“Do you think she’s trying?” Serena Williams’ easy game on the floor of young Naomi Osaka speaking of her greatness

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka have faced off four times so far in their careers. Although Osaka has had a better head-to-head record against Serena, the two always bring extra energy on the field.

In 2018, Serena faced Osaka for the first time in her career at the Miami Open. Earlier, the Japanese player talked about facing Serena in a dream match, as she had always wanted to meet her. However, after playing against Serena, Osaka spoke about her extraordinary experience facing the legendary American tennis player.

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Naomi Osaka talks about her experience facing Serena Williams for the first time

At the post-match press conference, Osaka He made everyone laugh at her funny and hilarious responses. Speaking of playing Serena in the opening round, Osaka was in awe of her idol Serena He saidAnd the Sometimes you play matches where you don’t say “come” at all. And that’s a little sad, because he’s like, Do you think she’s trying? I only wanted to say “come” once because I knew then that she would probably try a little. So as soon as I first heard the word “come,” I was like, yeah!

Later, Osaka’s then coach, Sasha Bajin, talked about her amazing personality during interviews, where he talked about it being real. It’s just real. It’s just the same, and I think that’s very refreshing for a lot of people. Many people in this world, unfortunately, not only to protect themselves but to not allow people to get close to them, they begin to fake emotions, “ Bagen said.

It is worth noting that Osaka was completely destroyed Serena In their first-ever match at the Miami Open; the last result It was 6-3.6-2 in favor of the Japanese player. Although Osaka attended the press conference, Serena did not. Hence, she received a $1000 fine from the WTA.

Osaka and Serena’s infamous confrontation at the US Open

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Although the first confrontation between Osaka and Serena was less exciting, the second confrontation saw a lot of drama. This time, they met in the US Open final in 2018. Safe to say, the pressure was on Serena even more as she was striving to win her 24th Grand Slam title. Osaka was relatively new at that point and was competing for her first Grand Slam title.

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From the start, Osaka played the daring game of tennis as she won the first set in a very short time. After that, the situation got a little out of control, as Chief Justice Carlos Ramos committed a training violation against Serena, which made the American tennis player really angry as she faces the chair verdict about it. Later, Serena received a second violation of the law for smashing her racket, which resulted in a point penalty.

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Naomi Osaka of Japan cries after winning the women’s singles final alongside US runner-up Serena Williams on day 13 of the 2018 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King on September 8, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens. New York City neighborhood. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Despite receiving a second violation, Serena did not stop arguing, calling the chief arbitrator a “thief”, which led to another violation of the law. As a result, she was awarded a penalty in the match, which put her in a difficult position to get back in the match. In the end, Osaka won the match in straight sets to win her first Grand Slam title. As for Serena, she is still searching for her 24th Grand Slam title, as we will see at the 2022 US Open.