Serena Williams will lead off the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium again, this time against the No. 2-ranked player in women’s tennis. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion faces second-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, trying to prolong what could be the last tournament of her career. Williams started it Monday by beating Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3 for her record 107th singles victory in Flushing Meadows. Her match will be followed by No. 1 Daniil Medvedev, who continues his U.S. Open title defense against Arthur Rinderknech of France. Andy Murray and Coco Gauff are in afternoon action along with Nick Kyrgios and Ons Jabeur, the runners-up at Wimbledon. First-round doubles play is also scheduled.
Mostly sunny. High of 87 degrees Fahrenheit (31 Celsius).
0-4 — Venus Williams’ record in 2022 after losing in the first round of the U.S. Open. She has won at least one match on tour every year since 1994.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Every American that I encountered and told them I’m retiring, their first reaction was, ‘Congratulations.’ Every European I told this, they were, ‘Oh, my God, what are you going to do now?’ I have to say the last few days, I’ve embraced the American way of looking at it a little bit more.” — Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, after losing her final match before ending her career.