Angelique Kerber has finally managed to beat Victoria Azarenka, getting past the Belarusian former world #1 for the first time in Melbourne on Wednesday.
The seventh try finally proved to be Kerber’s time as the German managed to beat Azarenka in straight sets, booking herself a spot in the Australian Open semifinal and becoming the first German player to reach the round of the last four in Melbourne since Anke Huber in 1998.
Kerber will meet Johanna Konta in the semis, the young Briton who confirmed her place in the next round by beating China’s Zhang Shuai in straight sets, ending one of the most inspiring stories this tournament. Zhang had made it all the way into the quarters after starting in the qualifying stages and upsetting #2 seed Simona Halep along the way.
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