US Open 2022: Serena Williams wins the first round on emotional night

By Simran Yadav

August 30, 2022

Williams appeared on court decked out in a shimmering black robe and specially designed diamond encrusted shoes with special energy. 

Serena Williams swept into the US Open second round on Monday .

Serena Williams signaled she is not quite ready for retirement advancing to the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday with a scrappy 6-3 6-3 win over Danka Kovinic. 

"It was such a hard decision," said Williams on her decision to announce earlier this month that "the countdown" is on for her retirement and that she "was evolving away from tennis". 

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