Serena Williams is supported by Tiger Woods during the US Open.

NEW YORK (AP) — Before making her recent comeback from an injury hiatus of a year, Serena Williams asked Tiger Woods for his advice.

Woods supported Williams' triumph on Wednesday night by sitting courtside at the U.S. Open and punching spectators in the face.

Williams said after defeating No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 to advance to the third round at Flushing Meadows in what may be the final event of her career

Woods was seated two seats in front of her sister Venus in the Williams guest box at a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium.

During a pause in play, Woods appeared on the overhead TV boards to a warm reception from the spectators, who tugged at the brim of his cap to indicate their appreciation.

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, revealed in a column for Vogue magazine three weeks ago that she was preparing to end her playing career.

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