World No. 3 Osaka defeated the 23-time Grand Slam individual winner in one hour and 15 minutes with 6: 3: 6: 4

Later today, Novak Djokovic will try to reach his ninth final at Melbourne Park when he takes on wonder man Aslan Karatsev

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Three-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka fought her way back from a 2-0 hole and won five games in a row before sealing the first set 6-3 in her blockbuster semi-final against Serena Williams

After breaking Osaka in the first game of the game, she found her feet and stunned Williams with an outstanding performance to secure her spot in the Australian Open final in straight sets

The defeat denied the 39-year-old Williams the opportunity to turn 24 Grand Slam singles title and repeats Osaka’s incredible win in the 2018 US Open Final, beating Williams 6-2-6-4 to win her first Grand Slam crown

Since those early games, Serena has seemed flat and less confident, while Osaka has shifted into gear and playing on the forefoot more confidently.They have never lost three in an official game.SW has to turn the tide # AusOpen

The match was billed as a clash between two of the best servers and the strongest hits in women’s game, with both superstars entering the long-awaited encounter in incredible shape

Surprisingly, both women served poorly throughout the game. Osaka landed only 43 percent of their first serves in the game, while Williams was marginally better with 46 percent of their first serves in the game

But Osaka was nervous at crucial moments, winning four breakpoints with just as many chances and preventing five of Williams’ seven breakpoint opportunities to advance into their fourth Grand Slam final

“Then I made my way there easier. For me, the greatest part is just having fun, and it’s the first day in a while that the crowd is always an honor to play the one I wanted.” just didn’t end too badly so I just wanted to do my best ”

She added, “I don’t know if there are any little kids out here today but I was a little kid who saw them play and just being on the pitch to play them for me is a Dream

“I think the biggest thing I’ve learned over the years is that you are competitive and you are playing against another competitor. That itself is the funnest part because tennis is a game”

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Osaka got off to a horror start and only made two first serves – and a double fault – in their opening game when Serena Williams used two breakpoints to take the lead over her young opponent early on. Williams comfortably held out in her next game, which one perfect start for the 10th Seed was

The 23-year-old Osaka seemed to calm her nerves in the next game, only to make a couple of mistakes – including another rare double-mistake – to give Williams a breakpoint before fighting her way back to hold >

That started a series of five straight games for Osaka when Williams made a series of casual mistakes and regular long forehand shots Osaka finished the set 6-3

Remarkably, Osaka landed only 36 percent of their first serves in the first set, compared to 48 percent for Williams – both well below their tournament average

But after an erratic start, Osaka managed to bring 9 winners to 11 casual errors in the set, while Williams only got 4 winners to 16 casual errors in the opening set

Williams was broken in the first game of the second set, crushing an excellent forehand winner and yelling, “Take a shot!”

She let out another roar after the next point, but her instinct couldn’t change her balance as Osaka broke and then quickly took a 2-0 lead

Like Osaka, Williams raised her serving level in the second set.But unlike the third seed, Williams just couldn’t return Osaka’s first serves, and since Osaka landed 60 percent of her first serves, that was enough to keep her informed there both players comfortably held

This pattern continued for several games, with Williams making it 3-4 but still collapsing that early

Then consecutive double faults in Osaka two made the result 0-40 and gave Williams three breakpoints Osaka saved two, but another double fault gave Williams the break, seemingly out of nowhere

It was Osaka’s fifth double fault in the set – compared to just 12 overall for the tournament before this game

But Osaka immediately bounced back, hitting three winners and benefiting from a Williams double fault to return to love

That made it 5-4 for Osaka with a place in the final on their racket, confidently putting the game off to win 6-3 6-4 before the pair shared an emotional hug

“It was an honor to play them” @ naomiosakas admiration for @serenawilliams is all of us # AusOpen | # AO2021 ImageTwittercom / v3npw6DCId

It’s a big blow for Williams, who played this tournament perhaps her best tennis in the years since her last Grand Slam – at the Australian Open 2017, when she was still pregnant with daughter Olympia, at 39, her historic pursuit seems to be to get out of reach after 24 Grand Slam single crowns

Meanwhile world Nr3 Osaka is chasing its second Australian Open crown and its fourth Grand Slam in four consecutive years This would overtake Simona Halep and move up to second place in the world rankings

Osaka will be the overwhelming favorite against Jennifer Brady on Saturday) or Karolina Muchova (25) get into the final

So far in the Aussie Open trophy counting we’ve had: SEVENTH quad wheelchair single crown for Dylan Alcott He teamed up with fellow Australian Heath Davidson to take the quad double crown – fourth in a row

But things are not finished there Sam Stosur and Matt Ebden reached the semi-finals of the mixed doubles competition today after beating Hayley Carter (USA) and Sander Gille (Belgium) 6-3 and 6-2 at the Rod Laver Arena had defeated

Another pair of Aussies – Marc Polmans and Storm Sanders – lost their semi-finals today against the Czech Barbora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram from the USA 6: 3: 6: 3

Hayley Carter (USA) / Sander Gille (BEL) versus Sam Stosur (AUS) / Matthew Ebden (AUS) 3-6 2-6

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