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Naomi Osaka of Japan has reached the final for the second time in the first Grand Slam Australian Open of the year. She had earlier won the title in 2019.
3-time Grand Slam winner Japan’s Naomi Osaka has reached the final for the second time at the Australian Open. She defeated Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-finals played on Thursday. He broke Williams’ dream of winning the 24th Grand Slam. Serena reached the Australian Open semi-finals for the ninth time. She has won the title seven times.
Muchova first Grand Slam semi-final, while Brady is playing for the second time
In the finals, Osaka will take on the winner of the semi-finals played between Czech Republic’s World No. 27 Carolina Mouchova and America’s Jennifer Brady. Muchova reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time. In a major upset in the quarterfinal played on Wednesday, he defeated world number-1 and French Open winner Ashley Barty. Brady defeated America’s Jessica Pegula 4-6 6-2 6-1 in the quarterfinals. This will be the second semi-final of any Grand Slam of 22nd seed Brady. Prior to this, she has also played the semi-finals of the US Open last year.
Nadal victim of vicissitudes in quarterfinal
World No. 2 Spain’s Rafael Nadal suffered a upset in the quarter-finals on Wednesday in the men’s singles event of the first Australian Open Grand Slam. He was beaten by World No. 5 Greece’s Stephanos Sitsipas in a four-hour-5-minute match. Sitsipas lost the first 2 sets badly, but then came back strongly and won the next three sets. They beat Nadal 3-6 2-6 7-6 6-4 7-5.