Tiger Woods and Anna Wintour cheer on Serena Williams in her US Open second-round match


Tiger Woods and Anna Wintour were among a star-studded crowd for Serena Williams‘ second-round match at the US Open Wednesday against Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit.

Golf star Woods was spotted alongside girlfriend Erica Herman in the stands of the famous Arthur Ashe court at Flushing Meadows.

The two were later joined by Venus Williams, who is set to begin women’s doubles play with Serena tomorrow. 

Elsewhere in the stands of Ashe were Vogue editor Anna Wintour, a tennis aficionado who was in the crowd on Monday for Serena’s first round match. Film director Spike Lee also made his second appearance at one of Williams’ matches this tournament.

Actress Zendaya was spotted in the stands of Arthur Ashe for the first time this tournament, as were models Gigi and Bella Hadid.

Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian was without their daughter Olympia, but still cheering her on with other members of her family. 

Having previously announced her intention to ‘evolve’ away from tennis after this year’s US Open (don’t say ‘retirement’), Williams breezed by her first-round opponent, Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic, 6-3, 6-3, in Queens on Monday night.

Tiger Woods alongside girlfriend Erica Herman watches Serena Williams in action at US Open

Tiger Woods at the US Open watching Serena Williams

Tiger Woods alongside girlfriend Erica Herman watches Serena Williams in action at US Open

The pair were later joined by Venus Williams who will play doubles with Serena tomorrow

The pair were later joined by Venus Williams who will play doubles with Serena tomorrow

Anna Wintour before the match

Anna Wintour before the match

Anna Wintour was also in the crowd for Williams’ second-round match at Flushing Meadows

Actress and singer Zendaya watched on at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows

Actress and singer Zendaya watched on at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows

Models Gigi and Bella Hadid watch on during Serena Williams' match against Anett Kontaveit

Models Gigi and Bella Hadid watch on during Serena Williams’ match against Anett Kontaveit

Film director Spike Lee reacts in the stands of Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows

Film director Spike Lee reacts in the stands of Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows

Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian watches on as she played her second round match

Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian watches on as she played her second round match

Tennis legend Billie Jean King is in the stands as Serena Williams plays her second round match

Tennis legend Billie Jean King is in the stands as Serena Williams plays her second round match

23-time Grand Slam champ announced she is 'evolving' away from tennis earlier this month

23-time Grand Slam champ announced she is ‘evolving’ away from tennis earlier this month

Serena’s second-round started off well, winning a tiebreak 7-4 to take the first set 7-6. However, Kontaveit has asserted herself in the second set, seeing Williams start down 1-4.

In the first-round match at what is expected to be the last US Open – and last tournament – of her remarkable playing career, Williams overcame a shaky start to overwhelm Kovinic in straight sets.

Early, Williams was not at her best. There were double-faults. Other missed strokes, missed opportunities. She went up 2-0, but then quickly trailed 3-2. Then, suddenly, Williams, less than a month from turning 41, looked a lot more like someone with six championships at Flushing Meadows and 23 Grand Slam titles in all – numbers never exceeded by anyone in the professional era of tennis, which began in 1968.

She rolled through the end of that opening set, capping it with a service winner she reacted to with clenched fists and her trademark cry of ‘Come on!’ The more than 23,000 in attendance rose for a raucous standing ovation – and did so again when the 1-hour, 40-minute contest was over, celebrating as if another trophy had been earned.

That match saw a whole host of celebrities come out, including 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

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

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 dog during Monday's first-round match

Mike Tyson was seen alongside retired tennis legend, Martina Navratilova, and her well-behaved lap dog during Monday’s first-round match

Vera Wang looks on prior to the match between Serena Williams of the United States and Danika Kovinic of Montenegro on Monday

Vera Wang looks on prior to the match between Serena Williams of the United States and Danika Kovinic of Montenegro on Monday

Actor Anthony Anderson is seen prior to the match between Serena Williams and Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on Monday

Actor Anthony Anderson is seen prior to the match between Serena Williams and Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on Monday

Lindsey Vonn reacts during Serena Williams' first-round win over Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on Day 1 of the US Open

Lindsey Vonn reacts during Serena Williams’ first-round win over Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on Day 1 of the US Open 



Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

How Miles Teller Totally Broke Royal Protocol Meeting Prince William and Kate Middleton Mila Kunis Reveals Why She and Ashton Kutcher Don’t Close Bathroom Doors at Home With Kids Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Were Engaged for 9 Months Before Paternity Lawsuit Selena Gomez Speaks Out About Kindness After Hailey Bieber’s Tell All Interview Shane Warne’s child, Jackson, shares recordings of ‘harmful ladies despising’ powerhouse Andrew Tate: ‘I really do concur with a couple of the things he says’ Kate and William to greet Americans ‘sleeping on the streets’ amid US visit ‘He said “take your bra off”… I was 15’: Supermodel Kate Moss reveals in unflinching detail how she fled a photoshoot in tears after being targeted by fashion industry predator as a teenager How to get early access to the MultiVersus open beta – usnewspress Gunman kills 3 people in Indiana mall shooting, police say Top 10 sizzling sex secrets to Spice Up Your Sex Life Stellantis Announces Termination of Jeep Venture With China’s GAC Memphis police thwart potential mass shooting at arena: Officials 4 dead after argument between 2 groups leads to shooting at north Harris County apartment complex, sheriff says US soprano, offended by blackface, pulls out of Italy opera 10 Top Romantic Getaways in New Jersey Ricky Martin’s Attorney Says Allegations of a Sexual Relationship with His Nephew Are ‘Untrue’ 8 Best Semiconductor Stocks To Buy Amid a Global Chip Shortage : USA Le’Veon Bell Reflects on Lost Season With Steelers in Retirement Post Updates on Tiger Woods from Round 1 of The Open PETE ALONSOI’M DEALING W/ ‘PRETTY BAD PTSD’… Over March Car Crash