Her opponents in both the first and second rounds described how they struggled with crowd noise.

Even players a few courts away from the 23-time Grand Slam champion were distracted by cheers.

Serena Williams has put together an incredible, improbable run at the 2022 US Open — more than likely the final tournament

The noise from the crowd coming from Arthur Ashe Stadium - where the 23-time Grand Slam champion has played each of her prime-time matches

was nothing short of explosive. A crowd of nearly 30,000, studded with movie stars, sports icons and even former U.S. presidents,

gave Williams cheering chants and several standing ovations during her first two victories at Flushing Meadows.

Montenegrin Danka Kovinić and Estonia's Anett Kontaveit - Williams' opponents in the first and second rounds

both said they faced noise and bias during matches against the sport's greatest champion. Kovinić, who was ranked world No. 80 heading into this year's US Open,