Celebrities React: Serena Williams Wins Australian Open, Beating Venus
Celebrities are reacting to Serena Williams winning the Australian Open on Saturday, beating sister Venus Williams in the women’s final. Check out stars’ congratulatory tweets below!
Serena defeated Venus in straight sets to earn her 23rd Grand Slam title. That breaks the record set by Steffi Graf for the most in the open era. It was also Serena’s seventh time winning the Australian Open. And many celebrity fans are taking note.
With a bunch of heart emojis, Gigi Hadid tweeted, “#GOAT @SERENAWILLIAMS.” Star Jones exclaimed, “I love these girls! Congrats @serenawilliams on @AustralianOpen win & both you & @Venuseswilliams for exhibiting #tennis excellence!” And tennis legend Billie Jean King wrote, “Congrats @serenawilliams on your 23rd major title and return to the top of the @WTA rankings. You are a history maker and a trailblazer.”
Chelsea Clinton shared King’s message on her own feed, adding, “Clinton From one history maker (and role model) to another. Congratulations Serena!” Brooklyn Decker expressed, “@serenawilliams @Venuseswilliams you guys are heroes. We are so lucky to be able to watch your greatness!” Mike Tyson said, “Congrats to #WilliamsSisters #AustrialianOpen2017 #finals @serenawilliams #23grandslams @Venuseswilliams #history.”
Laverne Cox said, “This trophy presentation has me all teary. Congrats @Venuseswilliams and #23 @serenawilliams. Incredible #AusOpen.” She further wrote on Instagram, “I am in awe of this woman. Women like Serena make me want to be better. Serena’s presence in the world and especially on a tennis court elevates women and humanity. Brilliance personified.”
Cox continued, “Congratulations on #23, your historic 23rd grand slam title. We are so lucky to be alive to witness your level of unprecedented dominance. #serenawilliams #AusOpen.” Also expressing congratulations, of course, was Serena’s fiancé, Alexis Ohanian. He tweeted, “I’m so proud of you, Serena.” As Gossip Cop reported, Williams and Ohanian became engaged last month.