NBA legend LeBron James lead the sports stars throwing their support behind Serena Williams

‘Keep that serve going GOAT!’: NBA legend LeBron James lead the sports stars throwing their support behind Serena Williams… as Coco Gauff posts ‘I love you’ alongside a picture of her watching the match from courtside

  • Williams played the first-round match of what could be her final tournament
  • She won the match, defeating Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3
  • Athletes from across the sports world have poured in warm words and tributes¬†

The encouragement and support from athletes across the world was pouring in as Serena Williams won her first-round grand slam match.

Arriving into Arthur Ashe Stadium with much pomp and circumstance, the Queen of Women’s Tennis won her match in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.

While the match was going on, many from the world of athletics posted their support on social media.

NBA legend LeBron James tweeted his support while watching from afar

Fellow American tennis player Coco Gauff was inside Arthur Ashe Stadium cheering her on

Fellow American tennis player Coco Gauff was inside Arthur Ashe Stadium cheering her on

In addition to their remarks, a number of efforts were made on Twitter to mark the occasion. 

Twitter made a special hashtag, with an image of a goat playing tennis at the end.

Longtime sponsor Gatorade changed their profile picture to an ‘s’ in their font, and changed it’s header photo to one of Serena.

In addition to James and Gauff, a number of other athletes and tennis stars made their thoughts known. 

A number of Serena's sponsors and fellow athletes paid tribute to her during her match

A number of Serena’s sponsors and fellow athletes paid tribute to her during her match