Serena Williams Gets Support From Tiger Woods At The US Open As She…

Serena Williams Gets Support From Tiger Woods At The US Open As She Gets Ready To Retire

On August 31, Serena Williams, 40, played her second-round US Open match shortly after announcing her retirement, and several well-known people were in attendance.

Tiger Woods, a legendary professional golfer at 46, and his girlfriend, Erica Herman, 37, made a rare appearance at the tennis match to support her.

The well-known athlete appeared to be having a fantastic time because he was grinning throughout the match and even stood up to clap for Serena at one point.

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Tiger Woods & his girlfriend, Erica Herman, at the second-round US Open game in support of Serena Williams. (John Angelillo/UPI/Shutterstock)

Other celebrities in attendance included Euphoria actress Zendaya, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, models Gigi and Bella Hadid, filmmaker Spike Lee, and tennis legend Billie Jean King.

King accessorized his casual outfit with a grey cap and black Nike sunglasses while wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. His partner wore a hot pink top underneath a white long-sleeve button-up, giving her a casual appearance.

It is not surprising that Tiger will be at the match, given their long-standing friendship. The younger Williams sister even made reference to Tiger in a personal article she wrote for Vogue earlier this month about her desire to “evolve” away from sports.

I said, “I don’t know what to do; I think I’m over it [tennis], but maybe I’m not,” she composed. “He’s a tiger, and he insisted that I become a beast in his image!

What if you just gave it two weeks, he asked Serena? You are not required to make any commitments. Simply give it your all on the court every day for two weeks, and then watch what happens. I replied, “All right, I believe I can pull that off.”

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Serena Williams at the second-round US Open match on August 31. (Ella Ling/Shutterstock)

The professional tennis player has been insistent that she does not like the word “retirement,” despite the fact that many are using it. I’ve never been a fan of the word “retire.” It doesn’t strike me as a contemporary word.

Although I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, I want to be careful how I use that word because it has very unique and significant meanings for different communities of people, Serena wrote.

The veteran athlete continued, “Evolution would be the greatest word to sum up what I’m doing. I’m here to let you know that my priorities are shifting away from tennis and toward other things.

The famous athlete demonstrated on Wednesday that she is still the best in the world by defeating Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-2. Serena will continue in the US Open’s third round tomorrow. In addition to progressing to the third round, Venus Williams, 42, will start playing women’s doubles on September 1. Read More