Former World No. 1 Serena Williams will meet the American teen, the 17-year-old Catherine McNally in the second round of the 2019 US Open on Wednesday. The match will take place on August 28 and the timings will be announced soon. Get Serena Williams v Catherine McNally live streaming options with the preview here.
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Serena Williams v Catherine McNally Head to Head
This is the first time the two players are meeting on the WTA Tour.
An Imposing Start for Serena
Starting her run at the Flushing Meadows as the number seed, Serena Williams met Maria Sharapova in the first round. In what was expected to be a blockbuster affair, it turned out largely to be a one-sided match with Williams calling all the shots, literally. In the end, she stormed past the veteran Russian with 6-1, 6-1.
As a six-time US Open champion and a finalist last season, Williams clearly has the experience and form needed to perform here in New York. This entire decade, there have been only two instances where the American didn’t reach the semifinal or go beyond here: the 2010 and 2017 editions. The reason for this: she never participated.
With this kind of strike-rate, it will be difficult for anyone to stop Williams, whether they are experienced or novice. Interestingly, she has made it to the final in her last two tournaments – the Wimbledon and Rogers Cup, losing in the final to Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu.
Against Andreescu, it wasn’t a defeat as much as her retirement from the match due to back problems. For the same reason, she pulled out of the Cincinnati Open too and that is something that her supporters will keep an eye on as she progresses through in New York.
A Big Moment for McNally
McNally, jut 17 years of age, has got herself a big match ahead of her. Starting as a wildcard, she put up a good performance against the veteran Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in the opener, whom she defeated 6-4, 6-1.
It was an excellent performance by the young American, who has worked hard this year to build her form and get some momentum. In the Washington Open recently, she had a breakthrough run when she reached the semifinal after defeating the likes of Su-Wei Hsieh and Christina McHale. Additionally, she also put up a good run in a couple of ITF events.
Williams v McNally Predictions & Tips
While this will be a good match for the fans to watch, there is no doubt that Williams will win this one comfortably. She is light years ahead in terms of experience while McNally is still fresh out of school, slowly finding her groove. This match will prove to be a good learning curve for the young American.
Tip: Under 18.5 games in the match (888Sport)