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Australian Open: Serena Williams thrashes Lucic-Baroni, to meet sister Venus in final

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Published : Jan 26, 2017, 2:47 pm IST
Updated : Jan 26, 2017, 2:47 pm IST

Serena Williams will meet her sister Venus in the Australian Open final after making short work of Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Serena Williams prepares to serve to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. (Photo: AP)
 Serena Williams prepares to serve to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. (Photo: AP)

Melbourne: Serena Williams ended the fairytale run of Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Australian Open on Thursday with a crushing 6-2 6-1 win that set up a final against her sister Venus.

The world number two was back to her ruthless best at the Rod Laver Arena, charging out of the blocks to give the 79th-ranked Croatian no time to settle and roaring to victory in 50 minutes.

 

Serena, a six-time Melbourne Park champion, wrapped up the match when Lucic-Baroni slammed a shot into the net, the American reaching her 29th grand slam final where she will bid for a 23rd major title.

The Williams sisters will contest their first grand slam final since Wimbledon in 2009, which Serena won in two sets.

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