Serena Williams defeated Kontaveit by hitting the tail of No. 1 in 40 years old


Serena Williams defeat the Estonian Annette Kontaveit giving tail of No. 1 of 40 years old and qualified for the 3rd round of US Open after beating the current world number 2 7-6 (4), 2-6 and 6-2 after 2h.25′ of play on another electric record night day, with 29,959 spectators on court Arthur Ashe of Flushing Meadows.

Such hope is due to the American’s recent announcement about his intentions to “get out of tennis.” Although he hasn’t mentioned retirement openly, he suggested that the US Open might be the best scenario for a farewell.

Serena already drew 29,402 spectators at center court on Monday in her debut match Danka Kovinic and secured a victory (6-3, 6-3) that postponed what should have been a farewell to professional tennis. Willing to prolong any tribute as long as she can, Williams showed her competitive gene for another day by also beating a top-10 player like Kontaveit in the 2nd round, number 2 in the ranking despite the fact that he is not until the last. year level.

Serena will look for a spot in the round of 16 on Friday against the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic with the goal of extending her idyll at the US Open by a day, the tournament in which she has achieved the most victories of her career (107) since defeating Nicole Pratt in her debut in 1998.

He was only 17 years old at the time and his goals were so high that a year later he won the first of his 23 Grand Slam titles, six of them in New York (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ). Since lifting her last ‘big’ at the 2017 Australian Open, Serena is one shy of the all-time record for Margaret Court (24).

Since then, age, injuries and motherhood have conditioned this historic pursuit that seems almost impossible to sign, but in the face of competitive animals like Serena Williams, it is better to be careful with any predictions. So far, he has defeated the No. 2 in the world playing more like No. 1 which he used to be than as a tennis player who is currently in the 605th place in the ranking.

Source: La Verdad


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