What a send off @serenawilliams | #CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/jxHYIk5J06— wta (@WTA) August 17, 2022
The 23-time Grand Slam winner and former first-ranked Serena Williams lost to Emma Raducanu in the first round of the tournament in Cincinnati. The British player won 6-4, 6-0. The match lasted one hour and five minutes.
The 40-year-old American said she would quit her career after the US Open.
The prize fund of the tournament in Cincinnati (WTA Western & Southern Open) is $2.5 million.
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