Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open, Celebrities React with Glee

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It was windy. It was challenging, but when it was all over, Serena Williams was once again in a familiar place:

The winner's circle of a Grand Slam tournament.

Serena captured her 17th such singles title yesterday (the sixth most in history), defeating Victoria Azarenka  7-5, 6-7, 6-1 and becoming the first woman to ever top $50 million in career earnings.

Serena Williams Wins!

Is Williams the greatest female player of all-time? Debate that question as you check out a few enthusiastic Twitter responses from a few familiar names below...

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

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!

Terrell Owens: Congrats to @serenawilliams Winner of 2013 singles championship!! #5timewinner #17thcareergrandslamtitle

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

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

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TO ALLOW THESE APE GORILLAS IN WHAT WAS FORMERLY "WOMEN'S TENNIS " IS MADNESS !!!!!!

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so blacks are the physical strongest race?

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Proud of you girl!