The 23-time grand slam singles champion heads off into retirement while the tournament also continues without Andy Murray, who lost in four sets to Matteo Berrettini, and Jack Draper, who was halted by injury in his clash with Karen Khachanov.
Defending champion Daniil Medvedev continued his smooth progress to set up a mouth-watering encounter against Nick Kyrgios.
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Tweet of the day
Congrats on an amazing career, @SerenaWilliams!
How lucky were we to be able to watch a young girl from Compton grow up to become one of the greatest athletes of all time.
I'm proud of you, my friend—and I can't wait to see the lives you continue to transform with your talents. pic.twitter.com/VWONEMAwz3
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) September 3, 2022
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Meanwhile in Grandstand:
Pablo Carreno Busta clinches his match with a tweener. ❗ pic.twitter.com/gHMpmpSZOe
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2022
Quote of the day
I really brought something, and bring something, to tennis. The different looks, the fist pumps, the just crazy intensity. Passion I think is a really good word. I just honestly am so grateful that I had this moment and that I'm Serena.
Who’s up next?
— Cameron Norrie (@cam_norrie) September 2, 2022
Norrie faces young Dane Holger Rune in the first match on Grandstand on Saturday while Evans takes on former champion Marin Cilic.