Linette To Face Sabalenka In Australian Open Semi-Finals
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 25, 2023
Magda Linette will meet fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka in the Australian Open semi-finals after she beat Karolina Pliskova to continue her dream run.
The Polish world number 45 had previously never gone beyond the third round of a Grand Slam in 29 attempts produced a fearless display in a 6-3 7-5 win over Czech two-time major finalist Pliskova on Rod Laver Arena.
Belarusian Sabalenka defeated Croatia’s Donna Vekic 6-3 6-2 to reach her fourth Grand Slam semi-final and will face Linette on Thursday.
Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka plays Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the other semi-final on Thursday.