All eyes have been on Serena Williams at the US Open after she declared that the tournament could be her last.
The tennis icon announced her plans to retire from the sport earlier this month, leaving behind huge career spanning decades.
After successfully making it past the first round against Danka Kovinic at the New York tournament, she beat Anett Kontaveit earlier today, prolonging her farewell tour.
Zendaya was captured by the cameras as she got comfortable in the stands, watching the action unfold on the court.
Spike Lee went for a typically understated appearance, opting for a striped burgundy blazer and matching hat – that we’re going to need in our wardrobes immediately.
Gigi Hadid and sister Bella were seen in the crowds, with Vogue US editor Anna Wintour also spotted taking a seat.
Tiger Woods was lucky enough to get an invite into Serena’s VIP box, joined by Serena’s equally iconic sister, Venus Williams.
The 40-year-old’s battles have always drawn a star-studded crowd, with Hugh Jackman and Bill Clinton in the stands earlier this week.
Rebel Wilson also made a rare public outing with partner Ramona Agruma to take in the action in person, while Laverne Cox accidentally went viral when she cheered the athlete on.
However, it was Serena’s adorable daughter Olympia who stole the show as she subtly paid tribute to her mom, wearing her hair in braids with white beads on the end – a style the player chose for her very first US Open, 23 years ago.
She ended up winning that tournament, marking her very first Grand Slam title, so maybe this will give her a little luck?
The mom-of-one left fans around the world heartbroken when she confirmed her decision to step back from tennis earlier this month, in a lengthy open letter in Vogue US.
‘Believe me, I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family. I don’t think it’s fair,’ she penned. ‘A lot of people don’t realize that I was two months pregnant when I won the Australian Open in 2017. But I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give.
‘I have never liked the word retirement. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, towards other things that are important to me.
‘I’m torn: I don’t want it to be over, but at the same time I’m ready for what’s next.’
Discussing her decision on Instagram, Serena added: ‘There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction.
‘That time is always hard when you love something so much. My goodness do I enjoy tennis.
‘But now, the countdown has begun. I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different, but just as exciting Serena. I’m gonna relish these next few weeks.’
A record crowd came to witness her game against Danka this week, eager to get one final glimpse at their sporting hero in action. (Metro)