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US Open crowd pays stadium-sized tribute to Serena Williams after match – Deadline

US Open crowd pays stadium-sized tribute to Serena Williams after match – Deadline

It could have been the final match in possibly the biggest race in sports, and the crowd was ready.

After her Round 1 match against Danka Kovinic at the US Open, with her husband, daughter and the legendary Billie Jean King alongside her on Center Court and Hugh Jackman, Anna Wintour, Mike Tyson, Bill Clinton, Lindsey Vonn , New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Anthony Anderson, Spike Lee and Martina Navratilova in the crowd, Gayle King interviewed a beaming Serena after her straight-set victory.

King then announced that the crowd had a surprise for the 23-time Grand Slam singles title winner.

“Before you go, we have one more surprise for you,” King said before rousing the crowd at center court for the big reveal. Before his banner, the 24,000 fans in the stands raised colored cards in unison, most of which were blue. The ones that weren’t were written in big white letters on each side of Arthur Ashe Stadium: “We love Serena.”

Williams, who was decked out in a dazzling dress with crystals in her hair, responded with a big smile and a happy twist.

You can watch the moment below.

The entire ceremony was obviously in case Williams, who has spoken of retiring, lost and the match marked his last time on Center Court. The greatest of all time entered the arena in a shiny black cape and received a standing ovation.

But Williams will return on Wednesday to face either Jaqueline Adina Cristian or No.2 seed Anett Kontaveit.

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