This duel, which lasted for more than three hours, was perhaps the last for Serena Williams, who stated a few weeks ago that she would be withdrawing soon, perhaps after the US Open.
She was also warmly welcomed by the many fans gathered at Arthur Ashe Stadium to support her.
My God! Thank you so much. You were amazing today. I tried so hard. I was hoping to win. Everything was given. Thanks dad, I know you’re watching. I want to thank everyone who has followed me all these years Williams cried after the meeting.
They are tears of joy. I suspect. I do not know She identified with a laugh before continuing to thank her family and entire team.
She took a moment to reflect on her long career of over 25 years.
It was the best adventure of my lifeShe said.
When asked if we could see her again, she replied:
I don’t know, you never know.
Williams resisted in the first round but ran out of steam and the Australian took the lead. However, she recovered in the second set, taking the score to 4-0 before taking the first break from the Australian who took a first point.
Tomljanovic did not say his last word. A stunning comeback forced the tiebreak began, won by the veteran after a tough fight.
Williams turned away from the crowd’s enthusiasm at the start of the third set and crushed her opponent from the start, the Australian responded with a fracture, and then made it 3-1, which put some pressure on the tennis star. Exhausted, the latter was unable to catch up.
Tomljanovic needs six points to win.
In the next round, Agla Tomljanovic will face Russia’s Lyudmila Samsonova, ranked 35th in the world.
Earlier in the tournament, Williams defeated Estonian Anett Kontaveit, second in the world, and Montenegrin Danka Kovinic.
In doubles, the Williams sister duo were eliminated in the first round on Thursday night. Venus and Serena were defeated by Czechs Lucy Hradika and Linda Nsukova in three sets, ending their run at Flushing Meadows.
This was probably the last match the two players participated in.
Serena Williams had announced a few weeks ago that she would be quitting soon. She had hinted in Vogue that she might announce her retirement after the US Open.
If so, this confrontation was the last of his career. The player who won 23 major titles has indicated that she wants to try to have another baby and focus on other career opportunities.
Her daughter, Olympia, will celebrate her fifth birthday soon. The 40-year-old was also pregnant when she won her last major title in Melbourne in 2017.
With 23 Grand Slam titles, the American has won more singles titles than anyone else in the modern era, male or female. Margaret Court holds the record with 24 titles, but has won some during the amateur era.
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