Serena Williams’ emotional press conference (SF) | Australian Open 2021

Feb 17, 2021
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Serena Williams' press conference following her semi final loss to Naomi Osaka at the 2021 Australian Open.

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  • We love you, Serena? You are the queen of Tennis till the end. Never allow anyone to bring you down. Anyone can fall down. But it is about how you get back up that counts You can do it!

    Shelly Monique WhitfieldShelly Monique Whitfield19 minutes ago
  • No Serena,you didn't lose because you made too many errors,you lost because the better player won,Osaka completely outclassed you.

    Jennifer PowerJennifer Power30 minutes ago
  • Also, I feel bad for the opening reporter calling on "Karen"

    onetwocueonetwocue3 hours ago
  • Use this game you got, and go get roland garros!

    onetwocueonetwocue3 hours ago
  • MARGARET COURT WILL BE FOREVER THE QUEEN OF COURTS !!! CRY SORE LOSER SERENA !!!

    Γιώργος ΚαρανίκηςΓιώργος Καρανίκης3 hours ago
  • Serena talks about her making errors when realistically Naomi just played very well

    NitSUjNitSUj14 hours ago
  • Our lovely sister

    Katari NasaraKatari Nasara23 hours ago
  • She's an all time great, but Mother Nature is undefeated. She's getting old.

    Layhee WhittakerLayhee WhittakerDay ago
  • Farewell Farewell my girl

    winston martinwinston martinDay ago
  • She looks great... She lost alot of weight.... Well done Serena!

    Eben BurgerEben BurgerDay ago
  • Maybe if Serena hadn't tried to ruin her victory the last time, Naomi wouldn't have had that extra 'oomph to humiliate her the way she deserved. :3

    SamaritanSamaritanDay ago
  • I think any tear she has to offer up in connection with Osaka losses is probably just deserts after the tears she made her cry in 2018. >> when you're a pro, you should be big enough to admit that your opponent is the one forcing you to make the errors.

    Richard McPhillipsRichard McPhillipsDay ago
  • Poor Serena. I support her.

    timez32timez32Day ago
  • 🥺 we cant stop the aging process...cant always do what we used to do...sometimes thats a very hard pill to swallow.

    gioyu comigioyu comiDay ago
  • The problem is like last time she lost to Osaka, she divert attention to her, and she is supposed to be a professional, giving interviews is part of it, she gets paid a lot to be a professional, but she just throws temper tantrums and btw, she said she made lots of mistakes, not once did she say that Osaka was just better. She is a great athlete who got taken over, but she is also horrible at turn sportsmanship. Osaka deserves attention but serena acting like baby every time she loses divest the attention.

    Anup H.Anup H.Day ago
  • You wasn’t chasing the ball down that was the biggest error

    Ameena GAmeena GDay ago
  • it's Naomi's time, sorry she was simply better.

    Kobina SekyiKobina Sekyi2 days ago
    • I will give you some real facts that in ancient times, in Italy Rom in the colosseum the gladiators would fight to the death, and at that time it was seen as the biggest

      gioyu comigioyu comiDay ago
  • God Jehovah is punishing you Serena for all your abuse of power. He will punish you by giving you opportunity to get so close to winning the title and that make you lose. You should apologize to everybody you have wrong in the past.

    AfixAfix2 days ago
  • I think if any of you guys were ever fighting for something that you spend so much time training yourself for, your response should never be about the next person it should always be about yourself. All the players who play at this level are expected to good players that's an obvious fact. So her not acknowledging Osaka does not diminish Osaka's brilliance, it is only an evaluation of her own performance. So stop with the hate, I love Osaka infact she's currently the only tennis player I support at the moment but Serena is a Legend in the sport and she's paid her dues and unfortunately non of the negative comments about her can take that away. She can retire today, and history will still recognize her among the best tennis players of all time.

    Musa NdlovuMusa Ndlovu2 days ago
  • There r always those ppl who join a profession just to break others n see them cry. Sad that it's in the media n journalistic field, wer they do it instead of just reporting facts.

