Australian Open: Djokovic secures final spot after thrashing Roger Federer
Here we list out what had happened in the Australian Open on January 30, from Djokovic trashing Roger Federer to Sofia Kenin ousting World No 1 Ashleigh Barty
Melbourne: Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis star thrashed Roger Federer in the semi-finals clash in the ongoing Australian Open to book his spot in the final. Djokovic secured a 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over the Swiss player.
In the first set, both players gave each other a tough competition, but Djokovic clinched the set. However, in the next two sets, Djokovic was at his devastating best and completely overpowered Federer. It was Djokovic's 27th victory over Federer and with this victory, he has earned the chance to play for his eighth Australian Open title.
Garbine Muguruza stuns Simona Halep to reach first Australian Open final:
Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza outclassed Simona Halep in the semifinal encounter to reach the final of the Australian Open for the first time on January 30.
Muguruza defeated the former world number one in straight sets 7-6(8), 7-5. In the intense clash, the Spaniard had the momentum and won the first set, which ended, in tie-breaker. In the second set, Halep tried hard to make a comeback, but Muguruza came out all guns blazing to reach the summit clash. Muguruza will attempt to win her third major title against Sofia Kenin of the United States.
Sofia Kenin ousts World No 1 Ashleigh Barty:
Sofia Kenin sent world number one Ash Barty spinning out of the Melbourne Park semi-finals 7-6(6) 7-5 on Thursday to reach her maiden Grand Slam final, crushing Australian hopes of a first home-grown champion in 42 years.