Sports World Reacts To Serena Williams' Big Win Tonight
Serena Williams turned back the clock Wednesday night with a remarkable U.S. Open victory.
An underdog in her second-round matchup, Williams extended her singles career by defeating No. 2 Anett Kontaveit in three sets.
In front of a raucous New York crowd, the 40-year-old recorded 11 aces in a vintage performance.
"This is what I do best," Williams said in the post-match interview, per Howard Fendrich of the Associated Press. "I love a challenge and I’m rising to the challenge."
NBA superstars Stephen Curry and Chris Paul both bowed down to the 23-time Grand Slam champion.
Williams got eliminated from Wimbledon's first round in July and last year.
This is the farthest she's advanced in a major tournament since making the fourth round of the 2021 French Open.
Fans are eager to see if she can continue a storybook run in Queens.
Williams will face Ajla Tomljanovi, the No. 46-ranked player seeking her first singles title, in the third round.