“I just wanted to do my best and always feel so confident on this court,” said Williams, whose career was greatly honored after the match. “Being here means a lot to me.”
Before the tournament began, almost everything was about the six-time US Open champion, who entered the field in a diamond-encrusted dress and shoes and cheered loudly on the crowded Arthur Ashe Stadium.
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In theory, the American, who has been on her feet much faster than in the past, still has a chance to catch Margaret Court (24 big wins), but the road is incredibly long.
Her next opponent is world number two Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.
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“Unbelievable – I’m so impressed,” he explained. Eurosport expert Mats Wellanderwho won the US Open in 1988. “I can’t imagine how you can stay calm and calm and think about a tennis match. I was very impressed by their match,” the Swede said.
Williams “played great” and “entered the match against Kontaveit with the feeling that she had a chance to win”.
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