More

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

    A-list crowd! Tiger Woods, Anna Wintour, Zendaya and the Hadid sisters are among stars cheering on Serena Williams in her second-round US Open match – as the 23-time Grand Slam champion looks to stave off retirement with another win

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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, seeing Williams lose the second set 2-6. Midway through the decisive final set, Serena is up 4-1 on Kontaveit with four games to go.

    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

    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

    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

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

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

    The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

    Add your comment

    By posting your comment you agree to our house rules.

    We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.

    You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our Privacy Policy.

    This content was originally published here.

    Latest articles

    spot_imgspot_img

    Related articles

    Leave a reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    spot_imgspot_img