At the U.S Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York, Gigi Hadid at her courtside seat was particularly expressive this time as she sat in the audience cheering for her friend Serena Williams who played against Caty McNally.
The enthusiastic Gigi Hadid cheered for her pal Serena who eventually won the match she played against Caty McNally. Later Hadid shared on Instagram “Only my queen @serenawilliams can have me this wired at midnight”
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) August 29, 2019
The audience that night witnessed the legendary Serena Williams win all three sets against the 17-year-old Caty. Serena’s win secured her a place in the U.S Open’s third round.
It was not only Gigi Hadid who was lit up with enthusiasm, but other famous faces such as Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Mike Tyson with his wife Lakisha Spicer, and the co-anchor of ‘Good Morning America’ Robin Roberts were also present. It’s expected to see several celebrities being a part of the audiences with more than a week to go in the championships.
McNally who competed against the one who earned 23 Grand Slam titles and an irreplaceable place in women’s tennis, Serena Williams, surprisingly admires Roger Federer.
McNally was all praises when asked about Federer in an interview “The big things are the way he carries himself in court. I think that’s huge, I try to do the exact same thing. Also, the way he plays, he serves and volleys looks to get to the net. He takes a lot of time away from his opponents.”
After her victory over McNally Serena in an interview said “Obviously I would be lying if I said I enjoy the tough matches more, but I think looking back years later, I enjoy the tough matches more. At the moment, in the weeks after, it’s definitely a different feeling.”
The 17-year-old McNally, who already has achieved a lot by competing against Serena, after the match said “I think it just shows that I’m capable of playing with the best, I got a set off Serena Williams. I had her close in the second set, too, had some chances. For me, it just gives me a lot of confidence, shows me that I can compete out on the biggest stages. I’ll just keep my head down, I’m ready to go back to work.”
McNally also acknowledged the amazing experience she had as she said “It was just an unbelievable experience, something that I’ll never forget for the rest of my life”
In appreciation of the way McNally performed, Serena in an interview said “It was definitely something to get used to, you don’t play players like her that have such full games. She just overall played really well.”