Serena Williams continues her farewell US Open outing with a show-down against Anett Kontaveit in the Second Round on Wednesday….
Serena Williams continues her farewell US Open outing with a show-down against Anett Kontaveit in the Second Round on Wednesday.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion announced her intention to retire from tennis following the US Open and is set for an emotional farewell in New York.
Serena has won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other player in the Open Era and is one adrift of Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24.
She turned professional aged just 14 in 1995 and won her first major singles title at the 1999 US Open, going on to dominate the women’s game in the proceeding years.
Williams has since secured a total of six singles titles at Flushing Meadows, as well as four runner-up finishes and four Semi-Final runs.
Having missed out on this year’s Australian Open and French Open before suffering a First Round exit at Wimbledon, Williams registered her first singles win in 14 months by defeating Spain’s Nuria Parrizas Diaz at the Canadian Open before losing out to Belinda Bencic in straight sets.
The 40-year-old was then comfortably beaten by reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu in the opening round in Cincinnati but bounced back with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Danka Kovinić in front of a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd on Monday.
Now aiming to spoil the party and end Serena’s hopes of a fairy-tale finish in home territory is number two seed Kontaveit – title winner in St. Petersburg and runner-up in Qatar and Hamburg this season.
The Estonian swept aside Romania’s Jaqueline Cristian 6-3, 6-0 in her opener and has reached at least the Third Round stage in each of her last three visits to Flushing Meadows.
Either Ajla Tomljanović or Evgeniya Rodina will await the winner in the Third Round later in the week.
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