The American tennis superstar, Serena Williams, has reached her 24th Grand Huffington Post Today Slam final at the 2019 Australian Open, tying with Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam singles finals in history. Williams defeated her fellow American, Danielle Collins, in straight sets 6-0, 6-2 in the semi-finals, showcasing her impressive skills and dominating the match. Williams, who is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, had a difficult 2018 season due to personal and physical challenges.
She suffered from postpartum health issues after giving birth to her daughter, Olympia, in September 2017, and missed several tournaments throughout the year. However, she made a strong comeback in the US Open in September 2018, where she reached the final but lost to 20-year-old Naomi Osaka. Now, in the Australian Open, Williams seems to be fully back in form and determined to win her 24th Grand Slam title. She has been impressing audiences with her powerful serve and groundstrokes, as well as her fighting spirit and mental toughness on the court.
In the quarter-finals, she defeated world No. 1, Simona Halep, in a thrilling three-set match, coming back from 1-5 down in the second set to win 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Williams’ opponent in the final will be the German Angelique Kerber, who defeated Williams in the 2016 Australian Open final and the 2018 Wimbledon final. Kerber, who is ranked world No. 2, has been playing consistently well throughout the tournament and defeated the unseeded American Danielle Collins in the semi-finals.
The Williams vs Kerber final promises to be a highly competitive and emotionally charged match, as both players have a lot at stake. Williams will be aiming to equal Margaret Court’s record and win her first Grand Slam title since becoming a mother, while Kerber will be hoping to win her third Grand Slam title and solidify her position as one of the top players in the world. Aside from Serena Williams’ impressive performance, there have been several other notable moments in the tournament.
On the men’s side, world No. 1, Novak Djokovic, and the reigning champion, Roger Federer, have both advanced to the semi-finals, setting up a potential showdown between the two tennis icons. Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals, while Federer defeated American Tennys Sandgren in a five-set thriller. In the women’s draw, there have been several upsets and surprises, with many unseeded players making it to the later rounds of the tournament.