Serena Williams, the 40-year-old American icon is in the twilight of her career, with 23 Grand Slam titles to her name she is undoubtedly the greatest female tennis player of all time as millions of fans around the world call her. Recently having played at the Cincinnati Open where she quickly lost to British prodigy Emma Raducanu.
There has been a lot to take in from the first-round fixture between Raducanu and Williams. From Raducanu paying tribute to the American professional with the crowd to Serena Williams storming off the court without addressing her fans as she concluded her WTA tour. One more highlight from this match was the presence of Naomi Osaka in the stands.
Fans troll Naomi Osaka over her presence at Serena Williams’ match
Like Serena Williams and Emma Raducanu, Naomi Osaka also had a round of 64 match at the Cincinnati Open against Zhang Shuai, the Japanese professional lost the game 4-6, 5-7 in a stunning upset that eliminated her from the tournament. Soon after the embarrassing loss, Naomi Osaka skipped through her post-match press conference to attend Serena Williams’ match.
As defending US Open champion Emma Raducanu made quick work of her inspiration Serena Williams, the camera caught Naomi Osaka sitting in the stands and cheering for the American icon, fans took to Twitter to react to Osaka’s presence, and most of the people had wholesome reactions to the funny video but there were some fans who didn’t take her presence lightly as she just had been humiliated by Zhang in her match a few moments ago.
Naomi Osaka will enter the US Open unseeded after losing out in the first round, Emma Raducanu won her first-round fixture against Serena Williams, and she will also face a tough battle against two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka in the round of 32 match of the Cincinnati Open, she will be looking to put as many points in the bag before she goes on her quest to defend the US Open title.