US Open 2022 LIVE – Serena Williams beat Kontaveit Highlights: Serena Williams turned back the clock to outlast No. 2 seed Anett…
US Open 2022 LIVE – Serena Williams beat Kontaveit Highlights: Serena Williams turned back the clock to outlast No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2, in an instant Arthur Ashe Stadium classic. Williams was at her best in the set No. 3 with no sign of any fatigue. Williams won the 1st set via a tie-breaker by 7-6. The stunned Estonian bounced back in the second set as she broke Williams thrice to win it 6-2. The decider surprisingly was one way traffic to the joy of thousands jumping with joy in stands including the likes of Tiger Woods: Follow US Open Tennis LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
She will now play Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia in ROUND 3. Tomljanovic is currently ranked 46th in World.
Breaking news: Serena Williams is a pretty good player. pic.twitter.com/maMbAod5EQ
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- Serena Williams started her US Open campaign with a straight set victory over Danka Kovinic.
- Kontaveit defeated Jaqueline Cristian in three sets.
- The match will be STREAMED LIVE on SonyLIV.
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What happened in the match? Now 40 and ranked an unaccustomed No. 605, Williams kept her pursuit of Margaret Court and her all-time record 24 major titles alive on Wednesday night.
The capacity crowd, several of whom were WTA and ATP Tour counterparts hoping to catch (at least) one last glimpse of the future Hall of Famer in action, lent their vociferous backing to the home-Slam favorite.
Their support did not go unnoticed by Williams.
Playing the 1,013th match of her storied career in Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she first prevailed as a beaded teenager in 1999, Williams was in vintage form, even as a quadragenarian looking very much like a title-contender.
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US Open 2022 LIVE: Serena Williams defeats Anett Kontaveit in three sets to advance to third round in US Open : Follow LIVE Updates
- Serena Williams received a rousing reception at the Arthur Ashe Stadium ahead of her first round contest against Danka Kovinic on Monday.
- The organisers paid a fitting tribute to the six-time champion, celebrating her career on an emotional night.
- However, Serena showcased terrific form as she defeated Danka Kovinic in straight sets to make it to the second round. With the victory, she extender her win streak this year to 2-3.
- Serena missed the season until the Wimbledon this year as she was recovering from a hamstring injury she suffered during last year’s Wimbledon.
- She made her return ahead of Wimbledon 2022 by playing doubles at the Eastbourne International. In Wimbledon she played her first singles match this year and lost in the first round to Harmony Tan.
- She then faced second round defeat at the Canadian Open and lost in the opening round at Cincinnati Masters just ahead of the US Open.
- Anett Kontaveit started the year with a semifinal appearance at the Sydney International and she lost to Barbora Krejcikova in three sets.
- At the Australian Open, she was ousted from the second round after losing to unseeded Clara Tauson in straight sets.
- She won her maiden title this year at the St.Petersburg Open as she defeated top seed Maria Sakkari in a tight three setter at the final.
- She then finished as runner-up at the Qatar Open after losing the final to World No.1 Iga Swiatek in straight sets.
- She didn’t go past the second round at Indian Wells Masters and lost the opening round at Miami Open.
- She reached the quarterfinal at the Stuttgart Open and crashed out from the first round at Italian Open and French Open. She was the fifth seed at the French Open but lost to Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets in the opening round.
- She began the grass court season by bowing out from the second round at the Wimbledon.
- At the German Open, she reached the final but lost to unseeded Bernarda Pera in straight sets.
- Ahead of the US Open, she struggled for form as she crashed out from the first round at Canadian Open and faced second round defeat at Cincinnati Masters.
- She began the US Open by dropping just three games against Jaqueline Cristian in the first round to set up clash with Serena Williams in the second round.
Where to watch US Open 2022 LIVE streaming in India?
US Open 2022 will be LIVE streamed in India on SONY SIX & SONY TEN 2 channels from 29th August 2022 followed by the LIVE coverage of Quarterfinals from 6th September 2022 on SONY TEN 2 (English), SONY TEN 3 (Hindi), and SONY TEN 4 (Tamil & Telugu) channels.