Garbiñe Muguruza and Sofia Kenin rip up script to reach Australian Open final

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  • Kenin spoils Australian party with defeat of world No 1
  • Muguruza overcomes Halep in gruelling court battle

If tennis were a movie, the script would be ripped up on an almost daily basis. At the start of the 2020 Australian Open, Serena Williams was supposed to tear through the draw and win her 24th major to equal the all-time record of Margaret Court. The American left after three matches; the Australian, for better or worse, lingered into the second week, honoured then attacked, but still standing.

The final was scheduled to pitch the current world No 1, Ashleigh Barty, against Simona Halep, who once topped the rankings and who has played with such irresistible brilliance during the fortnight it was tempting to etch her name on the trophy before they even stepped on to Rod Laver Arena on Saturday night. Neither of them have made it.

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Written by Kevin Mitchell at Melbourne Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jan/30/australian-open-women-semi-finals under the title “Garbiñe Muguruza and Sofia Kenin rip up script to reach Australian Open final”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.