Tennis icon Serena Williams visited Jeff Ruby’s restaurant, Carlo & Johnny, last night, according to a: tweet: from the local restaurateur.
Ruby posted a photo of the 23-time Grand Slam champion with Carlo & Johnny general manager Charlie Bledsoe and wrote, “Thank you [Serena] for spending your evening at Carlo and Johnny last evening. Our staff appreciated your kindness. Congratulations on your well-deserved place in American sports history.”
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She is at least the second celebrity to visit one of Ruby’s Cincinnati restaurants within the past month. The restaurateur also posted a photo with NBA legend Charles Barkley on July 31.
Williams headlined the 2022 Western & Southern Open
Williams has been in town headlining the 2022 Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
She took the court Tuesday against Emma Raducanu, the 19-year-old, No. 1-ranked British player in women’s tennis. They faced off for what will likely be one of Williams’ last matches of her tennis career, as she plans to retire following the US Open scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 11.
Raducanu defeated Williams in front of a sold-out crowd on Center Court in straight sets. It was the first time Williams lost in her first main draw match in 10 Western & Southern appearances. She is a two-time winner of the W&S Open.