Konta and Watson to face off in US Open first round

Johanna Konta

For only the third time, British No.1 Johanna Konta and British No.2 Heather Watson will go head-to-head in a top-level match later today (1 September).

Konta will surely be the favourite to win the US Open first-round tie, but Watson will fancy her chances after scooping the pre-lockdown Mexican Open title earlier this year.

”It will be a tough match,“ Konta told the BBC. “Obviously, I knew there would be added interest from home and it makes it more exciting for people at home, which is nice and gets people more into our sport.

“I’m looking forward to it, it will be a tough match for me and she is a very good player who has won a title this year.”

You can watch this “Battle of the Brits” from 5.30pm today via Amazon Prime Video, or keep an eye on the score with our real-time scoresheet.

About Max Figgett

Max is a writer for Tennis Talent and the owner of a pretty decent forehand, if he says so himself.

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