Tiger Woods supports Serena Williams at the US Open – and sits next to her sister Venus in the stands

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock (13354353″) Tiger Woods, right, greets Venus Williams while watching the match between Serena Williams of the United States and Anett Kontaveit of Estonia during the second round of US Open tennis Championships at New York US Open Tennis, New York, U.S. – August 31, 2022

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Serena Williams gets support from the big ones.

Serena, 40, plays at the current US Open and reveals in an I essay for Fashion that she plans to retire from her 27-year professional tennis career after the tournament. Fans and friends flock to see them play, including golf legends Tiger Woods.

Woods was spotted at the tournament in Serena’s personal box, sitting next to her sister Venus Williams and cheered on his friend with a big smile shared by Venus.

The 46-year-old golf legend – in a hat, t-shirt and jeans – was also there friend Erica Herman.

serena revealed thatWhen she considered leaving tennis, she turned to Woods for advice. Woods rose to prominence in professional golf around the same time that Serena was rising through the tennis world.

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“I said, ‘I don’t know what to do: I think I’m over it, but maybe I’m not done yet [tennis],'” Serena wrote Fashion. “He’s a tiger, and he insisted I’m a beast like him! He said, ‘Serena, what if you only give it two weeks? You don’t have to commit to anything. You just go out there and play every day for two weeks and give it your all and see what happens.’ I said, ‘Okay, I think I can do that.’ “

Serena wrote that she waited a month before taking Wood’s advice and returning to court, saying it “felt magical to pick up a bat again.”

“I was good. I was really good,” Serena wrote of her comeback Fashion. “I’ve been thinking back and forth about playing Wimbledon and then the US Open. Like I said, this whole evolution thing hasn’t been easy for me.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 31: Venus Williams, Erica Herman and Tiger Woods look on at King during the women's singles second round match between Anett Kontaveit of Estonia and Serena Williams of the United States on day three of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center on August 31, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the borough of Queens in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 31: Venus Williams, Erica Herman and Tiger Woods look on at King during the women’s singles second round match between Anett Kontaveit of Estonia and Serena Williams of the United States on day three of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center on August 31, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the borough of Queens in New York City. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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The tennis star won her first round In the US Open after defeating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-3, 6-3. she won again against Anett Kontaveit from Estonia, the No. 2 in the second round. This tournament may be her last chance to claim her 24th Grand Slam win and break Margaret Court’s record.

Many stars have supported Williams in what may be their last competition. Before the start of the tournament a Gatorade commercial fell with longtime pal beyonce.

British director Jake Nava helmed the Love Means Everything ad, which aims to visualize “how Serena changed the game and inspired millions to love themselves and step up their aspirations,” including outside of tennis, the beverage maker said.

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Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra Lee Furness saw a game too. Jackman, 53, shared a sweet photo of herself and Furness, 66 Instagram on Monday.

“Off to the @USOpen to see the only one @serenawilliams. Serena — Deb and I are so excited to see you play and to witness your growth for many years to come. You are an icon and a true inspiration to boys and girls around the world,” he wrote, adding the appropriate hashtag “#GOAT.”

Former President bill clinton was present with an unexpected guest: sex therapist dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Rebel Wilson was there too, with a friend Ramona Agruma.

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