On Monday, August 26, 2019, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will take their storied feud to the spotlight in the much-anticipated 2019 US Open.
The pair had faced off for the first time in 2004. Williams was already a two-time champion, while Sharapova had been on the radar for a while. Williams had crushed the upstart 6-4, 6-3.
A few months later, they had clashed again on the grass of Wimbledon. This time, however, Sharapova came out on top with a 6-1, 6-4 victory.
When Williams and Sharapova square off under the lights at Flushing Meadows on Monday evening, neither woman will be at her peak. Both have seen challenges in their careers, with age not being on their side.
Nevertheless, it promises to be an encounter to remember as it is the latest episode in the wonderful rivalry of two outstanding women.