Serena Williams continues strong beating Anett Kontaveit at US Open
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 644
American tennis player Serena Williams advanced to the third round of the Us Open by defeating second seed Anett Kontaveit in three sets. Serena, who announced that the US Open will be the last tournament of her career, won against the Estonian 7:6 (7:4), 2:6, 6:2, after two and a half hours of play, and now she has a match waiting for her.
with Ajla TomljanoviÄ from Australia. There was an unprecedented and incredible atmosphere at Arthur Ash, the crowd carried Williams to victory, and when asked about the fans, Kontaveit said: "You can expect something, I saw it from the previous match," Kontaveit told reporters after her 7-6(4) 2-6 6-2 loss.
"But when you're on the court, I mean, it was hard... it was something I never experienced before." The world number two said she held no grudge against the New York crowd. "I don't think it's a personal attack against me or anything," she said.
"I mean, it's fair." said the Estonian. "It was her moment," she said. I was trying to do my own thing. Of course, this is totally about her. I was very aware of that. I always remember seeing how fiercely she competed for every point," Kontaveit said.
I grew up watching her play. I mean, she was dominating women's tennis for so long."
Kontaveit said Serena could win the 24th Grand Slam title.
"There is also a lot of very strong girls there in the draw," she said But I think if she plays really good tennis, I think she always has a chance to win." However, when the part of the questions in English ended, the Estonian woman left the press conference in tears.
In the tennis competition, Russian Daniil Medvedev advanced to the third round of the US Open by winning over Arthur Rinderknech from France with a score of 3:0 in sets (6:2, 7:5, 6:3). The acute champion achieved an easy and safe victory in just over two hours of play, and the Frenchman resisted him only in the second set when it was 7:5.
The surprise was the elimination of the sixth seed and last year's semi-finalist Felix Auger-Aliassime, who was outplayed by the British Jack Draper in three sets, and it was 6:4, 6:4, 6:4.