Australian Open Women's Semi-Final Tips: Swiatek can swoop into the final
With just four players remaining in the tournament, the women's singles semi-finals take place at the Australian Open on Thursday. Dan Weston returns to preview the two matches...
Victories for Danielle Collins and our outright pick, Iga Swiatek, on Wednesday helped them join Tuesday winners Ash Barty and Madison Keys as the four players still in contention to lift the Australian Open trophy on Saturday. Collins ended the journey of Alize Cornet in straight sets to ease into the semi-finals, while Swiatek had to battle against Kaia Kanepi to extend the Estonian veteran's losing streak in Grand Slam quarter-final matches - Swiatek won just five more points in the entire match.
In fact, Barty has played nine matches this season and has lost only one single set, against Cori Gauff in her season opener in Adelaide, and having faced five players in and around the top 20.