SERENA WILLIAMS is again in motion on the US Open in what may very well be the FINAL match of a surprising profession.
The American legend, 40, is anticipated to retire following the Flushing Meadows event, and faces world No 2 Anett Kontaveit TONIGHT.
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Williams 7-6 2-6 *4-2 Kontaveit
Kontaveit remains to be there, nonetheless going about her enterprise.
She’s not going to make this simple on Serena.
The No 2 seed holds and strikes inside two video games within the remaining set.
Williams 7-6 2-6 4-1* Kontaveit
Another service sport with a 40-0 lead – and this time she finishes it off.
The crowd are on their toes. Serena is 2 video games away from a well-known win right here.
Williams 7-6 2-6 *3-1 Kontaveit
She will get the break straight again! Incredible effort from Serena.
Kontaveit have to be questioning what she has to do out right here.
The 26-year-old has performed an excellent match, however Serena has matched her in each side.
Williams 7-6 2-6 2-1* Kontaveit
That’s an enormous sport for Kontaveit to win.
Serena raced right into a 40-0 lead however the Estonian got here preventing again.
And she takes the marathon sport on her second break level.
Serena would possibly rue letting that one get away.
Williams 7-6 2-6 *2-0 Kontaveit
Serena has damaged!
A marathon sport and Kontaveit cannot preserve Serena at bay.
She breaks on the third time of asking and brings Arthur Ashe Stadium to their toes.
Williams 7-6 2-6 1-0* Kontaveit
Just what the physician ordered for Serena to start out the decider.
She holds onto her service sport having fell 0-15 down.
Interesting to see what we get from Kontaveit now after that good second set.
Onto the decider
Two hours after these two girls stepped onto court docket, they’re locked degree and going right into a one-set shootout.
Serena left court docket to compose herself after that set and that was clever.
Kontaveit actually turned it on and confirmed why she’s the second seed.
Final set – Williams to serve.
Williams 7-6 2-6 Kontaveit
Game and second set!
A flawless set from the No 2 seed from Estonia.
And we’re going the space right here on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Has Serena acquired one final effort in her?
Williams 7-6 2-5* Kontaveit
Serena takes care of enterprise on serve.
Kontaveit will serve for the second set after the change of ends.
Surely an excessive amount of for Serena to do to pressure her manner again into this set.
Williams 7-6 *1-5 Kontaveit
Another stunner from Kontaveit rounds off an all too comfy service sport for Serena’s liking.
She’s one sport away from forcing a decider.
Williams 7-6 1-4* Kontaveit
Double break restored for the No 2 seed.
An excellent comeback in that sport when it seemed like Serena was going to cut back her arrears to 3-2.
Kontaveit again answerable for the second set.
Williams 7-6 *1-3 Kontaveit
The onslaught is over.
Serena breaks and will get on the board within the second set.
Kontaveit nonetheless has a break, however she seemed slightly tense in that sport.
Williams 7-6 0-3* Kontaveit
Oh fantastic, fantastic stuff from Kontaveit.
She hits her tenth winner on this set to make it a double break.
Superb comeback this from the 26-year-old.
Williams 7-6 *0-2 Kontaveit
Sublime from Anett.
She’s come out swinging on this second set and it is paying off.
A maintain to fifteen to consolidate the break and swing the momentum in her favor right here.
Williams 7-6 0-1* Kontaveit
Anybody who thought that first set would possibly break Kontaveit… suppose once more.
She has simply damaged to like in an ideal begin to the second set.
Serena simply on slightly come down after the excessive of profitable the breaker, perhaps.
Williams 7-6 Kontaveit
Game and first set!
Serena Williams is a set to the nice towards the No 2 seed on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Just one poor drop shot from Kontaveit price her on her serve.
And that mini break was sufficient for Williams.
Incredible ambiance inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
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Williams 6-6 Kontaveit
They change ends degree at 3-3 within the breaker.
It’s been a top quality one to date. One flash of brilliance or mistake will resolve this.
Williams 6-6 Kontaveit
Solid as a rock from Serena.
And she’s compelled a primary set tiebreak.
Excellent set of tennis so removed from each these two.
Williams *5-6 Kontaveit
That’s an excellent maintain from Kontaveit.
She has actually come again sturdy on this set when Serena was serving for it a minute in the past.
An wonderful drop shot to complete, and he or she bounds again to her chair assured a minimum of a tie break.
Williams 5-5* Kontaveit
What a response from the No 2 seed.
She comes firing again at Serena and diminished her to 0-40 on her serve.
Serena fired in a single large serve to save lots of the primary break level, however she will be able to’t maintain Kontaveit off for lengthy.
Back on serve within the first set.
Williams *5-4 Kontaveit
This time she’s acquired it!
Serena Williams takes this break level and he or she’ll serve for the primary set.
This is good from the 40-year-old – towards the No 2 seed within the draw.
Williams 4-4* Kontaveit
Another comfy maintain for Serena. She’s undoubtedly having the simpler run on serve for the time being.
You’d say she’s forward on factors if this had been a boxing match.
Strokes are on level and he or she’s shifting very well too.
Williams *3-4 Kontaveit
What a sport. An enormous maintain for Kontaveit.
She saved three break factors there with some good hitting of her personal.
Serena put her beneath all types of stress however she was as much as the duty.
Williams 3-3* Kontaveit
Serena holds as properly. Both girls are enjoying very properly.
This actually seems like a heavyweight battle from the again of the court docket.
Serena is as much as the problem towards the No 2 seed to date.
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Williams *2-3 Kontaveit
A hush falls round Ashe once more as Kontaveit holds as soon as extra.
She’s made an excellent begin, the No 2 seed.
A snug maintain to fifteen retains her nostril in entrance within the first set.
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