US Open: Serena Williams is not done and eliminates the world no2! –

US Open: Serena Williams is not done and eliminates the world no2! –

“I’m a pretty good player”: it is with these words that Serena Williams (WTA 605) explained how, despite the few matches played for more than a year, she had done to beat the world no2 Anett Kontaveit at the 2nd round of the US Open. “I love this audience! My God it’s fantastic”, she launched to the 23,800 spectators of the Arthur-Ashe court all committed to her cause, after her victory 7-6 2-6 6-2 against Estonian.

Serena Williams (40) announced in early August her intention to retire soon, without specifying where or when. Like Monday, the ceremony was the same Wednesday: his entry on the court was preceded by the same speech by Queen Latifah and the same words by Oprah Winfrey greeted his greatness once the match was over.

Seeing her string together victories is amazing. Her level surprises everyone … except her: it was with a simple smile that she answered Wednesday evening to the question of whether she was surprised to play so well. “I’m Serena, you know”she added for those who did not understand.

The “Queen” clings

Motivated as in her finest hours, Williams released her missiles. But Kontaveit is not as soft as Danka Kovinic was in the first round and the Estonian contained the power of the American, returning blow for blow. Until causing gestures of helplessness in Williams in the 2nd set.

So close to the knockout, the American got up and resumed the fight. Both players hit, the balls flew, and Serena made the opening break in the deciding set to lead 2-0. Before breaking away irremediably and concluding with a superb winning comeback along the line.

In the next round, the 40-year-old American with 23 Grand Slam titles, who now ranks 605th in the WTA, will face Australian Ajla Tomljanovic (WTA 46).


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