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Serena Williams’ dominant run in the US Open continues, as she advances past the second round with an “upset” win over second ranked Anett Kontaveit.
The rankings will see Serena’s win as an upset since she entered the US Open unranked and beat the number two seed, but for those following along her journey, Serena’s win felt destined.
In a star-studded gallery that included the likes of Zendaya, Queen Latifah, and even golf’s GOAT Tiger Woods, Serena fed off the crowd’s enthrallment to beat Kontaveit 7-6, 2-6, 6-2.
— ESPN (@espn) September 1, 2022
In her post-game interview, Serena gave one of the greatest responses ever when asked if she was surprised at her own level of play.
"Are you surprising yourself with your level?"
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 1, 2022
After a brief chuckle…”I’m just Serena, ya know.”
And with that simple statement, she reminded millions of viewers why she is tennis’ greatest player of all time. She’s put the work in, over multiple decades, to get where she’s at now. This comes as no surprise.
Serena and Venus Williams to play in US Open doubles
Serena will play with her sister, Venus Williams, Thursday night in their first round doubles matchup against Czech’s Hradecka/Noskova.
The Williams sisters have been dominating the tennis courts both together and individually for decades now. No tennis player, man or woman, has made more Grand Slam appearances than Venus Williams.
After Thursday night’s doubles matchup, Serena will continue her singles run Friday afternoon against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic at 11am CT/12pm ET.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) September 1, 2022