Melbourne: Top seed Serena Williams beat No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 to reach the seventh Australian Open final, here on Thursday.
The World No.1 was completely dominant against Radwanska, hitting 18 aces to only four unforced errors in the opening set alone. World No.2 Radwanska did show resilience in the second set, leveling proceedings at 3-3 after falling behind an early break, and pushing Williams to produce her best tennis in the final game.
Standing between Williams and a 22nd Grand Slam singles title is the winner of the second semifinal between No.7 seed Angelique Kerber and unseeded Johanna Konta. Kerber ousted Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals.
Djokovic to face Federer in blockbuster semi-final
In the men’s section, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will face Roger Federer in a blockbuster semi-final clash at the Australian Open after dismissing Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday night in Melbourne.
Djokovic and Federer will clash for the 45th time on Thursday at Melbourne Park, with their FedEx ATP Head2Head series balanced at 22-22. Djokovic has prevailed in their past three Grand Slam contests. Djokovic has won 36 of his past 37 matches and is currently on a 13-match winning streak.
Meanwhile, Milos Raonic became the first Canadian man to reach the Australian Open semi-finals, defeating Gael Monfils 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to set a semi-final clash with Andy Murray, who earlier beat David Ferrer.