Serena Williams, 23-time Grand Slam champion, who beat No. 80 in the world Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the US Open.

Williams has never lost in the first round in New York. This year, the six-time champion is making her 21st appearance at the US Open. Her worst result was the third round in 1998. She has only three times failed to reach the quarterfinals in New York.

Overall, Williams is playing her 81st Grand Slam, and she has lost only three times in the first round (Roland Garros 2012, Wimbledon 2021, and 2022).

In the second round of the US Open, Serena – possibly playing the last tournament of her career – will play world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit.

Last updated on 30 Aug 2022 - 16:29

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