The Open Championship of US Tennis 2022 is in full swing, with Harriet Dart’s win on the first day of the tournament inspiring many, and Serena William’s subsequent rout against Danka Kovinic revealed this.
During training earlier this month, Williams announced that the upcoming U.S. Open would be her grand finale, drawing an end to a 27-year game that has seen her transcend tennis.
And the 40-year-old who pushed herself to one more match under the spotlights at 6-3, 6-3 was erected.
Williams, who won 23 Grand Slams, described the passionate reaction of Flushing Meadows’ attendees when overcoming a challenging start.
She was saying that when she walked out, the stadium was really intense. It was loud and she could feel it in her heart. It was an incredible feeling, the 6-time US Open champion stated.
Additionally, she said, “That was a very valuable experience, Yeah that really helped a lot.”
Dart, meanwhile, beat world No 9 Daria Kasatkina of Russia over three exhausting sets to secure the biggest win of her career and edge closer to potentially overtaking Emma Raducanu as the British No 1.
US Open Tennis 2022: A Look At The Upcoming Tournament
When Does The US Open Start?
The US Open Tennis Championship began at Flushing Meadows on Monday, August 29, and will conclude on Sunday, September 11.
What Time Will It Start?
Play is likely to start at the outer courts at 3 p.m. BST in the earliest rounds and 4 p.m. on the show courts. The games may run late, perhaps until after midnight depending on the schedule of each game.
What British Players Are In Action?
In total, seven British players have direct entry into the singles draws.
British No 1 Cameron Norrie is seeded in the top eight for the first time at a grand slam at seven and will face unpredictable Frenchman Benoit Paire on Tuesday.
On Monday, Andy Murray cruised past Argentina’s 24th seed Francisco Cerundolo while Kyle Edmund, playing singles at a grand slam for the first time in two years following three knee operations, was knocked out in straight sets by fifth seed Casper Ruud.
Debutant Jack Draper overcame Finn Emil Ruusuvuori, while 20th seed Dan Evans faces Czech Jiri Vesely in round one.
In the women’s singles, as well Raducanu took on Alize Cornet on Tuesday, while Harriet Dart secured a superb upset win over 10th seed Daria Kasatkina on Monday.
What TV Channel Is It On In The UK?
Amazon Prime Sport has exclusive rights to the US Open. A subscription to Amazon Prime Video costs £7.99 a month, with a 30-day free trial.
You can also get unlimited streaming access to Amazon Prime Video as part of a full Amazon Prime membership, which costs £79 a year or, to avoid a lengthy annual contract, £7.99 a month.
Replays will be available around 15 minutes after each match ends and there will be daily highlights.
Alternatively, you can return to follow all the key games on our dedicated live blogs.
How Can I Watch It In The US?
In the US live coverage of the last grand slam of the year is exclusive to ESPN and ESPN2. However, the Tennis Channel will also show encore matches and another non-live programming.
How Can I Buy US Open Tickets?
US Open tickets are currently on general sale and can be purchased on the official tournament website.
How Much Money Does The Winner Receive?
Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will receive a cheque for $2,500,000 so just over £2.2 million.
What Is The Latest News?
Andy Murray, Jack Draper, and Harriet Dart all claimed victories on a very successful first day of the US Open for Great Britain.
Murray kicked things off with his first straight-set victory at a grand slam for five years, defeating Argentinian 24th seed Francisco Cerundolo 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.
Murray will next take on young American Emilio Nava as he bids to reach the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2016.
Although Draper’s clash with Finn Emil Ruusuvuori was his first senior match in New York, such has been his meteoric rise this season that he was already viewed as someone to avoid in the draw.
And that will not change after an efficient 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 success to set up an intriguing second-round clash against sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime.
The result of the day from a British perspective came from Dart, who stunned 10th seed Daria Kasatkina 7-6, 1-6, 6-3 for her first victory over a top-10 player.