She’s world No. 2, lost to Serena Williams at US Open and won applause for top job
This week the second and third rounds of the women’s US Open took place, during which United States. One of the most attractive matches of this Wednesday was the Anet Kontaveitn°2 in the ATP ranking, who faced the mythical Serena Williams, who took his last steps in tennis at the age of 40. against all odds, Serena beat the world number two in three sets. Despite this, Kontaveit made a post on Instagram which was applauded by all sports fans.
The difficult match, which lasted two and a half hours, ended 7(7)-6(4), 2-6 and 6-2 for the North American, who when asked if she was surprised at his level, replied: “What? No, I already know. I mean, I’m Serena Williams.” to the laughter of the audience.
However, this was not the only color data in the match, since once finished, his rival, aged 26, shared a particular post on his personal Instagram account as if it were a pleasure trip, a week-long vacation in New York, or an amateur-minded sportsman.
“One day you’re in Soho drinking boba with your mom, the next day you’re playing tennis against Serena in front of Zendaya. Life is crazy.”wrote the world number two, after her experience at the US Open. In the photo carousel, she shared an image of herself celebrating a pointanother with Serena Williams, another drinking tea with her mother in the sun and other characteristic images of New York.
It should be noted that the actress Zendayawho played Spider-Man: No Coming Home, she was not the only famous international to watch the game. Photos of filmmaker Spike Lee were seen in the stands and the golfer Tiger Woods appreciating the performance of North America. The truth is that the Estonian woman will never forget that Itied against the legend of the sport during his last official tournament, in the eyes of one of his favorite actresses.
Serena Williams, a competitive beast who proves her greatness until the end of the film
Great all the way. With style and ardor to the last drop of sweat. Serena Williams, who will be 41 in a few days and who before the US Open had only played four games in the season, writes the last chapters of his cinematic sports life with his heart in hand, leaving everything even in front of one of the two best racquets in the world today. american legend, who says goodbye to tennis in this Major New Yorkerthrilled the thousands of spectators who filled Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Overcome sporting limitations with courage and exercise psychological dominance over a rival Much less expert like the Estonian Anet Kontaveit (26), Serena added another victory, the 858 of her career, to climb to the 3rd round, where the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic (46th) will be waiting for her today.
“There’s still a little fire left inside this body. We’ll see what else for…”, Serena let go in the interview at the foot of the New York cement, this same scenario which crowned her six times (the first, in 1999, when she was only 17 years old). Of course, if he continues to play like he did tonight, we don’t know when he will stop running. Agile, aggressive, with very good mobility, not afraid to get in the ring to trade blows, make smart decisions, play deep; this is what the champion looked like 23 Grand Slam singles trophies facing a much cooler legged rival, but less mentally mean.
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