The 2016 women’s Australian Open final is all set and will take place on Saturday evening in Melbourne between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber. This will be the final ‘Set Points’ of the tournament… I’ve really enjoyed producing this new feature and hopefully you have enjoyed it too! I am planning to keep it up it for the other Slams and other tournaments too when I have the time.
Here are some pics/videos from inside Rod Laver Arena of Kerber’s win.
This was from Kerber’s post-match interview haha
This was a super fortnight for Konta who will break into the world’s top 30… Here is her final press conference after today’s match.
Once again, it’s worth pointing out that Kerber saved a match point in her first match of the tournament against Misaki Doi. This has happened a lot at the Australian Open in the past few years (see tweet below), but elsewhere too. Presented with a kind of second chance, I would guess that it almost takes some of the pressure away having been on the brink of booking the flight home.
This is still relevant… I really enjoyed this piece by Matt Zemek on Attacking the Net on Angelique Kerber after her quarter-final win over Victoria Azarenka on Wednesday.
In the first semi-final, Serena Williams continued her dominance over Agnieszka Radwanska, cruising through the first set and encountering a bit of resistance in the second set but still winning comfortably, 6-0 6-4. Her stats were amaaaazing.
The game to serve it out was also amaaaazing.
And a nice handshake!
In the first of the men’s semi-finals, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in four sets, 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3. Check out the point of the match in the tweet below… wow! The second semi-final between Andy Murray and Milos Raonic is on Friday where i’d actually go for Raonic. Still, I don’t fancy either Murray or Raonic to challenge Djokovic in the final.
And finally, entry list news… Venus heading back to Indian Wells!
I managed to wake up for the second set of Kerber-Konta today which was worth it just to witness Kerber’s joy at the end… I am sooooo glad today was the last day of nocturnal tennis watching.