Sports News – US Open

Serena Williams celebrates a point during her first-round match at the US Open on Monday, August 29. She defeated Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3. Serena Wins First Round in US Open – Serena Williams, playing in what is likely the final tennis tournament of her storied career, opened singles play with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Danka Kovinić in the first round of the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Williams will open doubles play with her sister Venus on Wednesday.  Williams will face world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the singles round of 64, also on Wednesday. It will be their first career meeting. After early struggles with her serve Monday evening, Williams took 10 of the final 13 games against Kovinić, a 27-year-old from Montenegro who is ranked 80th in the world. Read more at:  (Steve Almasy/CNN)

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