UNITED STATES: Serena Williams defeated Danka Kovinic in a 6-3, 6-3 victory in her first US Open match.
“The crowd was crazy,” Williams said. “It really helped pull me through. I was really pumped. I was like, ‘Yes, I got this.”
Serena Williams’ start was a slow one due to some double faults. However, she could fight back and get over her initial nerves to win, 6-3.
Serena Williams developed a better serving rhythm in the second set, and Kovinic completely lost control of the match. Williams continued to gain momentum, winning the set and moving on with a 6-3 victory.
She is currently 99-3 in her US Open career. Serena Williams has sufficient experience on her side, with a semifinal appearance in her last 11 games at Flushing Meadows. She also has the support of everyone watching the tournament. When Williams entered the court, Arthur Ashe Stadium erupted, and with each point she scored, it erupted into a deafening ovation.
The 40-year-old legendary women’s tennis star Serena William has made a big announcement for his fans. She has confirmed that she will no more be a part of the court after the U.S Open.
She will play her final match in the stadium where she competed in her first Grand Slam match, which was held at the 1999 US Open. Williams made her debut as a teenager, shocking Martina Hingis, the world No. 1, in the championship match and setting the stage for her two-decade reign of supremacy.
Serena Williams also talked about her choice to enter other “chapters” of her life in addition to tennis. Williams believed that it was the ideal time to move on from this situation, even if it wasn’t simple.
“It was a very hard decision because when you love something so much, and you’re passionate about something, it’s always hard to walk away,” she said.
“Sometimes, I think it’s harder to walk away than not. That’s been the case for me. I’ve been trying to decide for a little while what to do. It keeps you fit. That’s a bonus. I was just like, ‘Alright, I think now’s the time.’ I have a family. There are other chapters in life. I call it evolution,” Williams continued.
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