Serena Williams vs. Ajla Tomljanovic live updates, results, reactions

Serena Williams had given all she could and even still it looked like it may not be enough, taking the opening set against Anett Kontaveit before dropping the second 2-6.

Serena Williams had given all she could and even still it looked like it may not be enough, taking the opening set against Anett Kontaveit before dropping the second 2-6.

The boisterous crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium rode every point and will continue to do so as Williams’ US Open fairytale stays alive for another day.

Williams will face Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, who defeated Evgeniya Rodina earlier in the day, in the third round.

The curtains had to close on Serena Williams’ illustrious career one way or another, but the way it actually unfolded under the bright lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium Friday night did the superstar’s legacy justice.

After a highly competitive, three-set match that featured absolutely superb tennis against a player who grew up idolizing her, Williams’ iconic career came to an admirable end with a 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1 loss to Ajla Tomljanović in front of an adoring crowd

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