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Eva Longoria, Lizzy Caplan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Other Celebrities Spotted Watching Serena Williams Win 18th Grand Slam at US Open.

All eyes were on the world no.1 Serena Williams as she battled the former top player Caroline Wozniacki to win her 3rd consecutive, 6th US Open and 18th Grand Slam title at the US Open women's finals in New York City.

On Sunday, celebrities took a fair share of the spotlight as they were spotted watching the women's final match.

Eva Longoria and Debra Messing were seen quite fashionable while watching the tournament and joined by Lizzy Caplan, Katie Cassidy, Colton Haynes, John Leguizamo and Karolina Kurkova who all sat in the Moet & Chandon Suite.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and girlfriend Tasha McCauley were also seen watching Serena Williams take home her 18th Grand Slam title from the Heineken Suite.

It took the 33-year-old tennis superstar two months from her Wimbledon embarrassment to claiming her 18th Grand Slam title.

The American equalled Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert's Grand Slam tally by winning the match against her close pal Caroline Wozniacki, 6-3, 6-3 in just 75 minutes.

After collapsing in delight and apparently trying to supress her emotions, the world no. 1 was presented by Navratilova and Evert with an eighteen carat gold Tiffany bracelet to mark her achievement. The next achievement Williams need to unlock is to beat the 22 Grand Slam titles won by Steffi Graf.

In addition to the bracelet, Williams banked the biggest single prize in tennis history of US$4 million for her tournament winnings and another US$1 million as bonus for being the dominant player in the American events.

This winning is a far cry from her exit at the Wimbledon due to a viral illness.

In 1999, when she was 17, she also won her first major trophy in New York.

"It is a pleasure for me to win my first Grand Slam here and then this No. 18," Williams said via the tournament's official website. "So I'm really emotional. I couldn't ask to do it at a better place.

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