Serena Williams left pressroom crying after she lost the semi-final match to Naomi Osaka.
The tennis star Serena Williams couldn’t hold back tears when journalists asked her after her defeat to Naomi Osaka early Thursday morning, February 18, at the 2021 Australian Open.
Osaka has dominated her role model and will now compete in the final on Saturday night with Jennifer Brady or Karolina Muchova.
After she waved to the Rod Laver Arena crowd and put her hand over her heart, a heartfelt goodbye from Williams raised concerns.
The 39-year-old said, wondering if it was goodbye to the Australian Open, a tournament she won seven times,
“Um, I have no idea. The Aussie audience is so great, it was wonderful to see,’ said Williams, maintaining a smile for the moment.
“I know not. If I ever say goodbye, I’m not going to say goodbye to anybody, so…
However, when a reporter then inquired about her success against Osaka, the press conference immediately changed tone.
Considering how well you played to get to this point, the unforced errors in the match, what do you believe caused that? Was it just one of those bad office days? “Asked him.
Until her voice cracked, Williams could hardly respond and she started weeping, leaving the room and finishing her press conference early.
“I know not. I’m done,’ she said, when she finished speaking, getting out of her seat.
Williams, turning 40 in September, after winning her 23rd at the 2017 Australian Open, is a victory short of Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 grand slam titles.
Serena has reached four grand slam finals since her last title – twice at Wimbledon and twice at the US Open – without a win.