Serena Williams, who is set to retire after the tournament, won 6-3 6-3 against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic in US Open. Check it out here.
Serena Williams : Danka Kovinic | US Open | First win
Williams has also won 14 major women’s doubles titles, all with her sister Venus, and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles finals.
|Serena Jameka Williams
|Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.
|September 26, 1981
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
|5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
This includes a non-calendar year Grand Slam between the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 French Open, which granted the sisters the doubles world No. 1 ranking.
She has won four Olympic gold medals, three in women’s doubles—an all-time joint record shared with her sister.
She has also won two major mixed doubles titles, both in 1998. In August 2022, Williams announced her impending retirement from professional tennis.
Williams, who is set to retire after the tournament, won 6-3 6-3 against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic.
A near-capacity 25,000 crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium willed on their idol and she responded in typical fashion.
Williams, 40, will play Estonian second seed Anett Kontaveit in the second round on Wednesday.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, who is one short of Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record, is also playing in the doubles alongside older sister Venus, adding another exciting element to what she hopes will be a long goodbye this fortnight.
Her first assignment was beating Kovinic, ranked 80th in the world, and there was a thunderous noise when she took the first of three match points to ensure her singles career was not over yet.
Williams jumped on the spot when Kovinic’s return hit the net, then twirled in the centre of court before blowing kisses to her adoring fans.
Serena Williams us open
Serena Williams swept into the US Open second round on Monday on an emotional night in New York in what is expected to be the 23-time Grand Slam title winner’s final tournament.
The 40-year-old defeated Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-3, 6-3 in front of more than 23,000 fans on Arthur Ashe Stadium Court.
That kind of form prompted Williams to reveal that she was on the brink of retirement from the sport in which she played her first match as a professional in 1995.
Williams’ family was present at the 2022 US Open to support the tennis star.