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Serena Williams after beating No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City on Wednesday , will enter the third round of the US Open.
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Williams, 40, whose amazing and powerful serve proved to be the key to her success, now holds a 42-0 record The first and second rounds in US Open history.
23-time Grand Slam singles champion, who hit 10 aces in her last match against her And won 46 of 63 first serve points (including 24 of 27 first set points).
Both players held serve in the first set until Williams broke Kontaveit for a 5-4 lead.
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She broke through to lead 5-4. pic.twitter.com/odFScdFQZi
However, the Estonian passed Williams and made it at five. The game quickly moved to a tiebreaker that included tighter tennis and the Williams bottom-line champion:
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4-3, Williams scored a point on Kontaveit’s serve and held the 7-4 tiebreaker win from there.
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The first The second set was all about Kontaveit, who rolled to win 6-2 after breaking Williams on her first two chances. US Open @usopen
🇪🇪 Early rest in Game 2. pic.twitter.com/CSKr6JKoVR
Kontaveit won all of her first serve points and 7 of 10 second return points.
Undeterred, Williams played a masterclass in the third set, heading to 6- 2 wins. US Open @usopen Serena took a step closer.
She rested early in the third set. pic.twitter.com/TjsEXyRSyn Kontaveit had a chance to cancel the break and trailed 4-3, but Williams denied the chance after that. Bleacher Report@BleacherReport
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She first won 12 of 16 games – serving and scoring 14 points for Kontaveit’s trio.
With this win, Williams continued her stunning success against the top two players. ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
With tonight’s win, Serena Williams has now won the last 25 matches against the top 2 WTA players since 2007 23 games.
Her 48 match wins with the WTA are the most of any player in the top 2 since the rankings were introduced in 1975. pic.twitter.com/5TsD6NYmW9
Williams will now face unseeded Ajera Tomljanovic in the third round. The two have never faced each other before. Williams will also team up with her seven-time Grand Slam singles champion sister Venus. Williams, doubles. The pair have won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles together. Their 2022 U.S. Open starts Thursday against Linda Norskova and Lucy Hradka.