Serena Williams hailed by rivals as stars pay tribute ahead of US Open swansong Williams will take on Danka Kovinic in the night session on Monday at Flushing Meadows.
Naomi Osaka opens up about Serena Williams: ‘I wouldn’t be here without her’
“She’s introduced people that have never heard of tennis into the sport,” Osaka said about Williams.
US Open: Forget Emma Raducanu - all eyes will be on Serena Williams in what may be her final appearance
It is a tennis story that will be told for as long as the sport exists: how a poor black girl from Compton, Los Angeles, along with her sister and coached by her dad, became the greatest female player ever to play the game, says Sky's Jacquie Beltrao.