Plug Reina Williams’ performance at the U.S. Open wasn’t over, as she upset No. 2 Annette Kontaveit to advance to the third round.
Serena Williams said earlier this month that she will “stay away from tennis.” Her next appearance is the U.S. Open, which may be the last of her career. Williams’ sojourn in Queens, New York, began with a first-round win over Danka Kovinic. But her next challenge is Anett Kontaveit, the second-ranked player in the world.
In an upset, Williams beat Kontaveit 7-6, 2-6, 6-2 to take third place round to get a seat. Williams is now 42-0 in the first two rounds of the U.S. Open, according to ESPN’s broadcast.
The first set was a tense match for the two stars who had to go to the tiebreaker, which was a big deal for Williams a method. From there, it was Konteveit who took the second set. But once the decisive third set was hit, it was all Williams, and she ended the game in epic fashion.
Serena Williams beats Annette Kontaveit to advance to U.S. Open: push Special reaction
Star Tiger Woods and actress Zendaya and other stars are in Asia Surash Stadium debut. There were other stars reacting on social media, like Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and tennis legend Billie Jean King.
Here are some of the best tweets from Serena’s big win.
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) September 1, 2022
— Chris Paul (@CP3) September 1, 2022
Who will Serena play next?
As for who Williams will face in the third round, it will be a Jera Tomlyanovic. The Australian tennis player defeated Evgeniya Rodena 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the second round.
The contest will be on Friday, September 2nd. As of this writing, no time has been set.