Serena Williams absolutely destroyed her opponent at the U.S. Open on Tuesday … and NO ONE was happier for her than Tiger Woods … who was losing his mind in the stands!!
The golf legend has been a spectator at the major tournament with his GF, Erica Herman, and his 10-year-old son, Charlie, this week … even geeking out over meeting Rafael Nadal after his match on Monday.
Serena’s 44-minute-long quarterfinal match against Wang Qiang was no different … with Woods front and center for Williams’ 6-1, 6-0 dominant performance … and giving his classic fist pump celebration during the match!!
There were other huge names in the crowd to watch Serena ball out … from her bestie, Priyanka Chopra, to NBA commish Adam Silver to Martha Stewart and singer James Blake.
As for Serena, next up is #5 ranked Elina Svitolina in the semifinals … and if it’s anything like what we saw on Tuesday, that woman’s in trouble.
We spoke briefly with Serena in NYC on Wednesday morning — and she told us if she wins the event this year, racking up her 24th grand slam … she’ll be back next year to try and claim #25!
Our guy also wished Serena’s daughter a belated happy birthday — and Serena politely reminded us that she’s a Jehovah’s Witness and therefore, they don’t celebrate birthdays.