It just wasn’t her day…
On Wednesday, during her first round at the Miami Open, Serena Williams lost to Japan’s Naomi Osaka, 6-3, 6-2.
The tennis legend gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on September 1, 2017, and got married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on November 16, 2017 in New Orleans.
When word spread of her defeat, fans took to Twitter to express their shock. See the best reactions (below):
Indian Wells champ Naomi Osaka takes out Serena 6-3, 6-2 in Miami 1st round.
Serena was really not good at all, but Osaka’s level is also phenomenal & she played spectacularly.
Gotta admit though. Hard to watch Serena go out like that in the 1R of a tourney she has dominated.
— Matt Dowell (@TheMattDowell) March 21, 2018
Still a long way to go for Serena, of course, but tough to take many conclusions from this match. Osaka is on a roll and the match was probably closer than the score indicates (6 deuce games, Serena lost 5 of them).
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) March 21, 2018
Wow that last point sums it up for Serena today. Couldn’t do a thing right. So many unforced errors and couldn’t hit a first serve. All part of the journey, Serena will get there and be back at the top where she belongs #RenasArmy
— Kate Salemme (@KateSalemme) March 21, 2018
I have no doubt that Serena will make it all the way back. Naomi needed this more.
— Joe Reid (@joereid) March 21, 2018
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