US Open 2022: Serena Williams is all set to face No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit after winning her first-round match.

Williams beat Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3 in front of a loud crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

In the first set, Williams's double faults hurt her. She overcame some early nerves to win by a score of 6-3.

In the second set, Williams became more sure of herself, and Kovinic lost control of the match. Williams won another set by a score of 6-3 to move on.

Williams is 99-3 at the US Open when she wins the first set, and she continues to be the best when she does that. In her last 11 matches at Flushing Meadows, Williams has made it to the semifinals each time.

Based on this first-round match, everyone in the stadium was on her side. When Williams walked onto the court, Arthur Ashe Stadium went crazy. People cheered every time she won a point.

Serena Williams wore a figure skating-inspired Nike dress in the US Open that she designed. The dress was made of 6 layers to honour her 6 past titles at Flushing.

Her NikeCourt Flare 2 shoes include a diamond-encrusted Swoosh and solid gold lace deubrés with 400 hand-set diamonds.

After the match, Williams talked to CBS Mornings' Gayle King about how much the fans meant to her.

Williams said that when you're interested in something, it's hard to leave. “Sometimes it's hard to leave. Even for me. I've been thinking about what to do. Fitting. Plus! I thought, "This is the time." I care about my family. The story goes on. Evolution. "