Williams draws peak 3.2m audience for US Open match

Serena Williams (Credit: USTA)

Serena Williams' opening match at the US Open drew an average 2.7 million domestic viewers on ESPN, with the American's straight-sets victory over Danka Kovinic peaking at 3.2 million.

The August 29 match drew widespread anticipation and attention, with the 41-year-old likely competing at her final tournament before retiring from the sport.

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