US Open: Serena Williams wins and prolongs the pleasure – rts.ch
It wasn’t his last dance yet. Serena Williams (WTA 605) roared once again to climb to the second round of the US Open which should, in principle, be the last tournament of her career.
“I always do my best. And here I feel good. The public was crazy and really helped me“Serena Williams dropped before leaving the Arthur-Ashe court where she beat Montenegrin Danka Kovinic (80) 6-3 6-3. On Wednesday, she will challenge world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit.
Before the match, the organizers had planned a little staging: his entrance on the court was preceded by an animation with images of his New York successes projected on the giant screens, with a commentary repeating insistently “queen” (the Queen). She entered the court dressed in a black outfit accented with diamonds, her hair styled in a lioness mane, and caused a deafening ovation from the standing audience.
In the stands, her daughter Olympia dressed like her, and her husband Alexis Ohanian, but also stars like Mike Tyson, Martina Navratilova, Lindsey Vonn and Spike Lee. After the match, speakers, including the legendary Billy Jean King, also weaved laurels to the player. As if it had been planned to bring back definitively and with honors the player considered the greatest of all time and who won in New York in 1999 the first of her 23 Grand Slam titles.
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