Anna Wintour has made her return to the US Open tennis courts on Friday afternoon in her first appearance during the 2019 tournament to watch one of her all-time favorite tennis players, Swiss star Roger Federer.
The Vogue editor-in-chief, 69, is known for making an appearance at most of the major tennis matches — especially if Roger Federer or Serena Williams are expected on the court.
On Friday, she appeared at the US Open held at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, wearing a floral red dress — which has become a signature look for the fashion icon.
Ready to cheer: Anna Wintour has made her return to the US Open tennis courts on Friday afternoon to watch friend Roger Federer play during the third round
All smiles: The Vogue editor-in-chief, 69, wore a red floral dress and her signature black shades for the match held in Queens, New York
Focused: Anna watched as Federer competed against Great Britain’s Dan Evans to move on to reach the round of 16
She opted for a short-sleeved dress on the warm Friday that flowed down towards Wintour’s ankles.
The dress featuring red and blue flowers scattered across the fabric was then paired with a bright blue handbag, which she kept clutched close to her chest when looking for her seat.
Wintour also wore a pair of dark shades, another staple in her wardrobe, when watching Federer compete against Great Britain’s Dan Evans in the third round of the tournament.
She appeared in high spirits for what is believed her first match of the US Open, as Wintour was pictured all smiles from the stands.
Luckily for Wintour, she saw Federer beat Evans after 82 minutes of playtime.
But there was controversy surrounding the match and the time it was played on Friday, with Evans claiming he had too quick of a turnaround compared to Federer because he had finished a match the previous night at 6pm.
Evans, 29, is ranked 59th in the world and confessed Federer was ‘too good’ after the match. But he also expressed frustrations towards the match starting at 12pm.
‘You think I have any say about that?” Evans said about the start time. ‘There’s probably about four people in this tournament who have a say in when they play, maybe three.’
Always a fashionista: The dress featuring red and blue flowers scattered across the fabric was then paired with a bright blue handbag
Happy to be here: Wintour is a known tennis superfan and often makes time out of her busy schedule to watch her favorite players, Federer and Serena Williams, play
Good news: She watched Federer beat Evans and easily move on to the round of 16
Victory: Federer will play again next week in the round of 16, though it remains unclear who he will play against
He then added: ‘Obviously the tournament would rather Roger going through that match than me, so it’s understandable.’
Federer, who is ranked third, was then asked during the post-game interview if he specifically requested a daytime match to have a competitive edge over Evans.
‘I don’t remember that I asked for something,’ he said. ‘Yeah. It’s maybe nice to be out of the sun, as well, I don’t know, I thought. But I definitely didn’t do it intentionally.’
Ignoring it all: The Swiss tennis player received some accusations after his match on Friday that he specifically requested to have the match during the day. Federer denied all claims
He added: ‘But that doesn’t mean, like, “Roger asks, Roger gets.” Just remember that, because I have heard this sh** too often now. I’m sick and tired of it, that apparently I call the shots.’
With Federer’s win over Evans on Friday, this means he is anticipated to play again next week for the round of 16, and Wintour could appear then to cheer him on again.
The tennis superfan and friend has made it a tradition to show up for both Federer and Williams when they play big tournaments.
Wintour will even help with fashion advice for Federer if he asks, according to AOL.
‘Sometimes I have called her up in the past and asked her for [fashion] advice,’ he said last year.
‘Sometimes she likes to know what I’m going to wear. She asked me what I was wearing to the US Open and I would show her and she has her comments and sometimes when I have choices, I’ll show her.
‘Especially when it comes to New York and Wimbledon. She’s very particular in wanting to know before everybody else what’s going on.’