Serena Williams did not have the greatest of goodbyes to Cincinnati as she was beaten by Raducanu 4-6 0-6 in round one of the Western and Southern Open.
Williams did not play a great match as Ruducanu proved too energetic for the veteran. Emma applied heavy pressure and the veteran crumbled especially in the 2nd set. The bagel was a particularly stark sight as the mentality of Williams certainly doesn’t appreciate it. It was clearly visible after the match with Williams storming off the court refusing an attempt to have her address the crowd.
There was no small ceremony either as it was in Toronto with Williams quickly running off. She didn’t do a press conference either but that’s not so unusual as she didn’t do one either. It’s presumed that she will do one final one in New York where she will retire.