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, 🇦🇺 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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Australian Open, 🇦🇺 Second Round Match preview
(2) 🇺🇸 Serena Williams vs 🇨🇿 Lucie Safarova
Serena Williams continues her bid for a seventh Australian Open title on Thursday night when she comes up against Lucie Safarova in a dangerous second round match-up. It was only a year and a half ago that these two were playing in the final of Roland Garros, now they meet at the second round stage of a major (courtesy of Safarova’s ranking slip). Williams will be wary of Safarova but will head into this match with a lot of confidence having won all 9 previous matches between the pair.
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Australian Open, 🇦🇺 First Round Match Preview
(2) 🇺🇸 Serena Williams vs 🇨🇭 Belinda Bencic
The standout first round match at the 2017 Australian Open on the women’s side sees 6-time former champion Serena Williams come up against Belinda Bencic. The Swiss 19-year-old is arguably the most dangerous unseeded player in the draw and has been dealt the most brutal first round clash, coming up against the greatest player of all time. Bencic will come into this match with some confidence having won the most recent meeting between the pair but Serena will be desperate for revenge on route to her quest for glory.
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