Serena Williams begins US Open with a convincing singles win

Serena Williams, playing in what is likely the final tennis tournament of her storied career, opened singles play with a 6-3,

Williams will open doubles play with her sister Venus on Wednesday.

Williams will face world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the singles round of 64

also on Wednesday. It will be their first career meeting.

After early struggles with her serve Monday evening,

Williams took 10 of the final 13 games against Kovinić

a 27-year-old from Montenegro who is ranked 80th in the world.

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