The two went head to head on the court as they competed for a spot in the finals of the tennis tournament against Jennifer Brady.
Naomi beat Serena 6-3 and 6-4 during both games.
“I was just really, like, nervous and scared, I think, at the beginning,” Naomi told reporters after declaring victory. “And then I sort of eased my way into it.”
Great recognizes great.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) February 18, 2021
After the match during a press conference, Serena was asked about if she’ll be back for another run at the title.
“I don’t know. If I ever say farewell I wouldn’t tell anyone,” she shared before ending the conference on her own terms.
Here’s Serena choking up and walking out on her press conference pic.twitter.com/99YwaDWBlI
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) February 18, 2021
Check your local listings to tune into the final battle between Naomi and Jennifer.
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