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Dates, draws, Williams vs. Raducane, how to watch and more

The world’s best tennis players are preparing for the US Open by competing in several warm-up tournaments.

This includes the Cincinnati Masters, also known as the Western & Southern Open, the seventh WTA 1000 event of the season.

With 900 ranking points and a first place prize of $412,000 (£341,000), the tournament attracted some of the biggest names in women’s tennis.

GiveMeSport Female We cover everything you need to know about the Cincinnati Masters, including schedules, draws, and how to watch.

When is the Cincinnati Masters?

With the qualifying stages completed at the Cincinnati Masters, main draw play begins today.

The singles finals will take place on Sunday, August 21 at 2:00 PM EDT.

Where is the Cincinnati Masters located?

The Cincinnati Masters will be held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.

The ground has four permanent tennis stadiums, making it the only venue other than the four Grand Slam venues with two or more permanent stadiums.

The tournament will be played on hard courts.

Who’s Playing at the Cincinnati Masters?

World No. 1 and top seed Iga Siwiantek is a Cincinnati Masters qualifier, as are world No. 2 and No. 3 Annette Kontaveit and Maria Sakkari.

Emma Raducanu continues to prepare for her US Open title defense in the tournament, while home favorites Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff look to continue their impressive run this season.

Tennis player Iga Świątek

The Williams sisters are also set to compete, and Serena has been on a farewell tour after announcing she was “getting away from tennis” after the US Open.

Other notable names include Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Wimbledon champion Jelena Ryvakina.

Ashleigh Barty will not defend her title after announcing her retirement from tennis earlier this year.

Tennis star Serena Williams

Cincinnati Masters Draw

Check out the full Cincinnati Masters draw here.

When is Serena Williams vs Emma Radukhanu?

Emma Radukhanu vs Serena Williams is the hottest draw in the opening round. Reigning US Open champion to 23-time Grand Slam winner.

Fans were outraged after the blockbuster clash was rescheduled from Monday to Tuesday “due to a number of scheduling-related factors.”

The exact time of the fixture has not yet been announced.

How to watch the Cincinnati Masters

UK viewers can watch the Cincinnati Masters amazon prime video.

Emma Raducanu

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