16-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and World no. 2 Victoria Azarenka will battle in the 2013 Western & Southern Open tournament final on Sunday evening 18th August at 20:05 GMT, being played here on outdoor hard courts in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason.
32-year-old Serena Williams has overcome against Chinese top seed Li Na in the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters semi final in two sets with a 7-5, 7-5 score line. Serena is aiming to clinch the first Cincinnati Masters crown before heading to the 2013 US Open tournament from 28th August. American star has been leading women’s singles from the beginning of the season and hopes to end the season at No. 1.
Victoria Azarenka will have to face tough battle against Serbian star Jelena Jankovic in three sets with a 6-4, 2-6, 3-6 in the Cincinnati Masters semi final. Belarus star should work hard to beat top seed Serena Williams in the Cincinnati Masters final.
Both the players are meeting for the 16th time in their tennis career, where Serena Williams are leading with a 13-2 win loss head-to-head record against Azarenka. The pair last meet at the 2013 Rome Masters final and American star won the match in two sets with a 6-1, 6-3 score line. As per the predications’, Serena Williams is having little edge to clinch 2013 Western & Southern Open tournament title, being played here on outdoor hard courts in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason.
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