free counter
World

Hugh Jackman, Bella Hadid and More Stars Watch Serena Williams at U.S. Open

Some of Hollywood’s biggest names turned up to Flushing Meadows to watch Serena Williams play her last ever U.S. Open.

Williams, 40, revealed she plans to retire after this grand slam to focus on her family and other business pursuits.

The tennis star defeated Montenegro’s Danka Kovinić in straights sets in her opening match as a slew of A-Listers watched on.

Hugh Jackman and wife Deborah Lee Furness were seated in front of Black-ish actor Anthony Anderson at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The Wolverine actor seemed very excited to be there and was spotted taking photos with his smartphone as Williams entered the arena.


Other big names in attendance included Vogue editor Anna Wintour in whose magazine Williams announced her intentions to retire.

Actress and rapper Queen Latifah cheered Williams on from the stands wearing a t-shirt with “GOAT” [greatest of all time] emblazoned across the front.

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton hosted the president’s suite in which Mike Tyson was spotted sitting.

Comedic actress Rebel Wilson looked chic in a pink suit and small Birkin bag alongside her new girlfriend Ramona Agruma.

The pair held hands and smooched throughout the game after they were forced to go public with their relationship earlier this year, when an Australian newspaper was accused of outing her.

Another famous face who brought their other half to the game included Bella Hadid who was there with boyfriend Marc Kalman.

The pair enjoyed snacks and beer from the concession stands while they chatted to rapper Offset who was sitting beside them.

News anchor Gayle King sat beside actress Laverne Cox before heading down to the court to interview Serena live.

Following her first round victory, Williams told CBS Morning’s King that the crowd was so animated that it “really helped pull [her] through,” adding, “I was really pumped. I was like, ‘Yes, I got this.'”

Other celebrities in attendance were director Spike Lee, New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor and model Ashley Graham who cheered Serena’s win with her friends.

Williams is due to return to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to face number two seed Anett Kontaveit on Wednesday 31 August.

A specific time for their match has not yet been confirmed by the tournament organizers.

Read More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker