Serena Bows Out Of Aussie Open For (Perhaps) The Last Time

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Serena Williams

Serena Williams has broken down in tears, not letting on if her Australian Open semi-final loss to Naomi Osaka will be her last-ever appearance at Melbourne Park.

Turning 40 in September, Williams’s latest quest to match Margaret Court’s all- time record of 24 grand slam singles crowns ended in a shattering 6-3 6-4 loss to Osaka on Thursday.

With her hand on heart, the American paid a touching tribute to the crowd before leaving Rod Laver Arena, raising the prospect that her 21st Open campaign may have been her last.

“I don’t know. If I ever say farewell, I wouldn’t tell anyone,” Williams said.

“So ..: I don’t know. The Aussie crowd is so amazing, so it was nice to see.”

 

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