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Serena Williams has extended her farewell tour at least two more days.
The 23-time major singles champion overcame early nerves and a misfiring serve to win 6-3, 6-3 over Montenegro’s Danka Kovinić in their US Open first-round match at Arthur Ashe Stadium, launching what’s expected to be the final tournament of her glittering 27-year professional career on a winning note.
Written by Bryan Armen Graham at Flushing Meadows
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