Serena Williams won Wednesday night at the U.S. Open, making it through the second round at what may be the last major tournament she ever plays.
Williams, who holds 23 grand slam singles titles, announced earlier this month in a Vogue essay that she is “evolving away from tennis” to focus on other things, including motherhood and her faith.
“I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different, but just exciting Serena,” she said in an Aug. 9 Instagram post.
How do I watch Serena Williams play?
On Wednesday, Williams defeated the No. 2 seed at the tournament, Anett Kontaveit from Estonia. She moved onto the third round in women’s singles at the U.S. Open. Her next singles match will likely be part of the Friday evening session.
In the third round, Williams will face the Ajla Tomljanović from Australia. Their match will be broadcast on ESPN.
Is Serena Williams playing doubles at the U.S. Open?
Williams is also competing in women’s doubles at the U.S. Open alongside her sister, Venus. The doubles’ competition began Wednesday, according to ESPN.
The latest ESPN schedule update shows that the Williams sisters’ first game will happen Thursday evening. It will be broadcast on ESPN.
“It is the first doubles event for the Williams sisters together since the 2018 French Open. They have won 14 Grand Slam championships in doubles as a team, most recently at Wimbledon in 2016,” ESPN reported.