American tennis star Serena Williams failed to win against Japanese sensation Osaka when they met for the second time in Melbourne. The match played on Wednesday February 17 had Osaka beat Williams again.
The 39 year old was going up against the 23 year old for the second time as they had earlier met in the 2018 Grand Slam final which was controversial. Serena complained of poor officiating against her leading to her loss to Osaka back then.
This time round the Japanese had a good game and managed to handle the pressure well from the veteran. Williams lost 6-3 and 6-4 and dropped out of the race for a record 24th Grand Slam.
Osaka now heads to the final looking forward to adding a fourth Grand Slam title to her collection. The 23 year old was excited and mentioned that she was honored to play against a great opponent in Serena Williams.
She also revealed that she always felt intimidated by Serena Williams but had the utmost respect for the tennis great.
This setback now has Serena Williams going 4 years without winning a tittle. Her last win came in 2017 before she became pregnant.
After that she has not had any lack to equal the record set for 24 Grand Slams by a single female tennis player.
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