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For Serena Williams, Another Warmup Before the Grand Finale

After a postponement because of physical problems, Williams is scheduled to play Emma Raducanu on Tuesday. Her prime target is the U.S. Open, and she will not want to take undue risks.

Serena Williams stretching during a practice session on Monday ahead of the Western and Southern Open.Credit...Aaron Doster/Associated Press

MASON, Ohio — The Serena Williams farewell tour is set to continue Tuesday at the Western and Southern Open.

But for how long?

The matchup — Williams vs. Emma Raducanu of Britain in the opening round — seems particularly well suited to the grand occasion that is Williams’s extended goodbye from professional tennis.