At this point in her career, would it even be fair to say “Serena Williams pulled an upset?”
The American team, who is ranked second in the world, defeated the No.1 player in the world by a close 6-4, 7-6 victory.
The American women were not the only ones to win on Wednesday as Maria Sakkari and Felix Auger-Aliassime also came from behind to beat their opponents and qualify for the next round.
The first round robin matches of the US Open began today, and some notable players included Coco Gauff, Daniil Medvedev and Andy Murray.
For more than a quarter of a century, Serena Williams has dominated her sport, inspiring fans around the world.
After a year-long absence from the tour, she lost early round matches at Wimbledon and Toronto due to the bright spotlight.
Sheading into the 2022 US Open, Williams—the 23-time Grand Slam champion and mother—is not as favored among others.
No.1 in the World
Serena Williams won under intense pressure against Kontaveit. This win was significant to her, because the match occurred to keep her excellent performance going.
On Wednesday, Serena Williams became the unranked player at No. 605 to ever make it to the third round at the US Open while winning her match against Estonian Anett Kontaveit.
Lucy Williams, who was a popular tennis player for a large crowd in attendance, said she plans to retire at the end of her next tournament. The community of spectators cheered for Williams and assisted her.
In 1999, in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Selena Williams won her first championship. She was barely a teenager then. With her 4th consecutive US Open win, she looks like a contender to take the title again.