Will this be Serena Williams’ last appearance on the court in a professional singles match in women’s tennis? It’s not impossible at all…
The 23-time Grand Slam champion’s meeting with Montenegrin Danka Kovinic will start around 2:00 a.m. as the first of the evening session on the Arthur Ashe Court in New York, where the last Slam tournament of the year starts today.
The start of the actual part of the US Open is around 18:00 our time on Monday, and day #1 offers a bunch of interesting matches. They will move well after midnight (7 hours difference between our time and New York time), with Eurosport and Eurosport 2 broadcasts running from 6pm today until probably around 7am on Tuesday morning
And so it will be every day until the finale on September 11 – such a symbolic day for the city of New York.
Highlights of the program tonight and Tuesday morning:
The 40-year-old Serena is playing against Kovinic (No. 80 in the rankings), and the legend’s next loss will be her last. Williams announced her retirement after the tournament. She has 106 US Open victories and has lifted the title there 6 times. Exactly 24 years ago, he debuted with a loss against Irina Spurlea.
Five more New York champions will play on Day #1.
Bianca Andreescu meets the Frenchwoman Harmony Tan in the second match of the program on the “Grandstand” court.
In the men’s category, we will watch the current champion Daniil Medvedev, who will start the tournament symbolically of “Arthur Ashe” at 18:00 our time against Stefan Kozlov (USA). At the same time, Andy Murray played against Francisco Cerundolo (Argentina) in the opening bout of the Louis Armstrong
Stan Wawrinka vs. Corentin Mute in the second match on Court No. 5 is also a former US Open champion, as is Dominic Thiem, who faces Pablo Carreno Busta in the third match on Court No. 17.
Outside the tours of former holders of the trophy, huge interest is caused by the Australian derby of two friends and Czechs – Nick Kyrgios against Thanassi Kokkinakis, the last match of “Arthur Ashe” after the emotion with Serena has passed.
Grigor Dimitrov starts on Tuesday night against American Steve Johnson.