Tennis star Johanna Konta had some A-list backing as she battled into round two of the US Open.
Avengers star Tom Hiddleston, currently starring in Betrayal on Broadway, was in the British number one’s box following a chance meeting in New York.
“We met a few days ago, it turns out he’s a big tennis fan so I invited him down and he brought some of his co-stars,” revealed Konta.
“We literally just crossed paths, and I did the ‘don’t bother him, he’s busy’ thing, and he actually came over and said, ‘I’m a massive fan’.
“We got chatting and he’s super nice. Will I go to his show? If I get time I’d love to.”
Konta, who defeated Russian player Daria Kasatkina, is already Britain’s sole representative in the women’s singles after Harriet Dart bowed out.
Actor Hiddleston is no stranger to being a VIP in a tennis box, and was seen earlier this year gracing the royal box at Wimbledon where he watched the men’s singles final.