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Serena Williams won the opening round at the US Open in 2022


US Open 2022: Serena Williams wins first round on emotional night

 NEW YORK: Serena Williams cleared into the US Open second round on Monday on a close to home night in New York in what is generally anticipated to be the 23-time Grand Slam title victor's last competition.


The 40-year-old crushed Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-3, 6-3 before a bigger number of than 23,000 fans on Arthur Ashe Stadium Court.


Previous world number one Williams had dominated only one game on visit the entire year before Monday and seen her positioning slip to 605.


Serena spins for one more evening 💃 https://t.co/b7xDfQKIzj


— US Open Tennis (@usopen) 1661822282000


That sort of structure provoked Williams to uncover that she was near the very edge of retirement from the game in which she played her most memorable match as an expert in 1995.


"It was a hard choice," expressed Williams on her choice to declare recently that "the commencement" is on for her retirement and that she "was developing away from tennis".


That triumphant inclination. #Serena https://t.co/xJ4YUdi1Fj


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"I think when you are energetic about something it is in every case hard to leave," she said.


"I have been attempting to choose what to do. I love this game.


She added: "I believe this moment's the opportunity. I have a family and there's different parts throughout everyday life. I call it development."


"It's like Serena 2.0. I will in any case be insane, I'll in any case be extreme. I'll in any case be near. Yet, I anticipate awakening and not running onto a tennis court."


💙 https://t.co/8hj0MMyWXG


— US Open Tennis (@usopen) 1661822931000


On Monday, Williams, who showed up on court in a jewel encrusted dark dress and coat which shone under the lights, defeated a cheeky first game for a hold of serve.


The American star carried the group to their feet with a break for 2-0, pursuing down a net rope to hit a champ.


Kovinic, the world number 80, has partaken in a strong year at the Slams, arriving at the third round of the Australian and French Opens.


The 27-year-old hit back with her very own break and edged ahead for 3-2.


In any case, Williams covered the blunder count - - she presented six twofold blames in the opener - - evened out and afterward dashed away with the following three games to take the primary set.


One more break for 3-2 showed up in the second set on the rear of crunching drives from the rear of the court.


Just #Serena https://t.co/VnPvTKRCP3


— US Open Tennis (@usopen) 1661823232000


An affection administration game gave the American a 5-3 lead and a last break of the night gave her triumph.


She celebrated with a little dance on the standard and a wide grin, no doubt stirring up a lot of enjoyment for a group which incorporated any semblance of tennis legend Martina Navratilova, ex-world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and previous US president Bill Clinton.


#TwirlForSerena https://t.co/RCoCSeGB0y


— US Open Tennis (@usopen) 1661823743000


The group held up cards to illuminate "Serena, we love you".


Next up for Williams is second round conflict against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on Wednesday.

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