The excitement at the Australian Open is hotting up as we reach the Semi Final stage. The first in the Women’s Singles will see defending champion and top seed Serena Williams taking on Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, whilst the second sees unseeded Australian born Brit Johanna Konta take on German seventh seed Angelique Kerber. Here is a look at the four women hoping to book a place in the Final.
Serena Williams came into the tournament nursing injuries and with huge concerns over her fitness. Any fears she may have had will be completely gone now after dominating all five of her opponents to reach the last four without dropping a single set. The six-time champion will be most people’s tip to lift the title again, and looks like she is playing better with every match that passes.
Agnieszka Radwanska will be playing in the Semi Finals for the second time in her career, after reaching the same stage in 2014. She has only dropped one set during the tournament so far, the first of her fourth round match, but has looked comfortable in the remainder of her matches. She easily brushed aside tenth seed Carla Suarez-Navarro in the Quarter Final and comes into the last four looking in great form.
Johanna Konta beat Shuai Zhang in straight sets to become the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam Semi Final since Jo Durie in 1983. The 24-year-old, ranked 47th in the WTA, started the tournament with a straight sets win over eighth seed Venus Williams and has gone from strength to strength since then. She is making her main tournament debut at this tournament, in the country of her birth, and has exceeded her previous best Grand Slam performance of reaching the US Open fourth round in 2015.
Angelique Kerber is a former Semi Finalist at Wimbledon and the US Open but has yet to make it through to a Final. The world number 6, seeded seventh, hasn’t dropped a set since the first one of her first round match and has performed the best she ever has at this tournament. She beat Victoria Azarenka for the first time in her career, after six successive defeats, in the Quarter Final and will hope to now be there at the end of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.
Join us on Tennis-Update.Com to find out which of these two players will suffer the heartbreak of defeat, just one step away from the Final, and which two will be just one win away from being crowned Australian Open Women’s Singles Champion 2016.