The defeat ended Williams’ bid for a record-equalling twenty fourth Grand Slam title.
“It was a giant error day for me at present,” the 39-year-old instructed reporters after the match at Rod Laver Area.
Requested if it was only a dangerous day on the workplace, Williams stated: “I do not know. I am accomplished,” earlier than leaving the room in tears.
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