'Make a shot': Serena Williams fumes amid 'terrible' Aus Open drama

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Naomi Osaka (pictured right) celebrating a point and Serena Williams (pictured left) yelling in frustration.
Naomi Osaka (pictured right) was too good for a frustrated Serena Williams (pictured left) in their semi-final clash at the Australian Open. (Getty Images)

Serena Williams was unable to capitalise on a nervous start from Naomi Osaka as the World No.2 blasted her way past the American and into the Australian Open final.

Fans around the world tuned in to watch the blockbuster semi-final showdown between Osaka and Williams and it was the American that started off on fire.

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The 39-year-old used her experience and broke a 'nervous' Osaka straight away to hold a 2-0 lead in the first set.

“Naomi’s nervous,” Commentator Jim Courier said.

“What a start!” Sam smith said on Williams' opening two games.

“Serena (is) pitch perfect so far.”

But Osaka put aside the nerves and stormed back to take the first set 6-3 in "barnstorming" fashion.

Osaka's groundstrokes proved too much for Williams who made a few uncharacteristic mistakes.

But things didn't get better for Williams in the second set after Osaka immediately broke to take a 2-0 lead.

This prompted a frustrated Williams to yell: 'Make a shot,' during a game.

But the match took another twist at 4-3 when Osaka served three double faults to allow Williams back in.

However, Osaka broke straight back and proved too clinical serving for the match to win 6-3, 6-4 and reach the Australian Open final.

Fans were quick to praise the Japanese superstar for her classy performance as she attempts to grab her second Australian Open title, which she won back in 2019.

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