23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will face Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the 2022 US Open on Friday.
Williams has started her final dance in New York as she will be giving up her racquet for good after her run here. Despite the monumental occasion, she played with total freedom. The former world No. 1 easily defeated Danka Kovinic in straight sets in the first round.
She took on world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit in the second round and was thoroughly tested by her. The American won a hard-fought opening set, but her opponent stormed back to win the next set.
Williams grabbed an early break in the deciding set but squandered that lead soon enough. But like countless times before, she increased her level and won the match 7:6 (4), 2:6, 6:2.
Where is Serena Williams playing?
Williams is currently competing in the US Open, the final Grand Slam tournament of the season. She is a six-time champion at the venue and has finished second on a further four occasions. She is making her first appearance here since 2020 when she lost to Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals.
Who is Serena Williams’ next opponent?
Serena Williams meets world No. 46 Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round. The Aussie has reached this stage at the US Open for the second consecutive year but has yet to progress beyond this round. The Aussie delivered a straight-set win over Karolina Muchova in the first round, but had to dig deep to defeat Evgeniya Rodina in the next round, claiming a hard-fought three-set win.
Tomljanovic has been in good form for the past few weeks. She reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and also made the last eight in Cincinnati ahead of the US Open. But Williams was in great form himself, so the stage is set for an exciting showdown. They haven’t faced each other before, so the head-to-head game currently stands at 0-0.
Schedule Serena Williams vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
The schedule for Friday has not yet been determined. So far, however, Williams has been allocated the first game of the evening session at Arthur Ashe Stadium and that will likely be the case again.
Date: September 2, 2022 (US, Canada and UK); September 3, 2022 (Central Europe, Australia & India)
Time: 19:00 local time/ 23:00 GMT/ 1:00 CET/ 4:30 IST
Serena Williams vs. Ajla Tomljanovic match streaming details
Viewers from the following countries can watch Williams vs. Tomljanovic live on their respective channels and websites:
United States of America – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN++.
Canada – TSN and RDS.
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland – Amazon Prime Video.
Australia – Fox Sports & SBS.
Middle East and North Africa – be in sports.
Africa southern of the Sahara – super sport.
China – Iqiyi & video surveillance.
Europe – Eurosport.
Japan – Wow.
Latin America and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean – ESPN International.
India – Sony Six, Sony Ten and Sony Liv.
Live streaming will also be available on Tennis TV and the US Open website.