Tennis star, Serena Williams couldn’t keep down tears as she was addressed by columnists following her misfortune to Naomi Osaka at the 2021 Australian Open early Thursday morning, February 18.
Osaka nominated her role model and will currently play Jennifer Brady or Karolina Muchova in the last on Saturday night.
A passionate goodbye from Williams, started inquiries after she waved to the Rod Laver Arena group and put her hand on her heart.
When asked if it was goodbye to the Australian Open, a tournament she has won seven times, the 39-year-old said;
“Um, I don’t know. The Aussie crowd is so amazing, it was nice to see,” Williams said, keeping a smile for the time being.
“I don’t know. If I ever say farewell, I wouldn’t tell anyone, so…”
But the press conference speedily changed tone when a reporter then asked about her performance against Osaka.
“The unforced errors through the match, considering how well you played to get to this stage, what do you feel caused that? Was it just one of those bad days at the office?” he asked.
Williams could’nt respond before her voice broke and she began crying, leaving the room and ending her press conference early.
“I don’t know. I’m done,” she said, getting out of her seat as she finished speaking.
Watch the moment below;