The final Serena Williams campaign undoubtedly had a significant impact on the US Open’s attendance record. The US Open attracted 776,120 spectators this year. The previous record was set in 2019, when 737,872 spectators turned out for the season’s last Grand Slam.
It was very clear that the US Open would draw a sizable crowd going into the event this year. Williams declared that the US Open will be her farewell competition three weeks prior to the event.
Over 80,000 people saw Williams‘ three-match single-handedly event. After Williams‘ first-round encounter against Danka Kovinic drew 29,402 spectators, the US Open broke its attendance record for one match. A new record was established two days later when 29,959 people showed up to see Williams defeat second-seeded Anett Kontaveit.
More over 23,000 people watched the third-round match, which Williams lost to Ajla Tomljanovic.
Williams praised the audience during the US Open.
Williams expressed her appreciation for the tremendous support she has received throughout her farewell tournament after falling to Tomljanovic in the third round.
“Today had some truly wonderful moments. This week has been pretty nice, not today specifically. Just so much love and support. Amazing and overwhelming all at once. Additionally, I had the impression that the entire audience was trying to get me to skip the queue.
I’m incredibly appreciative of that. Sincerely, I believe that my level returning will be what I remember the most. I believe that I am quite appreciative of that. Being able to play at such a high level while also getting better is fantastic.
I have no idea how at my age. Williams, who turned 41 this month, said, “I believe that’s a really fantastic memory for me. I may not have won the US Open, but winning two matches was a great effort for the American.