Australian Open, 🇦🇺🏆 Championship match preview
(2) 🇺🇸 Serena Williams vs (13) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams
Serena Williams and Venus Williams will go head-to-head in a Grand Slam singles final for the 9th time when they compete for the Australian Open title on Saturday night. The sisters competed in the final of the Australian Open in 2003, now 14 years later they are still at the top of the game. The longevity and dominance of the Williams sisters is unprecedented, Saturday’s final will be a good chance to celebrate this fact. As for the match, Serena has always said that Venus is her toughest opponent and Venus would say the same about Serena. This is more than just a tennis match, with so much on the line for both and so many emotions involved, it will be intriguing to see how the 2017 Australian Open championship match unfolds.
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Australian Open, 🇦🇺 Semi-Final #2 match preview
(2) 🇺🇸 Serena Williams vs 🇭🇷 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
Serena Williams and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni first went head-to-head in Sydney in 1998. On Thursday, almost two decades later, the pair will meet at the semi-final stage of the Australian Open. Lucic-Baroni’s fairytale story has gone on for longer than anyone could have expected, the Croat is now unbelievably just two wins away from achieving one of the great sporting miracles. In her way is the 22-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams. Serena will is now within touching distance of Grand Slam 23 which will see her surpass Steffi Graff which will leave the American as the most successful champion in the open era.
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Australian Open, 🇦🇺 Semi-Final #1 match preview
(13) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams vs 🇺🇸 CoCo Vandeweghe
A hugely unexpected semi-final clash at Melbourne Park features a battle of the generations when Venus Williams comes up against CoCo Vandeweghe. The two American’s head into Thursday’s semi-final with vastly different levels of experience at this level. Venus Williams will be competing in her 21st Grand Slam semi-final, at the age of 36 she has reached this stage at the Australian Open for the first time since 2003. Whilst this will be a totally new experience for CoCo Vandeweghe as she competes in her first ever Grand Slam semi-final. CoCo Vandeweghe has form on her side after some scintillating performances in the last couple of rounds but Venus Williams has experience on her side and is also playing good tennis.
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Australian Open, 🇦🇺 Quarter-Final #3 match preview
(5) 🇨🇿 Karolina Pliskova vs 🇭🇷 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
Karolina Pliskova will be an overwhelming favourite heading into Wednesday’s quarter-final clash with Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Many viewed Pliskova as one to look out for at the majors in 2017, so far, the world number 5 has lived up to expectations, winning the title in Brisbane and now reaching her second Grand Slam quarter-final. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is on a magical run, the last time the Croat reached this stage of a Grand Slam was all the way back in 1999, an outstanding achievement.
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Australian Open, 🇦🇺 Quarter-Final #4 match preview
(9) 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta vs (2) 🇺🇸 Serena Williams
The most anticipated match of the tournament thus far will take place on Wednesday when 6-time former champion Serena Williams comes up against Johanna Konta. Konta and Williams have both advanced to the final eight stage without dropping a set. The Brit is the form player on the tour at the moment, clearly playing the best tennis in the last couple of weeks, having absolutely dominated some quality opponents. This will be the first ever match between Serena and Johanna, it will be very interesting to see how Konta’s game matches up against the almighty Serena Williams.
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