Serena Williams Emotional After Losing Australian Open Semi-Finals To Naomi Osaka, Says ‘I Don’t Know’ When Asked About Retirement
Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams in straight sets Wednesday night (Feb. 17th).
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— ESPN (@espn) February 18, 2021
While leaving the court, Serena Williams put her hand over her heart and was asked during a post-game press conference if that was her way of saying goodbye to the game for good.
She told reporters,
“I don’t know. If I ever say farewell, I wouldn’t tell anyone.”
She was also asked about the loss and whether she would chalk it up to “a bad day at the office.” She appeared to fight back tears and said,
“I don’t know.”
She then stood up and told the audience, “I’m done” before walking out of the room.
Naomi Osaka showed love to her former mentor Kobe Bryant as she spoke on advancing to the finals during her post-game press conference.
Kobe Bryant became a mentor for Naomi Osaka when she was dealing with some adversity in 2019. She wore a Kobe Lakers jersey after every match on her way to winning the 2020 US Open. Here she is channeling her Mamba Mentality after beating Serena Williams at the Australian Open. pic.twitter.com/Wvg4zBZOtj
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 18, 2021
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