Serena Williams and Venus Williams added serious star power to the Delray Beach crowd on Thursday. With the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com site near their Florida residences, the sisters took advantage of the opportunity to catch some ATP Tour action.
Venus arrived in the afternoon to watch compatriot Reilly Opelka’s win over Jack Sock, and Serena joined her during the evening session for Grigor Dimitrov’s victory over Mitchell Krueger. Opelka’s match started at 2:30 p.m. local time, while Dimitrov finished near 11:30 p.m., making it a nine-hour day of tennis for seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus.
Dimitrov, seeded third in Delray Beach, was playing in his first match since the Australian Open. (Read Thursday’s full Delray Beach report.) He thanked the sisters following a special win in the presence of tennis royalty.
“They’re amazing. They’re some of my closest friends, no doubt about that,” he said post-match. “Their support means so much to me, especially in moments like that. They’re sort of nearby and it’s just very nice that we can share a moment like that.”
– Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 18, 2022