"You were great, do not cry," Serena comforts her opponent after sending her

Serena Williams comforts young Dayana Yastremska after defeating him in the knockout round of the Australian Open on January 19, 2019. - Andy Brownbill / AP / SIPA

The emotion of meeting "a legend," as she said before the meeting, and certainly not having done as she wished, was too strong for the young Dayana Yastremska. The 18-year-old Ukrainian broke down in tears when she shook hands with Serena Williams, who sent her in the third round on Saturday in just over an hour (6-2, 6-1).
the Australian Open. The American then consoled her opponent. "They were great, do not cry," she said. You are so young. You played really well. "

"I saw that she was very excited and I liked that," Serena added in a press conference. She was not just there to play a good game, but to win. She wanted to win. It really broke my heart. But she has talent and it's good to see that attitude. "

In the next round, the youngest of the Williams sisters will not find her oldest. Venus was beaten by Simona Halep, the world No. 1 (6-2, 6-3). It promises a shock in the 8th final.