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Entering Round Three: US Open - Williams continues to thrill the crowd

Entering Round Three: US Open – Williams continues to thrill the crowd

Status: 01/09/2022 07:22 AM

Serena Williams’ farewell postponed again: the tennis icon caused a major upset at the US Open and entered the third round to thunderous applause from spectators at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

The Grand Slam winner from the USA on Thursday night (September 1, 2022/CEST) beat world number two Anett Kontaveit of Estonia after a solid performance 7:6 (7:4), 2:6, 6:2.

Williams: “It’s fun, I’m enjoying it”

The 40-year-old was later asked on the field how she did it. Smiling into the microphone, Williams replied, “I’m a very good player, that’s what I do best, I like challenges.” In addition, she can play freely. “I have nothing to prove, I have nothing to lose,” said the tennis star. “It’s fun, I’m enjoying it.”

In the next round, Williams, who showed much more enthusiasm and self-confidence than in the opening match against Danka Kovinic of Montenegro, meets Australian Agla Tomljanovic – and now it’s clear to everyone at the latest: Williams’ start to the championship at home. At the age of 17 in 1999, winning her first Grand Slam title isn’t just a farewell show. She really wants to win here again.

Jaber in the third round – Roger’s next opponent

Anas Jaber, a Wimbledon finalist, also reached the third round. The 28-year-old Tunisian won her second-round duel against Elizabeth Mandlick of the United States 7-5, 6-2. Jaber remains in the last Grand Slam tournament of the year without losing a set. It was also the fortieth victory of this season for Jaber, who reached this degree as the second tennis player after the world’s number one, Ija Swietic from Poland.

But in the next round on Friday, a more difficult task awaits Jaber, who is fifth. The opponent is Shelby Rogers from the United States. World Ranking 31. Beaten in the second round over Slovakian Viktoria Kozmova 7: 5, 6: 1.

Murray in four more sentences

Andy Murray has reached the third round of the US Open for the first time in six years. The three-time Grand Slam winner also won his second game at the New York hard court by defeating Emilio Nava of the USA 5:7, 6:3, 6:1 and 6:0.

Andy Murray celebrates after winning a point at the US Open against Emilio Nava

Photo: AFP

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev also showed no weaknesses in 6:2, 7:5, 6:3 against Frenchman Arthur Renderneck. The Russian now meets mystic Wu Yiping, who became the first Chinese player in US Open history to reach the third round. Wu won in five sets against Portuguese Nuno Borges.

Double Krawietz/Mies Reaches Round Two

German duo Kevin Krawetz/Andreas Mess completed his first mission at the US Open. The duo of Coburg and Cologne defeated Mackenzie MacDonald/Marcus Jeron of the USA 6:3, 7:6 (7:5) and didn’t let the turbulent conditions on the outdoor fourth court bother them.

Krawietz/Mies won the French Open in 2019 and 2020, and this year has already been a hit in Munich and Barcelona. In New York, they both reached the semi-finals together three years ago.