Serena Williams has always had a talent for drama.
Now, with her tennis career winding down – Williams announced her intention earlier this month to suspend her racket after the 2022 US Open – the question is: Can she do it again?
Williams has not won a major tournament since 2017 when she won the Australian Open. It’s been even longer since she last won the US Open – and last lifted the Silver Cup in 2014.
Perhaps winning the jackpot is a distant dream. But for Williams, perhaps the greatest tennis player ever, the opportunity to leave an indelible mark on the court where she was so dominant is tempting.
Williams won her first major title at the US Open. It was 1999 and Williams was just a teenager, unaware of how much success she would achieve over the course of her career. It straddled the green and blue pavement as its iconic white beads swirled in the autumn air.
Now, she is 40 years old. And while the sport has waned, Williams’ desire for “the moment” has not. With a first-round encounter against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic on the agenda, that’s a real force, especially as Williams looks to leave positive memories for fans from her last major competition.
Can Williams beat Kovenic? Only time will prove it. But one thing is for sure: everyone will watch.
Sporting News follows live updates and highlights of the first round match between Serena Williams and Danka Kovinic at the 2022 US Open. Follow below for live scores.
Serena Williams score Danka Kovinich
Live updates against Serena Williams vs. Danka Kovinic, highlights of the 2022 US Open
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8:01 pm: Kovinich takes the fifth game as well. She’s really found her form since losing her first two games, moving around the court rhythmically and tapping into Williams’ nerves.
7:55 pm: Kovinic scored a group 1 score of 2. She’s showing a lot of aggressiveness on the baseline and has been proven effective so far. Williams is still looking a bit annoyed at the moment and Kovinich is taking advantage.
7:50 pm: Kovinic takes the third game of the set. Williams’ serve looked a bit shaky early on, but her comeback has been there so far. Lots of matches to go, however.
7:44 pm: What a show for Serena so far! She pulled into the net to deny Kovinich and then fired in to take Match No. 2. Williams looks just as good as hers. in some time yet.
7:42 PM: Williams with little play to hold the second game at 40-all. She strutted to the right to meet Kovinich’s shot and then dropped a fine shot to freeze her opponent. Moving early really smoothly.
7:37 pm: Williams takes the first game in the match. After some wiggling in the opening frame, Williams put it all together, overcoming a 40-15 deficit to lead 1-0.
7:32 PM: Serena gets her opening match point after Rally Covinic crosses the backcourt line!
7:23 pm: Serena Williams gets a raucous applause as she walks out to Central Court! “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” by Kanye West plays in the background and the atmosphere is energized!
How to watch Serena Williams vs Danka Kovinic at the 2022 US Open
- TV channel: ESPN (USA) | TSN1 (Canada)
- Live broadcast: ESPN+, ESPN3, fuboTV
ESPN will provide coverage of the opening round match of Williams-Covinich. The showdown will also be broadcast live on ESPN+, ESPN3, and fuboTV, Who offers a free trial.
Canadian viewers can watch the match on TSN1 or live stream via TSN.ca and the TSN app.
What time does Serena Williams start against Danka Kovinich?
Serena Williams’ match against Danka Kovinic is expected to begin at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, August 29.
The match will take place on Center Court under the bright lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. It’s a familiar place for Williams.
2022 US Open TV schedule
|Date||time (Eastern time)||American TV channel||Canada TV channel|
|Monday 29 August||11 am||ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN4|
|7 pm||ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN4 / TSN5|
|Tuesday, August 30||11 am||ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN2 / TSN3 / TSN4|
|7 pm||ESPN, ESPN2||TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN4|
|ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN4|
|Wednesday, August 31||11 am||ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN4|
|7 pm||ESPN and ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN4 / TSN5|
|Thursday, September 1||11 am||ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN5|
|7 pm||ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN4 / TSN5|
|Friday 2 September||11 am||ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN4|
|7 pm||ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN3|
|Saturday 3 September||11 am||ESPN2||TSN1 / TSN3|
|11:15 am||ESPN Deportes|
|7 pm||ESPN2||TSN1 / TSN3 / TSN4|
|Sunday 4 September||11 am||ESPN||TSN2 / TSN3 / TSN4|
|the noon||ESPN Deportes|
|7 pm||ESPN2||TSN2 / TSN3|
|Monday 5 September||11 am||ESPN||TSN2 / TSN3 / TSN5|
|the noon||ESPN Deportes|
|7 pm||ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes||TSN2 / TSN3 / TSSN5|
|Tuesday, September 6||the noon||ESPN||TSN1 / TSN4 / TSN5|
|7 pm||TSN1 / TSN4 / TSN5|
|Wednesday 7 September||the noon||ESPN,
|TSN 1 / TSN4 / TSN5|
|7 pm||TSN / TSN4 / TSN5|
|Thursday. September 8||7 p.m. (women’s semi-final rounds)||ESPN and ESPN Deportes||TSN5|
|Friday 9 September||Noon (Men’s Doubles Championship)||ESPN2||TSN3 / 4|
|3 p.m. (men’s semi-final rounds)||ESPN and ESPN Deportes||TSN3/TSN4|
|7 p.m. (men’s semi-final rounds)|
|Saturday, September 10||4 pm (Women’s Championship)||ESPN and ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN4|
|Sunday 11 September||1 p.m. (Women’s Doubles Championship)||ESPN||TSN1 / TSN4|
|4 p.m. (Men’s Championship)||ESPN and ESPN Deportes||TSN1 / TSN4|