US Open 2022 outcomes: Serena, Venus Williams fall to Lucie Hradecká, Linda Nosková in doubles

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Serena Williams’ last run at US Open glory must are available in singles play. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion and her sister, Venus Williams, fell to Lucie Hradecká and Linda Nosková within the first spherical of doubles Thursday. 

Hradecká and Nosková claimed a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over the Williams sisters, spoiling their first doubles match at Flushing Meadows since 2014. The match was a uncommon doubles night time session at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the primary since Mike and Bob Bryan beat Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray within the 2013 males’s quarterfinals. 

With the massive win, Hradecká and Nosková will play Alexa Guarachi and Andreja Klepac within the second spherical of doubles. Guarachi and Klepac are coming off a formidable straight-set victory over Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls.

“Playing against the Williams sisters is a special moment for everybody, everyone, any time,” Nosková mentioned after the match. “So, I was really lucky that I could pair with my doubles partner and we could win and put up a good fight.”

Serena Williams definitely placed on a show in singles the day prior. In entrance of a report night time session crowd of 29,959, Williams defeated World No. 2 Anna Kontaveit to maintain her championship hopes alive in her last Grand Slam occasion. Williams, who’s one US Open title away from passing Chris Evert for probably the most ever, has indicated she is going to retire after the event

Up subsequent for Williams is a Friday match towards unseeded Ajla Tomljanovic, who — on paper, not less than — presents a lot much less of a problem than Kontaveit. As for the seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, her US Open is over after she fell to Alison Van Uytvanck within the first spherical. 

Thursday’s doubles match was seemingly the final look for the Williams sisters collectively. The pair has been totally dominant through the years, successful 14 Grand Slams, which is the second most for a duo within the Open period, behind solely Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova’s 20. 

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