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Naomi Osaka just called Serena Williams her 'mom' and fans can't cope

Naomi Osaka joked that sporting legend Serena Williams was her mother on Twitter - much to everyone's delight.

Gathered in Melbourne for the Australian Open, which kicks off on Monday, January 20, the tennis champs joined Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for a charity match to raise funds for the Australian bushfire appeal.

As well as raising a massive A$250,000 (£132,570) for the cause, Osaka shared a snap of her and Serena sitting next to each other, along with the caption: "me and my mom lol."

Since, the Internet has gone wild...

 One user wrote: "I have to stan. I just have to."

Another agreed: "LOVE TO SEE IT."

A third commented: "What a powerful picture."

Firefighters who have been tackling the blaze were also in attendance - with one even taking to the court to join Nadal in a doubles match. Crowds also gave a standing ovation to the heroes.

Expressing the importance of the appeal, tennis player Nick Kyrgios - who made the first pledge - said: "Back home in Canberra, I couldn't even go outside. It was emotional."

He added: "I'm so happy we had Roger, Rafa, Novak [Djokovic] - some of the greats to get behind it. We're doing everything we possibly can to overcome this together."

The wildfire has claimed at least 28 lives so far, and has destroyed an estimated 10 million hectares of land.

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