MELBOURNE (Reuters) – World primary Ash Barty took simply over an hour to defeat American Madison Keys 6-1 6-3 within the Australian Open semi-final on Thursday, persevering with her exceptional run throughout the previous fortnight in Melbourne.
The reigning Wimbledon champion is but to drop a set within the main and has misplaced simply 21 video games in six matches.
Victory in Saturday’s final would make Barty the primary native to win the Australian Open since Chris O’Neil in 1978.
Barty, who’s the primary Australian to reach a final at dwelling since Lleyton Hewitt in 2005, will play both seventh seed Iga Swiatek or twenty seventh seed Danielle Collins within the decider.
(Reporting by Courtney Walsh; modifying by Simon Cameron-Moore)