Naomi Osaka v. Serena Williams Australian Open Semifinal

Five Facts for Naomi Osaka v. Serena Williams Australian Open Semifinal Match

The world will be watching the Australian Open tonight (Well, tonight in the U.S. and Thursday morning “down under”) as Naomi Osaka 🇯🇵 (WTA #3) faces Serena Williams 🇺🇸 (WTA #11) in one of the two women’s singles semifinal matches.  This is their fifth time playing each other and first time meeting in a Grand Slam event since the finals of the 2018 US Open.  In that match, Osaka beat her role model to win her first Grand Slam title.  Serena defeated Naomi in their last meeting at the 2019 Rogers Cup. Here are five facts to know about each player. Naomi Osaka 🇯🇵 (3rd Seed)
  • Now 10-0 in the final three rounds of a Grand Slam tournament and won the tournament each time she made it to the Grand Slam quarterfinal
  • Beat Williams two out of three times
  • On a 19-match winning streak
  • First Japanese tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title 
  • Won the Australian Open in 2019
Serena Williams 🇺🇸 (10th Seed)
  • Playing in her 40th Grand Slam semifinal
  • If she wins it all, she will have her 24th Grand Slam title and tie the record with Margaret Court, ironically a retired Australian tennis player
  • First Grand Slam Title was the 1999 US Open
  • Most recent Grand Slam Title was the 2017 Australian Open
  • Won the Australian Open at total seven times (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017)
Watch the match Naomi Osaka vs. Serena Williams 10:00 p.m. ET ESPN 2 / Streaming – fuboTV, Sling, AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV The winner will play Jennifer Brady 🇺🇸 (22nd Seed/WTA #24) or Karolína Muchová 🇨🇿 (25th Seed/WTA #27) in Saturday’s final. Game on! Shavannia

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