    Sagish PremanSagish Preman2 days ago
  • Be gracious in defeat and trey harder next time. i don't wanna recall the tantrums you threw when Osaka was knocking you out of the US Open

    Thabang MathatjaneThabang Mathatjane2 days ago
  • her fault? Isn’t she allowed to get beaten???

    yuoop nokeyuoop noke2 days ago
  • Please it's good to get out on the upside of winning ...you are a legend .

    Sandra WalkerSandra Walker2 days ago
  • Serena has nothing to be ashamed of in her professional career. I've never seen anyone with so much grit , passion , determination and fight for the game. She has all the talent and passion of Althea , Billie Jean King , Arthur Ashe and even John McEnroe. She has the heart of a champion and she's just disappointed in herself. Hey champ , shake it off . Let no one tell you when you're ready to retire but you and your body. Regardless you are in the record book Anna Hall of famer. You'll be talked about and showed future generations your film clips. It ain't over yet, You're done tremendous things You got married you had a baby you deal with the pandemic. Just give yourself time to relax. Enjoy your husband and that bundle of joy. Many blessings to you champ in the future.

    UPeaches ClyburnUPeaches Clyburn2 days ago
  • Serena is a legend! Well done.

    Lo MtltLo Mtlt2 days ago
    • incredible playing even once.

      yuoop nokeyuoop noke2 days ago
  • We now know how Sasha's importance in the william's tearm

    akwasi Kwakyeakwasi Kwakye2 days ago
  • Without Sasha now, serena william can never wins against Osaka

    akwasi Kwakyeakwasi Kwakye2 days ago
  • Queen Serena!!! I love you lady and know that you have nothing to prove.!! I love you for you!!! Lady you inspired myself as well as-many others; and you just don’t know!! If you want to keep playing do it, yet know you Queen!!! Babe u 39!!!! Freaking 39!!! Baby, u have nothing to prove!! U are still one winner or error Away in a match and you still in the mix. I hope you can see how great you are!!! Maybe later in years you can see this.. THAT YOU Are QUEEN!!!! Pls smile and appreciate this💜💜💜💜💜👸🏾

    Fly KhicFly Khic3 days ago
  • I am tired of seeing her be angry or cry every time she loses. It's a losers mentality. Is this the example she wants to set? It seems very immature. No one wins every time. She's lost touch with reality.

    Melissa JacksonMelissa Jackson3 days ago
  • ...??...saude mininha!!

    Angel RiveraAngel Rivera3 days ago
  • "My opponent played well." Never seems to be popular with grandiose characters.

    SOULSTOKEDSOULSTOKED3 days ago
  • Love her

    Anne CameronAnne Cameron3 days ago
  • I will give you some real facts that in ancient times, in Italy Rom in the colosseum the gladiators would fight to the death, and at that time it was seen as the biggest entertainment, it was a game at that time, Serena Williams is a gladiator she is a fighter, but now she need to be a five star general, That means that she have to come with strategy and solutions, she have got the technique,and she just need to be consistent find the angle deed and keep her opponent on the move to drain there energy

    fitzroy shakesfitzroy shakes3 days ago
  • You have a lot of hypocrisy that clod the truth, you look how much final that Serena Williams lose under Patrick Mouratoglou, and no one say a word, but the white media is very quick to criticise Richard Williams, that build the foundation to Serena Williams and Venus Williams game, Serena Williams is very fit but you cannot just bring fitness alone to a game, where is the strategy and where is the consistency, You cannot have a plan without a solution, if you have a strong adversary as a opponent, you have to watch videos of her game and you look at her weakness and her strength, then you go on to the tennis court and you practice on how to capitalise on her weakness, and anyone that play a game they play to win that is the object of the game, so you have to be very competitive, and Serena need to sit down and watch videos of Naomi Osaka game because Naomi Osaka is the dominant consistent player right now,Naomi Osaka is the queen of tennis right now and to defeat Naomi Osaka you have to come with your A game and you have to be consistent.

