Serena Williams beat her older sister Venus in a 6-2,1-6, 6-3 win, and will play in the semifinals on Thursday

By Char Adams
Updated September 09, 2015 10:30 AM
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A slew of stars came out Tuesday night to see Serena Williams take on her older sister Venus Williams in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

A-listers like Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas were in the stands at the Arthur Ashe stadium in New York City to watch the sisters battle it out.

Serena’s pal Kim Kardashian, who recently had tea with the tennis star, was there with little sister Kendall Jenner.

And the fans were not disappointed. Serena and Venus fought hard in the highly anticipated match, but in the end, 33-year-old Serena was victorious. The 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, win over Venus, 35, brings Serena just two matches away from making history with a calendar-year Grand Slam – a feat not accomplished since 1988.

Serena will face the unseeded Roberta Vinci, of Italy, in the U.S. Open semifinals on Thursday. The women’s finals are scheduled for Saturday.

In between action on the court, Kendall and Gigi entertained themselves by playfully whispering secrets in each others’ ears.

Winfrey attended the match with her longtime friend Gayle King. Republican presidential frontrunner Trump was there with wife Melanie.

The celebs may have rejoiced at Serena’s victory, but the win was bittersweet for the siblings. When the match was over, the sisters shared a hug and Venus whispered to her little sister, “So happy for you,” the Associated Press reports.

Serena spoke highly of her sister in an on-court interview after the match, according to ESPN.

“It’s a really great moment,” she said. “[Venus is] the toughest player I ever played in my life, and the best person I know.

“So it’s going against your best friend and going against, for me, the greatest competitor in women’s tennis.”