We have an Australian in an Australian Open womens’ singles final at last in a long time, Ash Barty has made it after a very easy & straight sets win (6-1, 6-3) v American Madison Keys in just 62 minutes at Rod Laver Arena. All eyes on the 2nd and last semi-final game shortly between another American Danielle Collins v Poland’s Iga Swiatek.
Keys went a long, long way after a disappointing 2021 campaign & kickstarted 2022 with a bang on Australian shores, she fought back some games after the break having tried to hold this tie for longer. However, a poor start combined with a huge lead gap behind the Aussie was just too much to catch up before it was over.
And Ash Barty was outstanding where she was on the same page as Keys at the beginning before she shifted plenty of gears that reflected an easy 1st set spell, it gave her time to finish up the job going into the 2nd set while Keys fought back a few games late as Barty pulled off comfortably towards the homestretch.