Australian Open: Jennifer Brady beats Muchova, to face Naomi Osaka in final
New Delhi: In tennis, 22nd seed Jennifer Brady of the United States defeated Karolina Muchova of Czech Republic by 4-6, 6-3, 4-6 to enter the finals of Australian Open. With this, the women’s title clash is now set and it will be Naomi Osaka versus Jennifer Brady. Earlier, Naomi Osaka rebounded from a poor start to beat Serena Williams in straight sets to book her place in the Australian Open final. World No. 3 Osaka beat the 23-time Grand Slam singles winner 6-3, 6-4.
Later in the day, in the Men’s Singles Semifinals, eight-time winner Novak Djokovic will take on World No. 114 Aslan Karatsev.
The 27-year-old Russian qualifier Karatsev defeated 18th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the quarterfinals. He became the first man in the professional era to reach the semifinals of his first major tennis tournament. On the other hand, Djokovic crushed Germany’s Alexander Zverev to reach his 39th Grand Slam semi-final.