Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, and David Beckham were all on hand to see Rafael Nadal hold up the trophy after beating Novak Djokovic to win the US Open in NYC. However, they are hardly the only stars who have turned up to take in some tennis over the past week. Sarah Jessica Parker, Ricky Martin, and Eva Longoria also turned out to watch Serena Williams win the women's singles final. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis showed sweet PDA in the stands last week while Leonardo DiCaprio and his new love, Toni Garrn, kept things low key. With New York Fashion Week taking place during the US Open, there was plenty of fashion and sports crossovers, with stars like Anna Wintour, Kate Upton, and Naomi Campbell making stops in the stands during a break from stylish soirees. Click through to see all the stars at the US Open!
The tennis court isn't usually the first place you look for bold beauty looks, but that's all changed with Serena and Venus Williams. Yesterday, Serena won her fifth US Open, and the 3D nail art we've been keeping our eye on was still intact. Throughout the tournament, the Williams sisters' hair and makeup looks were far from boring. Serena went with dramatic black winged eyeliner and a bold brow for most of her matches. She kept her voluminous curls pulled back into a ponytail while she was on the court. Serena also went with sparkling nail art in a peach shade to match her coral wristbands. She also went for an accent nail with white-polish-studded appliqués.
See Venus's look, after the jump.
Get ready for the last Grand Slam event of the year, the star-studded 2013 US Open, which is streaming all the action from Flushing Meadows, NY, on the web and mobile . . . for free.
Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, ranked one and two in the world respectively, are meeting for the second year in a row at the US Open women's finals on Sunday September 8, from 4:30 to 7 pm EDT on CBS. Four men — Novak Djokavic, Stanislas Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, and Rafael Nadal — will duke it out in the men's semifinal, which starts at noon EDT Saturday 7 on CBS. The men's champion will be determined Monday evening at 5pm EDT. If you don't have access to a TV, there are plenty of ways to stream the tournament on your computer or mobile device.
Don't care too much about tennis? Maybe this fun fact will pique your interest. Tennis may be the most popular women's sport worldwide: of the world's top ten highest-paid female athletes according to Forbes, seven are tennis players. Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Li Na, and Victoria Azarenka are numbers one through four, respectively.
So whether you're a tennis fanatic or just mesmerized by a fast volley, don't miss a single moment from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. If you can't sit among the stars in the grandstand, then check out all the ways to livestream matches, and stay up to date with all the scores and stats.
The US Open isn't just about impressive athletic skill — it's about the fashion, too! Self has the details on up-and-comer Sloane Stephens's vibrant Under Armour gear, and what it's like for the tennis star to be competing in the tournament.
If there's one to watch this US Open tournament, it's surely Sloane Stephens. The natural-born athlete — her father was a highly regarded running back in the NFL; her mother, the first African-American, All-American female swimmer — is currently seeded 15th for the tourney and ranked 17th in the world, and has her eyes on winning her first Grand Slam title. But our eyes aren't just set on the rising star (and her rock-hard core): We're excited to bring you the sneak-peek to Stephens' on-court ensemble created exclusively for her by activewear giant Under Armour.
In talking with Sloane, there's no doubt her vivid court outfit is reflective of the vibe at the Open. "The fans are the reason the [US] Open is one of the best tournaments in the entire world. There's an electric atmosphere," the 20-year-old Florida native says, "and there's nothing like a home crowd." And just like Sloane's personality, the Under Armour gear she helped design — and will be one of the faces of — "is energetic and bubbly," she says. "UA makes really cute outfits that use vibrant, fun colors and they always seem to be ahead of the trend."
To keep her vibrancy up for match time, Sloane likes to listen to some tunes beforehand. "I wouldn't say it's motivational, but I do listen to it before my matches. Good music just makes me happy and keeps me from getting distracted." On her iPod (possibly on repeat) right now? "Clarity by Zedd ft. Foxes," Sloane added.
But the one thing that does motivate her is something that tennis legend Billie Jean King once told her. (OMG, Billie Jean King and Sloane talked?!?! #Jealous.) "'Pressure is a privilege,' she said. And I'm so thankful for everything that's happened this year, so I just have to remember to embrace it all and have fun while doing it." Truth, Sloane. We'll be rooting for you — in your chic Under Armour attire, natch.
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With the 2013 US Open tennis championships in full swing, we can't help but wonder what kind of fashion statement the Williams sisters will serve up this year! Unless they're wearing the requisite white of Wimbledon — and even sometimes then! — the dynamic duo redefines tennis fashion with their daring looks. Here are our favorites throughout the years; click through and let us know what you think.
— Additional reporting by Nancy Einhart
There's no denying that Anna Wintour loves a round of tennis. From Wimbledon to the US Open, to really any match that Roger Federer's in, you can count on the fashion industry's most powerful editor to make an appearance — and be the chicest fan at the game. So, is there any better way to celebrate the first day of the US Open than by looking back at how our favorite Voguestagramer spectates her favorite sport? It's time to get your game face ready, Wintour-style.
Ralph Lauren's about as American as apple pie, so asking the label to design the official US Open apparel is a natural. Later this month, not only can we look forward to intense court action from the players, but dapperly dressed chair umpires, line judges, and ball persons will be scoring points as well. Fans of the jackets, polos, and dresses can score these styles at the official onsite shop, as well as select Ralph Lauren stores and online.
This, of course, is not the first time Mr. Lauren's gotten sporty. Read on to see his other feats of athleticism, and see which of his fellow designers have gotten in on the action.
Serena Williams clinched the female title last night at the US Open in NYC! This evening, the men's final will take place between the UK's Andy Murray and Serbia's Novak Djokovic. There were plenty of celebs in the stands last night cheering on Serena against her rival, Victoria Azarenka. Anna Wintour broke from Fashion Week for tennis, while Amanda Seyfried, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Olsen, and Josh Hartnett cheered on their favorites.
Click through to see all the stars at the US Open so far!
Serena Williams is on a roll! After winning Wimbledon and Olympic gold, she's showing us how it's done at the US Open. As the tournament heads toward the finals, here is a primer on scoring so you can keep up with the matches.
Tennis scoring can seem complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it you'll feel like a seasoned fan. Here's what you need to know to get started scoring in singles.
- Each tennis match is made up of two to three sets. To win a set, you must win at least six games.
- The games are scored starting at "love" (or zero) and go up to 40, but that's actually just four points. From love, the first point is 15, then 30, then 40, then game point, which wins the game.
For the details on games, sets, and matches, keep reading.