Serena Williams v Ekaterina Makarova Live
Top seeded American Serena Williams will begin her bid for the US Open on Tuesday evening, to face the Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the first round.
The world no. 1 is now seeking her seventh title at the Flushing Meadows, with the last one coming back in 2014. Even though she has had a rather challenging season so far, she has still retained her lead at the top place. The highlights of her season include the Wimbledon title, along with Rome Masters. She also was the runner-up in French Open. As for Ekaterina Makarova, the world no. 29 has got herself a demanding opener. In the five times they have met on the tour, Serena Williams leads the tally 4-1, and has won their last three meetings in straight sets. The Russian has had a decent season so far, which include a couple of quarterfinal runs at New Haven and Eastbourne. Her best run came in the Miami Masters, where she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarters.
Even though Serena Williams has succumbed to the likes of Angelique Kerber and Elina Svitolina, she is yet to suffer an early defeat in a major event this season. This match is certainly in the favor of the American and she should win this in straight sets.
Tags: Serena Williams, US Open, Ekaterina Makarova, Flushing Meadows
Posted: 30th August 2016
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