US OPEN 2023
What celebrities attended Coco Gauff’s US Open women’s singles final win?
Numerous stars were in the stands at Arthur Ashe Stadium as Gauff, 19, secured her first ever grand slam singles title by beating Aryna Sabalenka.
Coco Gauff reigns at Flushing Meadows! On Saturday, the 19-year-old defeated Belarus’s Aryna Sabalenka in the 2023 US Open women’s singles final to claim the first grand slam title of her career. The victory also saw the teenager become the youngest American to win a major since Serena Williams in 1999.
Gauff overcomes first-set loss to win US Open
“Oh my goodness, it means so much to me,” Gauff told ESPN after prevailing 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. “I feel like I’m a little bit in shock in this moment. That  French Open loss [to Iga Swiatek in the final] was a heartbreak for me. But I realized God puts you through tribulations and trials and that makes this moment even sweeter than I could have imagined.”
Gauff faced an uphill battle after the first set, which Sabalenka won in commanding fashion, but the Floridian began to grow in confidence in the second set, before securing a come-from-behind victory in New York.
A who’s who of stars at Flushing Meadows
The fans in the Big Apple were left chanting the name of a young star whose maiden grand slam win was watched by several major celebrities at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
The actor Laura Dern was spotted inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, alongside her daughter Jaya Harper and the screenwriter, director and producer Shonda Rhimes. Dern was seen saying hello to the actor Mariska Hargitay, who was also in the stands at Flushing Meadows.
Filmmaker Spike Lee was in attendance at the final, as were actors Charlize Theron, Diane Keaton, Ariana DeBose, Amanda Seyfried and Rachel Brosnahan. The Hollywood acting community was also represented by the likes of Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and Mindy Kaling.
Meanwhile, retired tennis stars John McEnroe and Maria Sharapova - both former US Open singles champions - were among the famous sporting names who were there for the match.
Obama: “We couldn’t be prouder of you”
On social media, numerous celebrities began congratulating Gauff in the immediate aftermath of her win. The former US president, Barack Obama, posted on the social-media platform X, previously known as Twitter: “We couldn’t be prouder of you on and off the court - and we know the best is yet to come.”