Serena Williams opened the US Open with a convincing singles win.

She celebrates a point during her first round in our opening.

She is playing in possibly the final tennis tournament of her storied career.

Serena opens doubles play with her sister on Wednesday.

She will play world No. 2 Annette Kontaveit in the No. 64 singles round.

This will be their first career meeting.

Serena played in 10 of the final 13 matches against Kovinic.

She said she got a boost from the vocal crowd of about 24,000 people.

This was Williams’ third match since announcing she was “retiring from tennis”.

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