    fitzroy shakesfitzroy shakes3 days ago
  • Bridget J, That is not just the only aliment of the game that is just a part of the component of Osaka game anyone that can dominate from the centre of the court have a big advantage they reach the ball a lot quicker and they do not have so much ground to cover and playing from the centre of the court the net is lower and is easy to change direction it is just like a king in medieval times that build his castle on a hill so that he can get the advantage a good coach will tell you cannot go tow to tow with a player that is in sync or that have riddim or rhythm to counteract or to neutralise that force you play the ball deep in each corner Serena Williams was not consistent enough she did not go deep in each corner and she did not hold on to her serve case in point Australia final with Jennifer Brady and Naomi Osaka I see Jennifer Brady play a shot and Osaka was frozen she did not even move but Jennifer Brady was not consistent enough so she lose the game and Osaka have a lot more commitment to her game and she is consistent but she will have problems with a young player that have stamina and that is consistent.

    fitzroy shakesfitzroy shakes3 days ago
  • A true competitor and one of the greatest players ever.

    abbsnn coseabbsnn cose3 days ago
  • The match was stolen.

    nicholas schroedernicholas schroeder3 days ago
    • 😏😎😄

      Jennifer PowerJennifer Power5 minutes ago
  • She is wonderful and human ❤

    LaNina WyattLaNina Wyatt3 days ago
  • I just saw the interview today. Watching that match was so hard to watch between her and Osaka. I was rooting for her the entire time. I think that world was rooting for her. I really hope she come back with a fire and tie the world's record.....CMack

    Director CMackDirector CMack3 days ago
  • Of course no one is perfect but it's disappointing that even in this stage of her tennis career Serena continues to be such a sore loser. Doesn't mention Naomi Osaka's incredible playing even once.

    Jeremy EpsteinJeremy Epstein3 days ago
    • She didn't mention Naomi's name either. Such a loser.

      Nemo SpenceNemo Spence2 days ago
    • on the move,and do not play Osaka at her own game, move Osaka from the centre use the two corner of the tennis court.

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cose3 days ago
  • Loosing is part of live, so be with it.

    Ken LieuKen Lieu3 days ago
  • When Serena loses she focuses mainly on her errors. Very rarely says that she was just beaten by the better player. Yes she made loads of errors but Osaka's game put huge pressure on Serena to take those chances with they came and those unforced errors are actually forced given the opponent being so strong.. It's very rare you see the Big 3 in the men's game focus on their game after a defeat. They almost always put their losses down to the quality their opponent served up and the pressure they were put under. It's classic Serena. She's a great champion no doubt but sometimes she needs to accept she was outplayed. The Issues in the US Open against Osaka a couple of years back and Klijsters even further back put all the attention on Serena in games where she was being completely outplayed and took everything away from her opponents getting the plaudits they deserved at the time.. I know this was a short interview but she should have congratulated Naomi straight off the bat

    Tanston BriantTanston Briant3 days ago
  • Never give her opponent credit

    Dom LombardiDom Lombardi3 days ago
  • This woman refuses to give Osaka credit still. Over and over she will not humble herself and just say how well Osaka played like Osaka and all others with good manners say. Repeated making several times the same POINT that it’s just bc she made errors. ‘NOT that it was really hard shots given to me, noooo, it’s because I made easy errors”. How Osaka takes this without saying anything is beyond me. I’m so happy Osaka beat her again since the last time she was again giving such bad attitude and excuses. No more excuses Serena. You should retire and let your younger player have her time to shine. Do u recall any older players treating you with such disrespect when u were coming up and shining?

    April YountApril Yount4 days ago
  • That Indian man you called a Th he mess you up.

    Jess CampbellJess Campbell4 days ago
    • What?

      Davis JohnDavis John11 hours ago
  • the most disgusting tennis player ever 🤮🤮🤮🤮

    Diyan DimovDiyan Dimov4 days ago
  • Serena got emotional when she realised the opportunity lost due to the numerous unforced errors. It's that thought of what could have been that brought the tears. For me this shows that the GOAT is still as hungry to win as ever. More grand slams will still surely be won.

