Published On: Thu, Aug 29th, 2019

Serena Williams vs Caty McNally LIVE updates: Six-time US Open champ forces final set | Tennis | Sport


SERENA WILLIAMS VS CATY MCNALLY LIVE

THIRD SET (*denotes server)

*WILLIAMS 5-7 6-3 4-0 MCNALLY

Williams holds to love.

WILLIAMS 5-7 6-3 3-0 MCNALLY*

McNally nets a forehand, 15-40. The teenager has lost her way a little bit. And she double faults to go a double break down.

*WILLIAMS 5-7 6-3 2-0 MCNALLY

Eight straight points for Williams as she consolidates the break.

WILLIAMS 5-7 6-3 1-0 MCNALLY*

McNally nets a volley, three break points for Williams. And the six-time champ makes a flying start to the set when she forces the error from McNally with a big return.

SECOND SET

*WILLIAMS 5-7 6-3 MCNALLY

Williams ace, 30-15. And another 40-30. A fifth set point for Williams. And she gets the job done and takes this match to the distance with a volley winner.

Excellent tennis from both players.

WILLIAMS 5-7 5-3 MCNALLY* 

Williams forehand winner, 30-30. McNally nets forehand, set point Williams. McNally ace, deuce. Second set point as McNally’s forehand goes wide.

Excellent forehand from McNally is too much for Williams. Williams putting McNally under the cosh and gets another set point. But Williams nets a forehand.

And the teen hangs on again.

*WILLIAMS 5-7 5-2 MCNALLY

A lovely sliced backhand from McNally, 15-30. 118mph Williams ace, 40-30. But she follows that with a double fault.

Williams holds with a volley winner.

WILLIAMS 5-7 4-2 MCNALLY* 

Back-to-back double faults, two break points for Williams. McNally saves the first with a volley winner. But Williams finally breaks when McNally misjudges a Williams forehand at her feet.

*WILLIAMS 5-7 3-2 MCNALLY

Williams scores with a drive forehand winner, 30-15. Williams then nets a forehand, 30-30. Another Williams forehand flies long, deuce.

But Williams holds and the set remains on serve.

WILLIAMS 5-7 2-2 MCNALLY* 

McNally double faults, 0-30. Back-to-back errors from Williams. Then Williams puts a forehand return long, 40-30.

And the teen holds when Williams’ backhand pass is just wide.

*WILLIAMS 5-7 2-1 MCNALLY

McNally is coping wonderfully with the power coming at her from Williams. But the eighth seed keeps up her lead in the set.

WILLIAMS 5-7 1-1 MCNALLY*

McNally’s attacking game plan is continuing to pressurise Williams and earning her plenty of points. She holds again.

*WILLIAMS 5-7 1-0 MCNALLY

Fast start from Williams as she holds to love.

FIRST SET

WILLIAMS 5-7 MCNALLY*

Magnificent Williams backhand pass, three break back points. Ace down the T from McNally, 30-40. Gutsy drop shot from McNally and Williams nets a backhand, deuce. 

Set point McNally after Williams nets a forehand. And she wins the set when Williams’ return flies wide. Awesome tennis from the 17-year-old. 

*WILLIAMS 5-6 MCNALLY

Williams nets a backhand, 0-30. Two break points for McNally after Williams nets a forehand. And she breaks when Williams fails to deal with a big forehand return.

WILLIAMS 5-5 MCNALLY*

Frustrations growing for Williams after an error with her backhand, 40-30. And another big serve down the T draws the error from Williams.

*WILLIAMS 5-4 MCNALLY

Williams moves to within a game of the first set as McNally goes long with a forehand. Very little between the two players.

WILLIAMS 4-4 MCNALLY*

Great smash winner from McNally, 30-15. Really good stuff from McNally, who is so far maintaining her level.

*WILLIAMS 4-3 MCNALLY

Big reaction from Williams as she holds to 30. McNally is looking to come forward whenever she can and is showing nice hands at the net.

WILLIAMS 3-3 MCNALLY*

Big serving from McNally, who is holding her own despite the occasion.

*WILLIAMS 3-2 MCNALLY

Just the one point lost on serve so far for Williams as the 23-time Grand Slam champion stays in front.

WILLIAMS 2-2 MCNALLY*

McNally is showing a nice all court game so far. McNally double fault, deuce. But she responds with a nice forehand winner up the line and an ace to finish off.

*WILLIAMS 2-1 MCNALLY

McNally is moving around a lot on the baseline to return serve but Williams isn’t distracted as she holds comfortably.

WILLIAMS 1-1 MCNALLY*

Big ovation for McNally as she wins her first points of the match. And she holds on impressively.

*WILLIAMS 1-0 MCNALLY

Ominous opening service game from Williams as she holds to love.

03:01: Williams will serve first in this match.

02:57: Williams and McNally are on the court and have started their warm-up.

02:50: In the first night session match, Novak Djokovic overcame shoulder issues to beat Juan Ignacio Londero in straight sets.

02:40: Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Serena Williams’s second-round clash against Caty McNally at the US Open.



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