Serena Williams Beats World No.2 Anett Kontaveit To Reach 3rd Round in US Open 2022. Check out full game details and thrid round details.
Serena Williams : Anett Kontaveit | Third round | Win
Williams’ parents wanted their daughter to wait until she was 16 to participate in professional tournaments.
|September 26, 1981
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
|5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
|Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
In 1995, just after turning 14, Williams planned to make her professional debut as a wild-card entry in the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, California, but was denied by the WTA owing to their age-eligibility restrictions.
She subsequently filed an antitrust lawsuit against the women’s tour, but withdrew it at her parents’ request.
Her first professional event was in October 1995 at the Bell Challenge in Quebec, where she used a wild-card entry to circumvent age-eligibility rules.
She lost in the first qualifying round to then 18-year-old American Annie Miller, winning just two games.
Serena Williams eliminated No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 in the U.S. Open’s second round Wednesday night to ensure that the 23-time Grand Slam champion will play at least one more singles match at what she’s hinted will be the last tournament of her illustrious career.
“There’s still a little left in me,” Williams said with a smile during her on-court interview.
“This is what I do best,” she added. “I love a challenge and I’m rising to the challenge.”
The 40-year-old Williams was again buoyed by a loud crowd at a full Arthur Ashe Stadium, just as she was in the first round two days earlier.
Asked how she’s doing it so far, Williams replied with a hearty laugh: “Well, I’m a pretty good player.
She hit serves at up to 119 mph, stayed with Kontaveit during lengthy exchanges of big swings from the baselines and conjured up some of her trademark brilliance when it was needed most.
Tomljanovic, 29, now face Serena Williams in the third round. The two players have never faced each other.
Tomljanovic, No. 46 in the world, arrived at the U.S. Open after an impressive performance at Wimbledon in which she advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual champion, Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan.
After her match, Tomljanovic told reporters that she’s looking forward to playing Williams, especially because she has been a fan of hers since she was a child.
“It’s going to be a huge moment no matter the outcome,” Tomljanovic said. “It’s a little surreal to me that I made it, and played in the same era as her.”
Serena Williams win
Serena marches on and her victory parade continues. Twirling around in the court in euphoria, Williams celebrated victory in her trademark style.
Before this event, Serena’s form and fitness both were questioned, but the Tennis legend has answered all her critics in style and has now defeated world number 2 Anett Kontaveit.
The 42-year-old Williams was in dire need of a composed return to form and has certainly displayed a lot of it through this match.
Serena showed glimpses of her genius when she took on Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in the first round and defeated her by 6-3, 6-3 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium Court.
The year 2022 certainly hasn’t been very kind to Williams as she won only one match in the entire year which resulted in her rank slipping down to 605.