    Chidi IzunwanneChidi Izunwanne4 days ago
  • Hahaha...I’m done I love it. This just made my day

    Jose CardenasJose Cardenas4 days ago
  • Serena had a great run when she was Naomi age and after...age puts u n a different game so I wasn't surprised with Naomi winning and I wont b surprise when Naomi reach that age and younger kid comes along and beat her... #THATS #JUST #THE #WAY #IT #IS

    No1 Is Above GodNo1 Is Above God4 days ago
  • Let me ask Serena Williams why is the centre of the court so dangerous, I will give you the reason why it is so dangerous it give you a quicker reaction time and you do not have to run so far to cover the court, Serena if you got tow to tow with Naomi Osaka you play right in to her hands,Serena where is your strategy, when anyone is fighting a war one of the first thing that they do is to cut off the power supply, and the centre of the tennis court is Naomi Osaka power supply, use the two sides of the court and that will give her long time to reach the ball to set her self up to pull the trigger any player here my advice and execute it perfectly will beat Naomi Osaka.

    fitzroy shakesfitzroy shakes4 days ago
  • It was just a bad day sweetheart. Play this game as long as you want. You are gifted and never forget that.

    Janet Jackson Tyler LummerJanet Jackson Tyler Lummer4 days ago
  • Jim Jones I hear you loud and clear, but I disagree with you, you say that they all know that, to know a thing and to do a thing, we are talking about practical and theory do you know how much generals went to school for war, but when they went on to the battlefield they lose the war before the war even started, you have to have execution down to a T Serena Williams win the early battle but she end up losing the war and why was that Serena went tow to tow with Naomi Osaka, and that is the reason why she lose, Serena fail to execute the game, Serena was trying to dominate Osaka, but before you try to dominate Osaka you have to take away her power base, and that is the centre of the court, I see Jennifer Brady play some shots that left Osaka frozen but the reason why Jennifer Brady lose it is there for all to see she was not consistent so Osaka got the upper Hand of her.

    fitzroy shakesfitzroy shakes4 days ago
  • Reminds me of Messi in Barcelona now.

    Lebo GaleromelweLebo Galeromelwe4 days ago
  • Serena I sit down and listen to the reason why you say that you lost to Naomi Osaka, what you have to realise you made Osaka the player that she is Osaka spend a lot of time watching you play, so she payed her respects to you, the question is how much time did you Serena Williams spend watching Osaka played, the question is why Osaka beat you Serena Williams, it is just that simple she out fox you you gave her enough time to get set what you Serena did wrong you should not go tow to tow with Osaka she is the younger player so she have more stamina, you should play the tennis ball away from the centre of the court, and can you beat Osaka the answer is yes you can but you cannot allow Osaka to dictate the game from the centre of the court and this have nothing to do with your fitness, it is your decision making during the game, find the corner and keep Osaka on the move,and do not play Osaka at her own game, move Osaka from the centre use the two corner of the tennis court.

    fitzroy shakesfitzroy shakes4 days ago
  • Serena, a great sporter, be easier on yourself ❤

    Bengkel LiaBengkel Lia4 days ago
  • This is a post mortem and why Serena Williams lost to Osaka we are going to dissect the game number one reason Osaka play from the centre of the court and she was able to boss the game Serena should not go tow to tow with Osaka all Serena needed to do is to move Osaka from side to side make her move around I watched the Australia final with Jennifer Brady and Naomi Osaka and that was a case in point if you notice when Jennifer play the tennis ball away from the centre of the court Osaka was frozen she did not even move You cannot allow Osaka the time to dictate the game you have to play the ball away from the centre of the court and play it in the corner that will force Osaka to move from the centre, all of Osaka game is played from the centre of the court if you have a coach and they do not point that out to you then you do not need a coach.

    fitzroy shakesfitzroy shakes4 days ago
  • Stay strong Serena you are human. You have so much to be grateful for look deep inside and decide what you want to do and no one has the answers but God and you. Dry your tears my friend and look around you just might see the answers that you seek. ✨✨✨✨

    Patricia AlstonPatricia Alston4 days ago
  • 🥺 we cant stop the aging process...cant always do what we used to do...sometimes thats a very hard pill to swallow.

    bilij pdanbilij pdan4 days ago
  • time to retire

    Tennis ReplayTennis Replay4 days ago
  • Those conferences are torture. She has passion and handled it real. She has worked very hard. A great champion. I am white, I know it doesn't matter, but I have been watching since she beat Steffi and I will miss her when she goes.

