Welcome to what may very well be the last match of Serena Williams’ career.
Even with some rust and the distractions of interminable pomp and circumstance, Serena was expected to get past Danka Kovinić in the first round, and she did. Tonight, she’s roughly a 2-1 underdog against second-seeded Estonian Anett Kontaveit.
Oddly enough, they’ve never played each other, a testament to how little Serena has really played over the past couple of years.
Beau will be here shortly, with the match due to start around 7.30pm local time (9.30am AEST/12.30am BST). Meanwhile, here’s a bit of pre-match reading: