"I adore Serena" - Ajla Tomljanović say sorry to Fans

Because "I adore Serena just as much as you guys do," Tomljanovi stated she was sorry.

In her interview on the court, she remarked, "What she's done for me, for the sport of tennis, is wonderful."

When I think back to seeing her as a child in all those finals, "I never anticipated that I'd get the opportunity to play her in her last match, so this is a bizarre experience for me."

How did Tomljanovi manage the situation of being in this charged atmosphere at Arthur Ashe Stadium?

Tomljanovi stated, "I simply figured she would defeat me, you know.

There was no strain on me. It's Serena. Even at the very end, when she was down 5-1, I knew she was still in a strong position to win. I hadn't thought that.

I'm not sure how many match points I needed to win,

but that's exactly the kind of person she is. She is without a doubt the best of all time.

Serena Williams, 40, summed up her unexpected achievements at the US Open better than anyone after her unbelievable victory against Anett Kontaveit in the second round.