A moment of silence was held in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at Thursday night’s US Open semifinal match between Ons Jabeur and Caroline Garcia following the 96-year-old monarch’s death earlier that day.
The annual tennis tournament is held at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium in the borough of Queens, believed to be named after another deceased monarch, Catherine of Braganza, who was Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland during her reign. marriage to King Carlos II. from 1662 to 1685.
The US Open was not the only sporting event to observe a minute of silence for Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. British soccer clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham did so during their respective games against European rivals, while the NFL honored her before their season opener in Los Angeles between the visiting Rams and Buffalo Bills. Also, the New York Yankees held a minute of silence for the Queen in the Bronx before Thursday night’s game.
An image of Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the big screen inside Arthur Ashe Stadium during a moment of silence before the start of the US Open tennis championship women’s singles semi-finals.
The annual tennis tournament is held at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium in the borough of Queens, believed to be named after another deceased monarch, Catherine of Braganza, who was Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland during her reign. marriage to King Carlos II. from 1662 to 1685
Caroline Garcia of France (L) and Ons Jabeur of Tunisia hold a moment of silence at the net for Queen Elizabeth II in their semifinal match at the US Open
Members of the New York Yankees stand during a moment of silence in honor of Queen Elizabeth II before the game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on Thursday.
The queen, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability in a turbulent era that saw the decline of the British empire and embarrassing dysfunction in her own family, died on Thursday after 70 years on the throne.
The palace announced that he died at Balmoral Castle, his summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family rushed to his side after his health declined.
A link to the nearly vanished generation that fought in World War II, she was the only monarch most Britons have ever known.
His son Prince Charles, 73, has automatically become king and will be known as King Charles III, his office announced. British monarchs in the past selected new names when taking the throne. Charles’s second wife, Camilla, will be known as the queen consort.
Although famous for her love of horse racing, the Queen made occasional appearances at tennis matches over the years, usually attending Wimbledon in London.
He awarded Australia’s Rod Laver the Wimbledon singles trophy in 1962 and did the same for Great Britain’s Virginia Wade following her singles title in 1977. He also attended in 2010, 33 years after his last appearance at the tournament.
Australia’s Rod Laver is congratulated by Queen Elizabeth II after the 1962 final
British tennis player Virginia Wade holds up the trophy she won after defeating Betty Stove of the Netherlands in the Wimbledon final. The trophy was presented by Queen Elizabeth II (left) during her Silver Jubilee Year, 1977.
The Duke of Kent (left) and Queen Elizabeth II watch Andy Murray of Great Britain in action against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2010 in London. England
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets ball boys during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, southwest London, June 24, 2010. Queen Elizabeth II makes her first Wimbledon appearance in 33 years.
Source : uk-times.com