Collins first grand slam final.
Ashleigh Barty is hunting down a potential 3rd grand slam title.
Tennis fans were treated to a beautiful display of top-quality tennis in the semi-final round of Australian Open women’s competition. Now concluded, the Women’s finals will take place on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
Here is a run down of the semi-finals event:
Danielle Collins advances to her first ever grand slam finals
Danielle Collins played excellent tennis in her semi-final match against No. 7 seed, Iga Swiatek, to land herself a spot in her first ever grand slam finals event.
In the first set which lasted approximately 48 minutes, Collins unleashed powerful forehand and backhand shots which left Swiatek a set down, and after the second set commenced Collins quickly finished what she started, ending the match 6-4, 6-1.
On a mission, the American will be looking to not only achieve playing in her first grand slam finals but will also strive to win her first grand slam title. However, to ascertain that 1st place championship trophy, she will have to go head to head with the world number 1, Ashleigh Barty, who will also have majority support from the crowd.
Ashleigh Barty’s flawless run
Ashleigh Barty, who is undoubtedly the best women’s player in the world at the moment, has barrelled through 6 rounds without dropping a single set. Her consistency has landed her a chance to win her 3rd grand slam title in this event’s finale.
To even have a spot in the finals, Barty had to first eliminate the American, Madison Keys. It was smooth sailing for Barty in the first set and the second set was no different. The final score was 6-1, 6-3.
Barty, if she wins, will be the first Aussie woman since 1978 to hold the Australian Open championship title. The last Australian woman to win the title was Christine O’Neil, 44 years ago.
🆎solute BEAUTY 🇦🇺@ashbarty becomes the first Australian women's singles finalist at the #AusOpen since 1980!— wta (@WTA) January 27, 2022
Defeats Keys 6-1, 6-3 and will face the winner of Collins-Swiatek for the title 🏆 pic.twitter.com/EVLzteae3O