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Serena Williams stormed back in the third set and defeated world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit in the second round the US Open in what will probably be the last Grand Slam tournament of her career.
Williams was asked after the match what changed for her, coming out of the toilet break before the final set. The reporter remarked this Novak Djokovic can go to the bathroom to splash water on his face or give himself positive affirmations to end his match.
The legendary tennis star painted a different picture.
“I just got lighter,” Williams said, laughing. “Use your imagination. But it wasn’t number two, so…”
Williams dominated the third and final set 6-2 after Kontaveit won the second set by the same score. She fired in the third set and put the first two games in her favor. After Kontaveit won game three at a breakpoint, Williams retaliated and then won game five, giving them a comfortable 4-1 lead.
Kontaveit would win the next game but from there it would all be Williams, who dominated to a 6-2 win as she was showered by the roar of fans in Queens.
“I love this crowd,” Williams said, smiling after the game.
“Oh my god, it’s really fantastic. There’s still a little bit left in me. We’ll see.”
Williams will hope to prove she still has some of it Tank on the third lap against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic, who beat Evgeniya Rodina in three sets on a separate court on Wednesday night.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.