Serena Williams -08- (USA) def [WC] Caty McNally -121- (USA)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor...
17-year-old Wild Card Caty McNally was tremendous tonight. Remember that name. She and Coco Gauff represent the potentially blindingly brilliant future of American tennis.
Unintimidated by the moment, the stadium, or her opponent – Caty stole set-1 from a 6-time US Open Champion; but faded after saving 4 set-points at the tail-end of set-2.
Considering Caty was born 2-years after Serena won her first Major at the 1999 US Open, McNally’s in-match realization that she was playing the Greatest of All Time is easily forgiven.
NEXT: Karolina Muchova -44- (CZE) vs  Serena Williams -08- (USA)
Round-2 Biography |  Serena Williams -08- (USA)
No other player has won more Grand Slam matches than this 9-time US Open Finalist. In 1999, at just 17-years-old, she won her first Grand Slam Singles title right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium. 20-years-later, she owns the Career Grand Slam with 23 Major Singles titles overall – the most of any player (male or female) in the Open Era. Include her doubles success with sister Venus – plus 2 Mixed Doubles titles – and she is a 39-time Grand Slam Champion. The sport’s top-ranked player for an astounding 319-weeks – she owns 72 WTA Singles titles, 4 Olympic Gold Medals, is a Fed Cup Champion; and last month at Wimbledon, contested her 50th career championship match at Major. From Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – Please welcome 6-time US Open Champion, Serena Williams.
▲ R2: def [WC] Caty McNally -121- (USA) 57 63 61
▲ R1: def Maria Sharapova -87- (RUS) 61 61
Round-2 Biography | [WC] Caty McNally -121- (USA)
A Junior Doubles Champion here at the US Open just 1-year-ago, it has been a tremendous year for this 17-year-old American Wild Card. She started the season by capturing her second ITF Pro Circuit Singles title in Midland, qualified for her first WTA Tour-level event at Indian Wells, and made her Grand Slam main draw debut at Wimbledon. Earlier this month, at the US Open Series event in Washington D.C. – she reached her first Tour-level Semifinal, and earned her maiden Doubles Title with fellow 17-year-old American Coco Gauff. Ranked outside the top-400 at the start of the season, she comes into tonight’s match with a career-ranking of World #121. From Cincinnati, Ohio – making her Arthur Ashe Stadium debut – please welcome Caty McNally.
▲ R1: def Timea Bacsinszky -89- (SUI) 64 61 – Caty’s first US Open main draw victory
Head to Head
This was the first meeting between these two players.