Serena Williams’ anticipated retirement will have to wait. On Monday night, the twenty-three-time major champion beat Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round of the US Open. After the game, Williams told the fans, “I always have to do my best.” When I step onto the pitch, I want to perform at my highest level that day. “I feel really at ease in this stadium, particularly here. All I can do is that.
Since announcing earlier this year in the first-person interview for Vogue that she would “evolve” into tennis, Serena Williams, 40, has embarked on a Canadian Open and Canadian Open farewell tour. South and the west are free.
Serena Williams Was Well Received By The Fans
The fans responded favorably to Serena Williams. According to Serena Williams, the press response was excellent.” Strong and felt in the heart, it was. I was in great shape. Yes, that meant a lot to me. It’s a feeling I won’t soon forget.”
Williams broke the women’s Grand Slam record of 366 with her 102nd victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium, giving her the most victories by a single player since the venue’s inception in 1997. Following the match, Williams was honored with an on-site gathering that included Gayle King and Billie Jean King and a clip of Oprah Winfrey singing “Thank You, Serena.” Williams thanked the crowd for supporting her and said, “First of all, thank you, I did not expect it.” It will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to face Serena, particularly in the night game against Arthur Ashe, Kovinic kindly noted of the defeat. I could daydream for the rest of my life.