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

Serena Williams will play in what could be the final match of her illustrious career on Monday when she takes on Montenegro's Danka Kovinic in the 2022 US Open first round.

The legendary 40-year-old will call time on her career after playing the 2022 US Open in her home country. The Montenegran Kovinic stands in the way of Serena and a second-round appearance.

Here is everything you need to know about Danka Kovinic heading into this eye-catching first-round US Open encounter.

Who is Danka Kovinic?

Danka Kovinic is a 27-year-old professional tennis player from Cetinje, Montenegro, currently ranked 80th in the Women's Singles world rankings following Round of 32 appearances at the 2022 Australian and French Opens.

This will be Kovinic's fifth US Open appearance, having only progressed beyond the first round in 2020 and 2015, and in Serena Williams, she faces a tough opponent en route to the second round of this tournament.

Kovinic is yet to replicate the heroics that saw her rise to her career-high singles ranking of 46th back in 2016, and recent first-round defeats at the Championnats Banque Nationale de Granby and BNP Paribas Poland Open give little reason for optimism heading into Monday's match.

Where to watch Danka Kovinic vs Serena Williams

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.

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