Serena Williams won Danka Kovinic in a straight-sets victory to extend her run in the US Open; the 40-year-old has remained cloudy about when she will officially retire from a 27-year career in tennis; she once said “I am still here for the time being, just enjoying the game”.
The American announced earlier this month of August that the US Open would very likely be her last tournament, bringing an end to a 27-year career that has seen her transcend tennis.
Williams, who is set to retire after the US Open tournament, won 6-3 6-3 against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic.
She won the first point against Kovinic and then served two double faults, followed by an unforced long forehand. Two aces to save and an unforced error from Kovinic handed Williams the first game.
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She broke Danka Kovinic in the eighth game to serve for the match and she needed aces to stay in the game, but she held to take the first set 6-3 in 55 minutes.
Serena Williams lost the opening game of the second set after two deuces. She came back immediately and ended the second game with an ace. Danka Kovinic won the third set with an ace.
American Serena Williams held serve to love, but Danka Kovinic took the fifth game. Williams continued to improve as the game went on and from the seventh game, it was cruise control for the American as she broke Kovinic in the ninth game to take the win in one hour and 39 minutes.