- Naomi Osaka beat the former number one tennis women's single champion Serena Williams
- The two were facing off against each other during the Australian Open semi-final match
- Netizens went wild after the match ended as most people were torn in between congratulating Osaka and supporting Serena
The long-awaited match between tennis legendary players saw fans divided into both sides after Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams to proceed to the finals. Both female athletes have proved to hold the greatest of all time status within their feat and today, the much-anticipated match left Serena all emotional and disappointed.
According to the winner of the semi-final, playing against Serena was a dream come true for her, and she is grateful that she managed to emerge victoriously.
However, social media users were left torn between showing love to the winner and showing support and empathy to the 39-year-old Serena.
While there have been calls on her to say farewell to the game, Serena is still keeping her head high with fans hoping that she will come back stronger.
Here are some reactions of fans after the semi finals Australian open match:
@Jemele Hill commented:
''Great win for Naomi Osaka. Seeing her rise in dominance is really a treat, but it is hard not to feel a heavy sense of disappointment when Serena loses.''
@SportsNation added a meme that suits the current mood:
@emierth ask if the queen lost the match and this is what one of his followers said concerning the athlete:
@Mrs. Wife commented:
''Serena can do it she is a champion but Naomi has studied her so well. What joy to watch.''
''I am still thinking about Serena. I could not really enjoy the second semifinal match as much as I wanted to. I was too distracted.''
The mother of one did an interview with reporters concerning today's match but she cut it short after she was asked if this was the end of all her career.
Serena has constantly dealt with questions on when she will leave the game with most people associating her age and body size as the main reasons why she quit the game, her emotional post match interview left most people touched by how much passion she has for the game.
Recently Briefly.co.za also reported that Alexis Ohanian, the husband of tennis star Serena Williams, is definitely husband goals. The co-founder of Reddit was recently spotted wearing a T-shirt of his wife's face to support her while she played a match.
The picture shows Serena armed with her tennis racket and looking ready for action alongside words that read "greatest athlete" (female is scratched out to cleverly point out that she's beyond gender stereotypes.)
"Serena’s husband being the biggest Serena fan is just absolutely what she deserves x," @NotAgainBen captioned the Twitter post.
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