Monday has come and gone, and it will remain a memorable experience for tennis star Serena Williams because, on that day, she defeated Danka Kovinic in what was her first match of her last U.S. Open.
Williams was in top form from the outset, easily snatching a 6-3, 6-3 win against her rival at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows in New York City.
That location holds a special significance for Williams because it was the same site where she snatched her first U.S. Open win in 1999 when she was just 17 years old. The years passed, and she mastered the game and won many titles.
Returning to the court was more like a homecoming, and she ensured it ended on a memorable note – in victory. Her win might raise the clamour for her continued stay in the day, especially given the recent hint that she might be retiring from tennis.
She’s had a decades-long career and made significant progress. But as she had noted, there is a life beyond tennis, and she would love to explore that life. It remains to be seen when she will eventually exit the game. But, for now, Williams is having a great time on the court.