US Open 2022: Serena Williams drawing record-high attendance, ticket prices surging for her matches

Although Serena Williams is retiring quickly, the 23-time Grand Slam champ still has “a little bit left” in the tank as she continues her 2022 United States Open run. Williams advanced to the 3rd round after removing world No. 2 Annett Kontaveit in Wednesday’s 2nd round, which suggests fans are hurrying to get tickets to see the veteran contend a minimum of one more time. 

According to StubHub, United States Open ticket sales have actually increased by more than 20% considering that her win over Kontaveit on Aug. 31. Tickets on the site for her Friday night match versus Ajla Tomljanovac start at $431 each. That ticket is likewise great to view No. 1 Daniil Medvedev handle Wu Yibing after the Williams vs. Tomljanovac match.

“Serena Williams’ matches are the hottest ticket in sports right now, as fans flock to watch the star advance – sales on StubHub for her Friday night session have doubled overnight,” stated Adam Budelli, a representative for StubHub. “Demand on StubHub for this year’s US Open is tracking to soon surpass the entirety of sales for last year’s tournament, with nearly a third of the overall sales driven by the opportunity to watch Serena make her final run.”

Each of Williams’ 2 songs matches at this year’s United States Open have actually set brand-new participation records for the competition. Her first-round match versus Danka Kovinic drew 29,402 fans, and 2 days later on 29,959 fans concerned see Williams handle Kontaveit in the 2nd round. 

That’s excellent, although not unexpected, thinking about the top-ranked guys’s and ladies’s gamers — Medvedev and Iga Swiatek — are still contending. Other stars still in the 2022 United States Open consist of Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios and Coco Gauff. Venus Williams was contending in the competition too, however she was gotten rid of in the preliminary. The 2 Williams siblings played doubles together on Thursday night, ultimately being up to the Czech duo of Linda Nosková and Lucie Hradecká.

Williams, unseeded at this year’s competition, will be handling Tomljanovac on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Her success versus Kontaveit was thought about an upset, however she is presently a preferred in her third-round match.

Click here for whatever you require to understand about the 2022 United States Open, consisting of ratings, schedules and how to view. 

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