Carmelo Anthony and the family joined Vanessa Williams and her daughter in supporting Serena Williams at the U.S. Open this past weekend. The stars were among many celebrities to attend the historical event.
Vanessa and her daughter, Sasha, watched as Serena became the winningest player at the Grand Slam on Monday after gaining her 308th victory in a major main draw. The star athlete’s performance during the game earned her a spot in the quarterfinals.
“I just feel like I’m going out there doing what I need to do,” Williams told media after grasping the win over Yaroslava Shvedova on Monday. “I’m not overplaying, I’m not underplaying. I’m just trying to play my way into this tournament,” she added.
Serena’s incredible tennis skills came to the forefront in 1999 when she won her first major championship. The professional athlete completed her first Grand Slam in 2003.
Although many deem her as the greatest tennis player in history, Serena doesn’t get caught up in the hype. “Am I the greatest? I don’t know. I’m the greatest that I can be,” she said during a recent interview with Glamour. “I don’t understand what no means or what failure means; I only understand what yes means and try again means.”
The U.S. Open wraps up this week. Serena Williams moves to 88-10 in the series.