Serena Williams will make her last ever US Open debut on Monday, August 29th.
Serena Williams’ career is winding down, and she’ll make one last appearance at the US Open this week. The announcement of her retirement earlier this month marked the start to a bittersweet end to a great professional career from one of the all-time greatest athletes in sports, hands down.
The announcement will allow fans to savor the last moments of her career, with the US Open being the last tournament she will participate in. It’s fitting for the American to end her career on the courts in Flushing Meadows.
The opening round draw for Serena matched her up with Danka Kovinic of Montenegro. Kovinic sounded elated and honored to be Williams’ first opponent in the prestigious event. While tennis fans hope not, she could also be her last ever professional opponent in a singles tournament.
Kovinic has never won a Grand Slam tournament, but has made it to the third round twice this year in the Australian Open and French Open. She has made it to the second round of the US Open in 2015 and 2020.
Williams hasn’t won the US Open since 2014, and hasn’t been to the Finals since 2019. Her last Grand Slam tournament win was in 2017 at the Australian Open when she defeated her sibling, Venus.
What time is Serena Williams vs Danka Kovinic at the US Open?
Serena Williams and Danka Kovinic will go up against each other at 7 PM ET on Monday, August 29th at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Serena Williams vs Danka Kovinic TV channel
Serena Williams vs Danka Kovinic will be aired on ESPN.
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Serena Williams vs Danka Kovinic prediction
The odds will be stacked against Danka Kovinic in the opening round of the US Open. The emotions will be 100 percent swayed in Serena’s favor with it being her last appearance in a professional tournament. The fact that it’s on her home soil will only sway the audience in her direction even more.
Williams has not performed spectacularly this year, but what’s left to leave in the tank? Williams knows this is her last tournament, and while she also has the doubles left to play alongside her sister Venus at the US Open, she undoubtedly will want to leave it all out on the floor for her last solo go.
An athlete like Williams leaving it all out there is going to be nearly impossible to stop.
Prediction: Serena Williams advances.
Serena Williams vs Danka Kovinic odds
On the moneyline, Williams is a favorite at -365, with Kovinic the underdog at +285. More details on the spread and total can be found at BetSided.