23-time Grand Slam winner and arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, Serena Williams, opened her Australian Open 2019 account against her close friend Tatjana Maria on January 14. She achieved an easy straight-set victory against Maria, winning the match 6-0, 6-2 in less than an hour.
She will now take on Canada's Eugenie Bouchard in her 2nd round encounter tomorrow, that is, January 17th, 2019. Bouchard opened her account at the Australian Open this year with a straight-set victory over China's Peng Shuai 6-2, 6-1.
Williams and Bouchard have played against each other twice in the past with Serena coming out on top on both occasions. Bouchard has taken just 1 set off Serena so far.
The Canadian struggled with injuries for a year or so before making a strong return in 2018. She looks rejuvenated and will hope to cause an upset over the 23-time Grand Slam champion.
The match will take place prior to the blockbuster encounter between Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Rod Laver Arena. It is also the first match of the night session.
Here is all you need to know about the match:
Match: Serena Williams (USA) vs Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
Time: 14:00 IST or 19:00 AEDT. The match is scheduled first on Rod Laver Arena in the night session.
Where to Watch Details:
India: Matches will be shown live on TV on Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, Sony Ten 2, and Sony Ten 2 HD. Matches can also be streamed live on SonyLiv.
USA: ESPN2 and Tennis Channel.
Australia: Channel 9 - Wide World of Sports, 9Gem, and 9Now.
Europe: Eurosport TV channel and on the Eurosport Player live streaming service
All matches can also be streamed live on the official Australian Open website.Published 16 Jan 2019, 23:50 IST