US Open: Both Serena Williams and Andy Murray have completed their first test at the US Open, and now they are aiming for long runs in New York despite facing quite different second-round challenges.
Williams made sure that the celebrations would last at least a few more days by breaking the Grand Slam’s all-time night session attendance record on Monday. 29,402 spectators flocked to the expansive venue to watch the 23-time major champion battle past Danka Kovinic of Montenegro.
Anett Kontaveit, the second seed from Estonia, is standing by after easily defeating Jaqueline Cristian 6-3, 6-0.
Kontaveit knows that her next trip to Flushing Meadows will be chaotic, but rather than being anxious, she is looking forward to the “unique experience.”
“I’m really excited. I was really rooting for her to win today,” Kontaveit said. “I’ve never played against her. I mean, this is the last chance. Better late than never.
“I think the atmosphere is going to be amazing. I’m really looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be one of those matches this year that I just have no pressure on me. I’ll just get to enjoy and play as good as I can on the day.”