Naomi Osaka (no 3) will go in search of a fourth Grand Slam title on Saturday in the final in Melbourne.
The Japanese left no chance for Serena Williams (no 10), dominated 6-3 6-4 in 75 ‘in the first semi-final of the Australian Open.
Already crowned in 2019 in Melbourne, Naomi Osaka (23) is therefore still unbeaten from the quarter-finals stage in the Grand Slam, which she overtakes for the fourth time. She also picked up the title twice at Flushing Meadows, in 2018 – thanks to a success over Serena Williams in the final – and in 2020.
‘I made a lot of mistakes in the first few games, I was nervous and scared at first, then I relaxed. The most important thing for me is to have fun ‘, dropped the Japanese, who will face a neophyte, Jennifer Brady (no 22) or Karolina Muchova (no 25) on Saturday in the final.
For Serena Williams, who turns 40 in September, it’s a new opportunity that is flying away. The American, whose 23rd and last major coronation dates back to the 2017 Australian Open, missed her match. Especially from her first set: she committed 16 unforced errors, for only 4 winning moves.