US Open 2022: Serena Williams qualifies for the third round after beating world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit

In the second round of the US Open 2022, Serena Williams defeated world number 2 Anett Kontaveit in a tight three-set thriller on Wednesday.

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Serena Williams is heading into the final tournament of her professional tennis career at an unstoppable pace. In the second round of the US Open 2022, she defeated world number 2 Anett Kontaveit in a tight three-set thriller on Wednesday. Many stars including Venus Williams, Tiger Woods were present to watch this great match.

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The 40-year-old Serena won the first set against Estonia's Kontaveit 7-6(4) but lost the next set 2-6. After that Serena's fast comeback. He won the third and decisive set by 6-2 and reached the third round. A record number of spectators showed up to watch Serena's match in the first round. Yesterday was no less. 29,959 tennis fans witnessed the match on Wednesday. In the first set tiebreak, Serena hit a serve that her opponent had no answer for.

World No. 2 Kontaveit came back into the game to win the second set. She also made a comeback after Serena led 3-0 in the third set. But at 3-1 in the third set, Serena broke Kontaveit's serve and then saved a break point to take a 5-2 lead. In the end, Serena won 6-2 to advance to the third round. Serena has won 75 of 77 matches in the second round at a Grand Slam.

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Serena's power to reach the third round has surprised many, considering her age. Many see the shadow of 1999 in her game. After the game, she said, "This is how I give my best, I have nothing to lose. There is no rush. I love the audience presence, in a word impeccable. I still have some tennis left in me."

In the third round of the US Open 2022, Serena will play against Australia's Ajla Tomljanović. That match will be on September 2.

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