Main Draw Starts Saturday

Main draw action at the Western & Southern Open kicks off Saturday with a trio of American teenagers on the WTA and a duo of former men’s champions highlighting the schedule. 
 
Cincinnati’s Caty McNally will take on France’s Alize Cornet as part of the opening day Main Draw play. The 18-year-old is making her second Western & Southern Open appearance and is seeking her first win in the tournament. 
 
Sixteen-year-old Coco Gauff will make her Western & Southern Open debut when she faces Maria Sakkari in the 1 p.m. match on Grandstand.
 
The night session Court 17 will conclude with an all-American battle as 18-year-old Amanda Anisimova faces No. 11 seed Alison Riske. 
 
It will not exclusively be a youth movement on Saturday, as Grandstand court will also feature 40-year-old Venus Williams in action as she plays 20-year-old Dayana Yastremska at 5 p.m. 
 
Victoria Azarenka, the 2013 champion, will also take the court on Saturday, facing No. 15 seed Donna Vekic. 
 
Saturday men’s matches include two-time Western & Southern Open champion Andy Murray taking on 22-year-old American Frances Tiafoe during the day on Grandstand while the night will conclude with 2016 Western & Southern Open winner Marin Cilic facing 21-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
 
A trio of younger American men will also be in action on Saturday - 22-year-old Taylor Fritz takes on Lloyd Harris, 22-year-old Reilly Opelka will battle Cameron Norrie and 23-year-old Tommy Paul will play Ricardas Berankis.
 
Tennis Channel will carry the entire day of action beginning at 11 a.m. ESPN will also offer coverage beginning at 1 p.m. before switching to ESPN2 at 5 p.m. 
 

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