Despite Thrashing Defeat, Zendaya’s Presence Made Serena Williams’ US Open Opponent Drop a Grateful Message: ‘Life Is Crazy’

Published 09/02/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

To say that the US Open women’s finals were eventful would be an understatement. The world witnessed Serena Williams extend her career on Wednesday night by outlasting world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit in the U.S. Open. She defeated Kontaveit on Wednesday night in a nail-biting three-set match with a score of 7-6, 2-6, 6-2.

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Kontaveit’s nightmare turning into reality

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For many sports fans, Williams’ victory was a memorable moment, but Kontaveit’s experience must have been extremely different. She experienced a sizable portion of the crowd supporting Serena Williams. Tiger Woods, Zendaya, and other superstars witnessed Williams’ final tournament, something Kontaveit wasn’t anticipating.

Kontaveit took to Instagram to describe how insane the entire night was after the defeat.

One day ur in Soho drinking boba with ur mum the next day or playing tennis against Serena in front of Zendaya. Life is crazy,” she wrote.

To date, Anett Kontaveit has never won a championship. In spite of all these factors, she will still have many opportunities to compete for a major title in the future, given her rise to No. 2 in the world rankings.

Taking on Serena Williams in her final tournament would be difficult for anyone, let alone someone with no connection to the U.S. Open crowd.

What’s next for Serena Williams

As Serena Williams gets ready to leave the court after this year’s U.S. Open, she plans to spend more time on her other passion, and that’s investing in her new businesses.

Aug 8, 2022; Toronto, ON, Canada; Serena Williams (USA) reacts after defeating Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) in first round play in the National Bank Open at Sobeys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The 40-year-old has won 23 Grand Slam titles and has been investing in startups for almost ten years.

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The “strong, sexy, elegant” S by Serena clothing line is owned by the tennis legend. She also runs Serena Ventures, a company that lends money to start-ups and companies all around the world.

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She participates in numerous other charities. She also took on the role of spokesperson for the Purple Purse Project, a program of the Allstate Foundation that supports victims of domestic violence, in 2017. As a result, this may hint that she may eventually take over her business and manage the charities.

We all are aware of the fact that the future belongs to those who understand their past and Serena Williams has got it all figured out.

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Sampreet Shetty

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Sampreet Shetty is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. After earning his bachelor’s degree in engineering, he started his professional career as a content writer. He is an Andy Murray fan and avidly follows his exploits on the ATP tour.

Edited By: Jito Tenson

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