Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sports News: Australian Open Semis

Australian Open - the first Grand slam of the year finally enters its semis stage and narrows down four players each in men's and women singles category.

In the woemn singles category, Madison Keys reaches her first Grand Slam semi-final by beating Venus Williams. Her win over the elder Williams sisters brings to an end the possibility of an all-Williams contest at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

The unseeded American 19-year-old came through 6-3 4-6 6-4 in one hour and 54 minutes. She will now face top seed Serena Williams, who swept past 11th seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-2.

The second semi final will be played between Maria Sharapova and Makarova.

In the men's singles category, Britian's Andy Murray will be facing Tomas Berdych in the semis on 29th January at the Melbourne Park. Seventh seed Berdych beat Nadal 6-2 6-0 7-6 (7-5) to end a 17-match losing streak against the Spaniard. The defeat has let Nadal confess that he played very bad.

The other semi final contestants will be decided today after the quarter finals between  Djokovic and Raonic, while Wawrinka has already qualified for the semis beating Japanese Nishikori.

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