    Tonya WatsonTonya Watson4 days ago
  • Again the Tantrums after a loss as if she was the only one capable to win...Grow up

    abhishek baidabhishek baid4 days ago
  • such a sore bitter loser smh

    KevinJXT38KevinJXT384 days ago
    • Don't see how anyone supports Serena. Worst attitude in sports for years.

      bilij pdanbilij pdan4 days ago
  • Haha. Goodbye.

    mandomando4 days ago
  • Love Serena. You will always be the GOAT.

    Cindy MorganCindy Morgan4 days ago
  • Two very different Queens.

    TiTAJI0-0 %TiTAJI0-0 %4 days ago
  • Sure, it was “just me playing bad”, not “her playing good.” That could never happen, that someone else plays well...

    gtoss chddygtoss chddy4 days ago
  • I don't think Serena has the game to really worries Osaka when she's in a good day. The japanese is so strong on both side, she can hit a winner in many positions. And that what's disturbing Serena.

    donald dukedonald duke5 days ago
  • Serena is arguably the greatest Female tennis player ever. But she is the worse when handling loss. She has to pout, scream, cry or throw a temper tantrum when things do not go her way. Losing gracefully is a virtue in of itself! She needs to learn to lose gracefully or just step away from the sport. Serena has nothing else left to prove.

    BigChris ManBigChris Man5 days ago
  • Serena has made tennis action packed but age can slow you down

    Natalie MyersNatalie Myers5 days ago
    • She lost because her opponent was better, stronger and had more grit.

      gtoss chddygtoss chddy4 days ago
  • Might be time for retirement.

    Natalie MyersNatalie Myers5 days ago
  • If any person believes this is a woman is oblivious to all the signs she is clearly a man.

    Albert KasAlbert Kas5 days ago
    • Shut up bitch

      Bad RecluseBad Recluse5 days ago
  • Honestly, I think its normal and ok for her to be emotional. She’s been at the top of this game for so long. And it’s not like she’s “stepping down”, she’s still active in the sport. And frankly, still young in general. But her life has evolved and so has she. When everyone around you is almost begging for you to hang up the jersey so they can get their headline story, instead of allowing you to come to terms with the inevitable change life will bring to your performance, it may present a conflict. I think what we’re seeing is a athletic giant coping with the reality that their full prowess is now rivaled. And when you’re a professional athlete, it’s just “sportsmanship”, it’s your identity.

    vrintigevrintige5 days ago
    • very well said!

      Quiana BerryQuiana Berry4 days ago
  • She is the GOAT 🐐

    Rich KiddRich Kidd5 days ago
  • To be the greatest, you have to be the humblest. In this case, Serena is at the end of the line.

    Nemo SpenceNemo Spence5 days ago
  • I, for one, am tired of your reaction every time Naomi beats Serena! I love both athletes but these tantrums need to stop.

    begebelbegebel5 days ago
  • Don't see how anyone supports Serena. Worst attitude in sports for years.

    Hunter GathererHunter Gatherer5 days ago
  • Big error day! That is an excuse of not to admit the lose. Sour looser

    Hrk RamnathHrk Ramnath5 days ago
  • I know even the best of the best loose a t some point sometime but I cant help thinking something else is going on behind the scenes emotionally. I hope all is well she'll return to her normal fine self soon enough.

    M TM T5 days ago
  • What a rough girl!

    Bernardino RivasBernardino Rivas5 days ago
  • This woman is a perfect example of a narcissist.

    Janglal GoupiakJanglal Goupiak5 days ago
  • I love you Serena no matter what

    Yolanda CoatesYolanda Coates5 days ago
  • It would be nice if just once after all these years she would say I got outplayed today. Instead, it is always I made a lot of errors. I could have been up 5 love. Foh. That's like saying Roger Federer could have win every grand slam. He was there they were close. Please. That's why she cried and fled like a coward because she knew aussie reporters were not going to let up.

    Javier LaraJavier Lara5 days ago
  • I still remembered when Naomi asked sorry for winning... Now she is showing the real self🥇

    mijuo rouimijuo roui5 days ago
  • She lost because her opponent was better, stronger and had more grit.

