Serena Williams eradicated No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 within the U.S. Open’s second spherical Wednesday night time to make sure that the 23-time Grand Slam champion will play at the very least another singles match at what she’s hinted will be the last tournament of her illustrious career.
The 40-year-old Williams was once more buoyed by a loud crowd at a full Arthur Ashe Stadium, simply as she was within the first spherical two days earlier.
She hit serves at as much as 119 mph, stayed with Kontaveit throughout prolonged exchanges of massive swings from the baselines and conjured up a few of her trademark brilliance when it was wanted most.
After pulling out a decent first set, then faltering a bit within the second, Williams headed to the locker room for a little bit of a break earlier than the third.
One thing needed to give, somebody needed to blink.
After they resumed, it was Williams who lifted her degree and emerged as the higher participant.
Simply as she’s accomplished, so many instances on so many phases, with a lot at stake.
The six-time champion at Flushing Meadows will play Friday for a spot within the fourth spherical. Her opponent can be Ajla Tomljanovic, a 29-year-old Australian.