Stars Come Out to Watch Serena Williams Defeat Sister Venus in US Open and Move 1 Step Closer to a Grand Slam
Serena Williams beat her older sister Venus in a 6-2,1-6, 6-3 win, and will play in the semifinals on Thursday
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.”