Serena Williams has not played her final US Open match. In front of an electric crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Williams defeated Danka Kovinic in a 6-3, 6-3 win.
Williams got off to a bit of a slow start with some double faults hurting her in the first set. However, she was able to battle back and shake off the early jitters to win, 6-3, as
In the second set, Williams found more of a rhythm with her serve. As the second set went on, Williams appeared to gain more and more confidence, and Kovinic lost control of the ma
In her US Open career, Williams is now 99-3 when she wins the first set, and her dominance in the tournament doesn't stop there.
With a semifinals appearance in her last 11 appearances at Flushing Meadows, Williams has plenty of experience on her side.
Arthur Ashe Stadium exploded when Williams stepped onto the court, and it broke out into thunderous applause with every point she won.
After the match, Williams spoke to CBS Mornings' Gayle King on the court about what the fan support meant to her.
"The crowd was crazy," Williams said. "It really helped pull me through. I was really pumped. I was like, 'Yes, I got this.'"
Williams also discussed her decision to move away from tennis and into other "chapters" of her life. It wasn't easy, but Williams felt like now was the best time to move onto other
Williams will now move on to face Anett Kontaveit in the second round. Kontaveit defeated Jaqueline Cristian in consecutive sets in her first match of the tournament.