- Serena Williams has just been knocked out of the US open by Victoria Azarenka
- Azarenka won the incredible match against Williams 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the early hours of Friday morning
- Azarenka will now be facing Naomi Osaka in the US Open finals
Serena Williams has just lost her goal to obtain 24 Grand Slam single titles after she suffered a loss against Victoria Azarenka this week. Azarenka, who won the match 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 will now be facing Naomi Osaka in the US Open final.
Serena, who had suffered a jarred Achilles injury before the match, commended Victoria for her great win, commenting that she may have become a little slow, which gave Victoria even more of an edge.
"I started really strong. Then she just kept fighting. She just changed and started playing better and better. Maybe I took a little too much off the gas pedal at some point. She played really well."
"It's obviously disappointing. At the same time, I did what I could today. I feel like other times I've been close and I could have done better. Today I felt like I gave a lot."
Disappointed fans of the superstar tennis player shared their views on her loss.
Bleachers Report shared this hilarious meme:
"Serena lost her match and I say farewell to the #UsOpen as I'm a Serena fan, not a tennis fan."
While @DavidDTSS said:
"I really hate seeing Serena lose, man."
In other Briefly.co.za sports news, Kaizer Chiefs have just announced their decision to let go of the team's assistant coach, Shaun Bartlett, with immediate effect. This comes swiftly after they let go of the team's coach, Ernst Middendorp on Wednesday this week.
"Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung, the Board of Directors and the club’s management would like to further announce that they have agreed to early termination of assistant coach Shaun Bartlett’s contract," they announced on the team's official Twitter account.
According to Kaizer Motaung, the team's chairman, the decision to let the pair go would be the best one for the team.
“We truly believed and hoped that our 50th anniversary year would be better, and it indeed looked promising. The decision taken is part of a strategy to have the team win trophies again and to make our supporters happy because they deserve better,” he said in an official statement.
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