AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 11: Women´s semifinals preview


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AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 11: Women´s semifinals preview

Serena Williams vs Agnieszka Radwanska
(Head-2-head: Williams leads 8-0)
Will Agnieszka Radwanska be able to play at the same level of Serena Williams without being destroyed by the American? That is pretty much the question everyone has been asking.

The Pole hasn’t lost a match in three months, won 13 matches in a row (which are actually 21 if we consider the two exhibition tournaments she played at the beginning of the season). Despite that, the margin of difference between Radwanska and Serena still seems insuperable, as also the American is showing great tennis on court.

The way she demolished Maria Sharapova in the quarter-finals further reduces Radwanska’s hope of reaching the first Grand Slam final in Melbourne, after the semifinal of 2014. In addition to that, world number 4 has never beaten Serena, winning only 1 set in their previous eight meetings (Wimbledon final in 2012).
Prediction: Williams in two Angelique Kerber vs Johanna Konta
(Head-2-head: first meeting)
It’s the first meeting between the two and what better opportunity than a Grand Slam semifinal, which can lead them to the best result in their whole career.

They both have had a good run so far. Angelique Kerber has showed some consistency in her game, aside from the first round match against Misaki Doi, where she managed to survive after almost three hours, and she battled Vika Azarenka in the quarter-finals, denying the Belarusian of a possible third career final in Melbourne.

On the other side of the net, the 24-year old Sydney native, who has had an impressive growth over the past few months. Konta has proved to be a mature player, with a solid serve and strong groundstrokes from the baseline. The Briton may take advantage of the momentum, although she will have to pull her best out in order to secure a spot into Saturday’s final.
Prediction: Kerber in three Also Read: AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 10: Women's preview