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.”