Who is Anett Kontaveit? Everything you need to know about Serena Williams' 2022 US Open opponent

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Legendary tennis star Serena Williams will play in what could be her final ever match on Wednesday as she faces up to Anett Kontaveit in the second round of the 2022 US Open.

The iconic 40-year-old has announced that she will retire from professional tennis at the end of the 2022 US Open following an illustrious career that produced 23 Grand Slam singles titles.


The home hero cruised past Danka Kovinic in the first round of the tournament but now faces a tough test in Anett Kontaveit. Here is all the key information ahead of this anticipated encounter.

Who is Anett Kontaveit?

Williams' second-round opponent will be World No.2 Anett Kontaveit, who is looking to end her 2022 campaign on a high, following disappointing exits in the first two rounds at each of the last three Grand Slams.

Kontaveit is one of the favourites to win the US Open this summer and will prove a stern test for one of the sport's biggest names, having twice reached the round of 16, back in 2015 and 2020.


The 26-year-old Estonian has six singles titles to her name and a further nine runners-up finishes but is still searching for her first Grand Slam title.

Where to watch Serena Williams vs Anett Kontaveit

British tennis fans will be able to watch the 2022 US Open Grand Slam via Amazon Prime Video, with the streaming platform serving as the UK's exclusive broadcaster this summer.

For US tennis fans, ESPN is the place to go in order to watch this summer's US Open matches.