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Serena reaches 7th Australian final in straight sets

Serena reaches 7th Australian final in straight sets

Serena Williams continued to power her way through the Australian Open, routing Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-0, 6-4 in the semifinals Thursday.

Williams, the top seed and defending champion, has yet to lose a set in six matches in Melbourne the past two weeks. She has dropped only 26 games — an average of 4.3 per match.

The final will pit Williams against seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany or unseeded Johanna Konta of England.
The first set against fourth-seeded Radwanska was over in 21 minutes. Williams broke at 4-4 in second set, then opened the clinching game with three consecutive aces in final game.

“I love it in Australia,” Williams said on ESPN after the match. “It’s the only tournament where if I lose early I still hang out. And sometimes I’m on the last flight out. It’s just a fun place to be, and the crowd here is awesome for me, so it’s just a fun place to be.” Read more

 

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