Karolina Muchova (27 °) Y Jennifer Brady (24th) became the last classified to the semifinals of the Australian Open after beating Ashleigh Barty (1st) and Jessica Pegula (61st) respectively. Both the Czech and the American are among the four best of the contest with Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.
Thanks to his 1-6, 6-3 and 6-2 win over Barty, Muchova made it to the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career Since previously his best performances had been in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2019 and the eighth of the US Open 2020. On the other hand, Brady will play a semifinal again quickly, since the last time he did it was in the US Open 2020.
The history between Muchova and Brady Mark a single duel between the two in Prague in 2019. At that time it was the Czech who won the match 6-4, 3-6 and 7-6 (2).
In the other key Serena Williams (11th) will face Naomi Osaka (3rd) in a confrontation that had three duels, with two victories for the Japanese (Miami 2018 and the final US Open 2018) and one for the American (Toronto 2019). Serena will face the chance to return to the final of a Grand Slam after four years (Australian Open 2017, in which she was champion) while Osaka will seek the third Grand Slam final of his career.