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Sport Serena and Wozniacki reach doubles final and singles semis

14:45  10 january  2020
14:45  10 january  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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Serena Williams reaches the semi - finals of the Auckland Classic with a straight-set victory over Serena Williams' last singles title was the 2017 Australian Open when she was eight weeks Wozniacki and Williams will play their doubles semi - final against Belgian pair Kirsten Flipkens and

Serena steps up in clutch to reach Auckland semis . I came in here before the tournament last year and said I wanted to play singles and doubles here. Caroline Wozniacki progressed to the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over two-time defending champion Julia Goerges of Germany.

Serena Williams with a racket on a court: Serena Williams (R) and Caroline Wozniacki (L) © Getty Images Serena Williams (R) and Caroline Wozniacki (L)

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki teamed up to reach the Auckland Classic doubles final after making the final four in the singles, while Naomi Osaka will challenge Karolina Pliskova for the number two ranking in Brisbane.

Williams and Wozniacki, playing as a pair for the first time, beat the top seeds in the quarter-finals and saved five set points in their opening set against Kirsten Flipkens and Alison Van Uytvanck before sealing a 7-6 (11-9) 6-2 victory to advance to the final.

They will play the winners of Saturday's all-American clash that sees Coco Gauff and Caty McNally take on Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend.

Serena, Wozniacki team up to advance in Auckland doubles

  Serena, Wozniacki team up to advance in Auckland doubles Serena, Wozniacki team up to advance in Auckland doublesWozniacki is set to retire after the Australian Open later this month and Williams said she wanted to partner the Dane before she hung up her racket.

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki prolonged their one-time-only doubles partnership Wednesday Playing in combination for the first time in their careers, Williams and Wozniacki beat The pair will not play together at the Australian Open, which will be Wozniacki 's final Grand Slam

I know that when I play doubles here with Venus it ­definitely helps my singles game. That's the momentum halted, and Serena breaks again! Serena has never again lost a Wimbledon semi - final . Enter Barbora Strycova. Caroline Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open.

Earlier on Friday, Williams came from a break down in the second set to beat Laura Siegemund 6-4 6-3 and book an exciting semi-final against Amanda Anisimova, a 6-2 3-6 6-4 winner against wildcard Eugenie Bouchard.

(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) © Getty (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Asked if she felt in good shape ahead of the Australian Open, Williams said: "I definitely feel that, and I feel like my match yesterday [against Christina McHale] was great.

"It's great that I went three sets, and it's great that I ran so much. I came out today just overall feeling better and doing better.

"Especially the match fitness – I'm super fit, but match fitness is a little different, so I think all these matches are really helping."

Wozniacki will face Jessica Pegula, who progressed when Alize Cornet retired at 6-0 3-2 down, after a routine 6-1 6-4 victory over defending champion Julia Goerges.

Osaka can improve her seeding ahead of the Australian Open if she makes the final at the Brisbane International, and standing in her way is her direct rival in world number two Pliskova.

Two-time major winner Osaka – ranked fourth in the world – had to fend off five break points to close out a 6-3 3-6 6-3 triumph over Kiki Bertens in the quarter-finals.

Reigning champion Pliskova lies in wait in the last four, though she had to stave off two set points in the first before winning 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 against Alison Riske. Petra Kvitova and Madison Keys will contest the other semi-final.

Williams flies into Auckland final

  Williams flies into Auckland final Serena Williams raced into the final of the ASB Classic in Auckland after securing a straight-sets victory over Amanda Anisimova.Williams converted all five of her break points to record a 6-1 6-1 victory over the 18-year-old in just 43 minutes.

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki needed just 52 minutes to win their doubles quarterfinal. Both players look fresh and Wozniacki said it's not been a problem to play singles and doubles this week. Kasatkina is no mug, she has been in the top 10 and has twice reached the fourth round of a

Meanwhile, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki prolonged their one-time-only doubles partnership Wednesday when they advanced to the semi - finals . Playing together for the first time in their careers, Williams and Wozniacki beat top-seeded Johanna Larsson and Caroline Dolehide 6-2

Garbine Muguruza was unable to kick off 2020 with a final appearance as she lost 6-4 6-3 to Ekaterina Alexandrova in the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open.

Elena Rybakina, who beat Kristyna Pliskova 6-2 7-5, stands between Alexandrova and a first singles title on the WTA Tour.

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