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US Open 2022 results: Serena, Venus Williams fall to Lucie Hradecká, Linda Nosková in doubles

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Serena Williams’ remaining run at US Open glory must are available singles play. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion and her sister, Venus Williams, fell to Lucie Hradecká and Linda Nosková within the first spherical of doubles Thursday. 

Hradecká and Nosková claimed a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over the Williams sisters, spoiling their first doubles match at Flushing Meadows since 2014. The match was a uncommon doubles night time session at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the primary since Mike and Bob Bryan beat Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray within the 2013 males’s quarterfinals. 

With the large win, Hradecká and Nosková will play Alexa Guarachi and Andreja Klepac within the second spherical of doubles. Guarachi and Klepac are coming off a powerful straight-set victory over Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls.

“Taking part in towards the Williams sisters is a particular second for everyone, everybody, any time,” Nosková stated after the match. “So, I used to be actually fortunate that I might pair with my doubles associate and we might win and put up a great struggle.”

Serena Williams actually placed on a show in singles the day prior. In entrance of a report night time session crowd of 29,959, Williams defeated World No. 2 Anna Kontaveit to keep her championship hopes alive in her remaining Grand Slam occasion. Williams, who’s one US Open title away from passing Chris Evert for probably the most ever, has indicated she will retire after the tournament

Up subsequent for Williams is a Friday match towards unseeded Ajla Tomljanovic, who — on paper, at the least — presents a lot much less of a problem than Kontaveit. As for the seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, her US Open is over after she fell to Alison Van Uytvanck within the first spherical. 

Thursday’s doubles match was probably the final look for the Williams sisters collectively. The pair has been completely dominant through the years, successful 14 Grand Slams, which is the second most for a duo within the Open period, behind solely Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova’s 20. 

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