Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open: Celebs Congratulate Tennis Champ via Twitter

Athlete clinched her 17th Grand Slam title after defeating Victoria Azarenka

By Peter Gicas Sep 09, 2013 3:20 PMTags
Serena WilliamsChris Trotman/Getty Images for the USTA

Serena Williams ruled the court over the weekend.

The 31-year-old tennis star won her fifth U.S. Open after defeating Victoria Azarenka in three sets on Sunday.

In doing so, Williams also clinched her 17th Grand Slam title.

Not surprising, several famous faces sent out congratulatory tweets.

Katie Couric: Wow wow wow. What an awesome match! Congrats Serena but props to Victoria too! #UsOpen

Spike Lee: Special Serious Shout Out To Sistah Serena Williams As She's Wins US Open. And Dat's Da "17th Grand Slam" Truth,Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF."

Missy Elliott: @serenawilliams Congratulations to @serenawilliams who did her thaaang today!!! Well everytime u play u do:) We are Proud of u!!!"

Rainn Wilson: I love love love @SerenaWilliams. 17th Grand Slam!

Lena Dunham: Let's just change the name of "sports" to WILLIAMSES

Rachael Ray: What a day. Congrats @serenawilliams! Amazing athlete. Both finalists deserved to be there. Gracious speeches. Inspiring.

Josh Charles: Congrats to @serenawilliams on winning the US Open!!! Another title in a remarkable career!

Robin Roberts: What an exciting match!! Congrats to @serenawilliams, her 5th US Open title and 17th grand slam championship. Can finally walk my dog. :-)