Serena Williams Gives Iconic Twirl After Second Round US Open Victory in Queens

Tennis legend Serena Williams, who announced her plan to retire earlier this year, defeated No 2 seed Anett Kontaveit in the second round of women’s singles at the 2022 US Open on Wednesday, August 31.

Jose Benitez posted this video to Twitter as Williams gave the crowd a twirl on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court following her victory over Kontaveit on Wednesday night.

“Tonight I witnessed GREATNESS,” Benitez wrote on Twitter.

The 40-year-old Williams said earlier this summer that this US Open would be her last. Credit: Jose Benitez via Storyful

Video transcript

- That's it.

- Yeah!

[CHEERING]

- Wow. Wow.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[ANNOUNCER ON PA]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- [? Oh my god. ?]

- That's it.

- Yeah!

[CHEERING]

- Wow. Wow.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[ANNOUNCER ON PA]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- [? Oh my god. ?]