US Open 2022  Ajla Tomljanovic vs Serena Williams 

NorthBridge Times

September 1, 2022

Williams is set to play Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic on Friday after defeating world No. 2 Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in the second round.

Williams won the first set 7-6 in a tiebreak but lost the second 2-6. 

The third set was then entirely under her control, and she won it 6-4 to take the match. 

Williams told the crowd after the match. 

This is what I do best. I love a challenge, I love rising to the challenge.  

Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion in singles, recently announced that she was "evolving away from tennis." 

This could be Serena Williams' last US Open tennis tournament as she has stated she wants to focus on starting a family and pursuing her business interests. 

She will team up with her older sister Venus Williams for the doubles tournament on Thursday night before her match with Australia's Ajla Tomljanović on Friday. 

I'm so excited for doubles, I was like, it's been so long, we've got to play it there, we've got to bring it back. 

Williams said,

On Friday, Williams will compete against Ajla Tomljanović in the third round. 

29-year-old Ajla Tomljanović is a Croatian-Australian professional tennis player. 

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