    Imran SahirImran Sahir5 days ago
  • Super Powers lost

    Jamel HunterJamel Hunter5 days ago
  • I'M DONE TOO!!... Goodbye, sick of ALL the excuses - You're old, time to retire and become a mum and good wife!!!....

    jgibson814jgibson8145 days ago
    • @Nemo Spence Totally agree but, when someone as stubborn as her, it's very hard to walk away!! She has surpassed Steffi Graf isn't that enough! Just retire gracefully and retain good health...

      jgibson814jgibson8145 days ago
    • @jgibson814 What a marvelous way to end her career if she retired after giving birth saying: My baby is my #24. But fame and glory and that level of adulation she would get if she gets another slam-it all made.her desperate and unhappy.

      Nemo SpenceNemo Spence5 days ago
    • @Nemo Spence I don't mean to sound nasty but, for years I've been a fan of the Williams Sisters and, they've been great ambassadors for women's tennis! It's now time to hand over to the younger generation. The amount of times I've been so disappointed at them losing, to the point it was affecting me so bad that I've decided to let them go!! With all that power Serena possesses, I cannot understand how easily she folds up... I'm sick of it!!!!

      jgibson814jgibson8145 days ago
    • Hear hear!

      Nemo SpenceNemo Spence5 days ago
  • as usual, "it's all about ME guys" - no humility whatsoever does not even congratulate her opponent who comprehensively outplayed her...

    G BG B5 days ago
    • Yeah. Just when we thought she's finally over with the US Open controversy, aplogizing to Naomi, here she goes again, crying. Poor sport.

      Nemo SpenceNemo Spence5 days ago
    • Typical Serena, never giving credit to the other player for kicking her a$$.

      mijuo rouimijuo roui5 days ago
  • mistakes,, errors.... today... but nothing about Osaka playing so well... she hates saying the other player is just too good....

    Christopher ButtonsChristopher Buttons5 days ago
  • Serena you is the beset .no 1.in the wolud.lm from indonesia.love you ll.❤❤❤👍👍

    Ugi Ugi IniUgi Ugi Ini5 days ago
  • She don't like to lose but it's okay. She lost before against her. That doesnt mean she isn't good. She is..but sometimes its time to give it up..

    Lulu MonroeLulu Monroe5 days ago
  • Osaka played like a BEAST! Errors or no errors that was a major factor.

    soniyu ziuysoniyu ziuy5 days ago
  • love this lady... hope my daughter is just like her

    Aldon SockwellAldon Sockwell5 days ago
  • At 23 grand slams... U have nothing to be ashamed and so much to be proud of...

    mccaboymccaboy5 days ago
  • This comments section is just proving to me how much Serena's success in tennis seriously pissed and still pisses people off,,but I guess if you feel the hate ,then you know you're successful...makes me like her even more...I admire superstars who want only few to give two fucks about them...

    Nam DiNam Di5 days ago
    • she is totall brat, sore classless loser, cant stand her,, she threw absolute fit last time she lost against Osaka,, and then she goes to social media and lies how she is walked out of the press bcs of disappointing her fans,, what BS!!!! Really? Why dont you share part of 200 million dollars purse with your fans when they are so important to you- you lying cow!!!

      Goran DragosavacGoran Dragosavac5 days ago
  • I love winners thats what it takes to stay winning the tears you got to want it so bad you cry,,,, and plus she noted how much mistakes she made and that’s better than being sore loser,,,,, she should of really pulled the May weather get it may

    GratstoneGratstone5 days ago
  • S/he got big arms.

    Daniel DrahottaDaniel Drahotta5 days ago
  • You win some, you lose some but you live to fight another day.

    Dominique DonnersonDominique Donnerson5 days ago
  • She’s very talented the best I would say but time is undefeated and beats everyone I’m sure she is sad because she lost and it’s time to retire soon. Some people when they have been doing something for soo long specially something that your really good at it’s hard to come with reality that it will be over soon, but we all must start a new life after retirement doing something else. God bless her

    Jose LuisJose Luis5 days ago
  • Typical Serena, never giving credit to the other player for kicking her a$$.

    fred estirefred estire5 days ago
  • how about the media ask the same questions to Nadal and Federer? its so sexist and racist to poke and prod the GOAT of female tennis. You are all sick

    Leo HillLeo Hill5 days ago
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