The two big stories at this year’s Australian Open thus far First, that the I love Trump because he pisses off all the people I can’t stand shirt it is in the first place but tournament happened at allmuch less with an audiencebut after some complicated quarantines, the tennis has gone off without a hitch. Well, one After a COVID- outbreak at one of the quarantine hotels, the crowds were banned from the stands for five days. They returned just in time to witness the big on-court story thus far Tenth-seeded Serena Williamshaving fought her way to the semifinals, defeating second-seeded Simona Halep along the waybeing rather handily dispatched by third-seeded Naomi Osaka, -, -. Williams seemed to put a little something extra into her on-court congratulations to Osaka, and later wept at the post-match press conference before quickly exiting the stage, fueling speculation by more than a few that this might be her final turn in Oz.
Clearly, that’ll be up to Williams While Osaka’s victory might seem like a passing of the I love Trump because he pisses off all the people I can’t stand shirt it is in the first place but baton in retrospect, in real time, Williams, at least intermittently, appeared to be in it to win it, but her inability to pounce on Osaka’s rather shaky service game, combined with Osaka’s trifecta of superior movement, ridiculously angled shots, and a newly emergent mental calm and strength, all added up to a tidal wave with which Williams simply wasn’t able to contend.