The 2022 US Open kicks off on Monday and we see the GOAT in prime time. Serena Williams will open the tournament with a first round match against Montenegro wild card Danka Kovinic. Their match kicks off at 7 p.m. ET at Arthur Ashe Stadium and will be broadcast on ESPN2. A live stream will be available on WatchESPN.
Williams is playing in her last tournament before retiring and will be looking to win a seventh title at Flushing Meadows. She won the tournament in 1999, 2002, 2008 and 2012-2014. She missed last year’s tournament through injury and had previously made a semi-final in 2020 and finals in 2019 and 2018.
Kovinic lost in the first round of the US Open last year and in the second round the year before. His best Grand Slam performance is a pair of third-round appearances this year at the Australian Open and French Open.
This is the very first game between Williams and Kovinic. Williams is a -370 favorite to win in the DraftKings Sportsbook, while Kovinic is a +285 underdog. Williams is at +5000 to win the tournament and Kovinic at +25000. The winner of this match advances to face the winner of the match between No. 2 Anett Kontaveit and unseeded Jaqueline Adina Cristian.