- TV channel: Tennis Channel (U.S.) l TSN1 (Canada)
- Live stream: Tennis Channel Plus, fuboTV (U.S.) l TSN.ca/TSN App (Canada)
The Western & Southern Open will be broadcast on the Tennis Channel in the U.S. Canadian viewers can follow along with the action from Cincy on TSN1.
Cord cutters can watch Tuesday's match on Tennis Channel Plus or fuboTV, which offers a free trial. The match will also be offered on TSN.ca or the TSN App in Canada.
When is Serena Williams' next match at the Western & Southern Open?
Williams' faced reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. ET. Williams was eliminated in straight sets.
Match schedule, results from Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati
|Emma Raducanu||Round of 64||Raducanu (6-4, 6-0)|
How many times has Serena Williams won the Western & Southern Open?
Williams has hoisted the Western & Southern Open trophy two times in her career; back in 2014 and 2015.
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 the most among women players in the Open era. Williams picked up her first title in 1999 and most recently won in 2014.
Williams sits just below Margaret Court for most Grand Slam majors won during a career, man or woman. With a victory in this year's US Open, Williams would move into a tie with Court at the top with 24.
Here is how the two legends' careers compare to the other:
|All-time finals W-L||24-5||23-10|