US Open 2022: Serena Williams putting off her retirement, says, "you never know"

Serena Williams had to work hard to win the first round on Monday in the US Open 2022. She defeated Danka Kovinic in 6-3, 6-3 sets.

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Did Serena Williams play the last match in the US Open on Monday? Spectators filled the gallery to watch his match with this apprehension. Serena, who won the US Open for the first time in 1999, did not disappoint the fans after playing in a packed stadium. She won the first round of the Grand Slam in straight sets. Serena is never confirming the U.S. Open 2022 as her final event as she said "I'm going to stay vague, because you never know,"

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US Open 2022: Serena Williams putting off her retirement, says,

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The former number one player who once ruled the tennis court, has gone through ups and downs for some time now. During this, her performance has also not been special, her world ranking has gone up to 605. Due to constant struggle, Serena decided to retire before the start of the US Open 2022. However, she has now put a vague turn to it. She said, "Just keep supporting me as long as I'm here."

The 23-time Grand Slam winner had to work hard to win the first round on Monday. She defeated Danka Kovinic in 6-3, 6-3 sets. Kovinic had five break point opportunities in the first three games. But the fans were there for Serena. 29,402 spectators attended Serena's match. Their screams energize Serena to return to the match. The 40-year-old tennis star broke her opponent's serve five times.

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After winning the match Serena said, "At this point, honestly, everything is a bonus for me, I feel. It's good that I was able to get this under my belt. … I'm just not even thinking about that. I'm just thinking about this moment. I think it's good for me just to live in the moment now."

Serena will next face second seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on Wednesday. The 40-year-old is one step away from breaking Australian legend Margaret Court's all-time record. She also competes in women's doubles with her sister Venus Williams.

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