US Open: Serena Williams beats Annette Kontaveit in what could be her last match as a professional

Serena Williams plays her second match at the US Open (USA Today Sports)
Serena Williams plays her second match at the US Open (USA Today Sports)

after you Emotional win in US Open debut, Serena Williams Estonia is facing a big test against Annette Kontaveit, the world number two, who could be in charge of ending his remarkable career. In a high-level game, the first set went to the American 7(7)-6(4).

Serena, who will turn 41 in a matter of weeks, persevered with her serve from the start and reached the first two break points early in the third game, though she was unsuccessful. Inspired by the nearly 24,000 spectators filling the stands of Arthur Ashe’s court, he only achieved it in the ninth game and had a chance to close the opening quarter with his serve.

However, he could not break the resistance of his opponent, who looked ready in time, overcame the inclement weather and leveled the score.

The duel remained balanced until the tie-break, where the six-time US Open winner eventually won 7–4.

last monday, serena, 40, lived A Night of Tribute at Flushing Meadows (New York), the world’s largest court packed with fans and celebrities celebrating the great icon of American tennis.

Dressed in a dark dress adorned with diamonds, the great tennis player responded to the tribute Thrilling win in two sets against 80-year-old Danka Kovinic of the WTA. The Montenegrin, without the title in his record, guest-starred at a party that was not a farewell party as Serena pulled out the paw with which she won 23 Grand Slam crowns.

“The more tournaments I play, the more I feel involved in it. It’s hard to leave knowing that the more you do it, the more you can shine,” he admitted after the triumphant premiere, adding: “But it’s time to evolve into the next thing, there are many more things that I want to do ,

now american tries Received another magical night In front of Kontavit. In this Wednesday’s duel, European anticipated the great environmental pressure that would be against him and Made it clear that she accepted the challenge of being Williams’ ultimate rival. “I really want to (play against Serena). I really wanted him to win his first match because I never played against him. And this is my last chance. Better late than never”, she assured after beating Romanian Jacqueline Cristian (77) in straight sets.

In return, the Estonian, a solid tennis player but with a history of disappointment at Grand Slams, said that She won’t be afraid to face the “best player of all time” The Arthur Ashe track was pushed by the 23,800 fans who packed the track.

“I’m going to fight as much as I can at every point,” Promised 26-year-old tennis player, whose best Grand Slam result is the quarter-finals of the 2020 Australian Open. In seven appearances in New York, Kontaveit did not pass the round of 16 of the US Open, a tournament that Serena had won six times, the first time she introduced herself to the world in 1999 at the age of 19.

“He hits the ball very hard and has excellent touch that allows him to place it where he wants. I have to be ready to take such strong deliveries, especially in the serve.”Recognition Quote.

If she overtakes the Estonian, Williams will have a third-round rival. La Australasana Ajla Tomljanovic (46) or La Rusa Evgenia Rodina, Without a place in the ranking to not compete since January 2019.

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