Tiger Woods and Anna Wintour had been amongst a star-studded crowd for Serena Williams’ second-round match on the US Open Wednesday in opposition to Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit.
Golf star Woods was noticed alongside girlfriend Erica Herman in the stands of the well-known Arthur Ashe courtroom at Flushing Meadows.
The two had been later joined by Venus Williams, who is about to start ladies’s doubles play with Serena tomorrow.
Elsewhere in the stands of Ashe had been Vogue editor Anna Wintour, a tennis aficionado who was in the gang on Monday for Serena’s first spherical match. Film director Spike Lee additionally made his second look at one in every of Williams’ matches this match.
Actress Zendaya was noticed in the stands of Arthur Ashe for the primary time this match, as had been fashions Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian was with out their daughter Olympia, however nonetheless cheering her on with different members of her household.
Having beforehand introduced her intention to ‘evolve’ away from tennis after this year’s US Open (do not say ‘retirement’), Williams breezed by her first-round opponent, Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic, 6-3, 6-3, in Queens on Monday evening.
Tiger Woods alongside girlfriend Erica Herman watches Serena Williams in motion at US Open
The pair had been later joined by Venus Williams who will play doubles with Serena tomorrow
Anna Wintour was additionally in the gang for Williams’ second-round match at Flushing Meadows
Actress and singer Zendaya watched on at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows
Models Gigi and Bella Hadid watch on throughout Serena Williams’ match in opposition to Anett Kontaveit
Film director Spike Lee reacts in the stands of Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows
Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian watches on as she performed her second spherical match
Tennis legend Billie Jean King is in the stands as Serena Williams performs her second spherical match
23-time Grand Slam champ introduced she is ‘evolving’ away from tennis earlier this month
Serena’s second-round began off nicely, successful a tiebreak 7-4 to take the primary set 7-6. However, Kontaveit has asserted herself, seeing Williams lose the second set 2-6. In the decisive remaining set, Serena is up 5-2 on Kontaveit and is just one recreation away from transferring on to the third spherical.
In the first-round match at what is predicted to be the final US Open – and final match – of her exceptional enjoying career, Williams overcame a shaky begin to overwhelm Kovinic in straight units.
Early, Williams was not at her finest. There had been double-faults. Other missed strokes, missed alternatives. She went up 2-0, however then rapidly trailed 3-2. Then, all of a sudden, Williams, lower than a month from turning 41, appeared much more like somebody with six championships at Flushing Meadows and 23 Grand Slam titles in all – numbers by no means exceeded by anybody in the skilled period of tennis, which started in 1968.
She rolled by way of the tip of that opening set, capping it with a service winner she reacted to with clenched fists and her trademark cry of ‘Come on!’ The greater than 23,000 in attendance rose for a raucous standing ovation – and did so once more when the 1-hour, 40-minute contest was over, celebrating as if one other trophy had been earned.
That match noticed an entire host of celebrities come out, together with Vera Wang, Mike Tyson, Hugh Jackman, Bill Clinton, Anthony Anderson, Huma Abedin, Spike Lee, Rebel Wilson, Lindsey Vonn, and New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor.
Actor Hugh Jackman (C) watches Serena Williams play Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in their first-round match Monday
Former US President William J. Clinton (C) watches Serena Williams of the US play Danka Kovinic of Montenegro Monday
Mike Tyson was seen alongside retired tennis legend, Martina Navratilova, and her well-behaved lap canine throughout Monday’s first-round match
Vera Wang appears to be like on previous to the match between Serena Williams of the United States and Danika Kovinic of Montenegro on Monday
Actor Anthony Anderson is seen previous to the match between Serena Williams and Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on Monday
Lindsey Vonn reacts throughout Serena Williams’ first-round win over Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on Day 1 of the US Open