Eleventh day of competition in the Australian Open. The tournament enters the final stage and for this Thursday, January 18, there are real matches scheduled. On this day the women’s final of the Australian Open and it will also be known who is the first finalist in the men’s box. Take note of which games are played today and where to watch live on TV the Australian Open.
The highlight of the day is the first women’s semifinal of this Australian Open Come in Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. The duel between the Japanese and American tennis player is scheduled at the Rod Laver Arena for no earlier than 2:00 p.m. local time – that is, 4 a.m. in Spain according to peninsular time. Due to the quality of the players, it is seen as an anticipated final of this first Grand Slam of the season.
Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams They have met four times in total on the circuit, the most recent a few weeks ago in Adelaide, with victory for the Japanese. The duel is in a draw, with two victories for each one, the first two clashes were taken by the little Williams who is looking for her 24th Grand Slam in Australia, while the last two crosses fell on the side of Osaka.
Once the first ticket to the women’s final of the Australian Open the other semifinal will be played with Muchova and Brady as protagonists. The Czech comes from eliminating number one, Asleigh Barty, while Brady beat Pegula in a duel between Americans. Both women’s matches belong to the day session of this Thursday 18 at the Australian Open and due to the time difference they will be played at dawn in Spain. Both games can be seen on Eurosport.
Already in the night session and at a more friendly time in Spain, the first men’s semifinal of this will be played Australian Open. The protagonists are Novak Djokovic, number one and current champion in Melbourne, and Aslan karatsev, the Russian tennis player who is being the surprise of the tournament where he arrived from the previous phase.
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The men’s semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Aslan Karatsev It is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. local time, that is, it will start at 9:30 in the morning in Spain -one hour less in the Canary Islands-. The Serbian prevailed in a tough encounter against Alexander Zverev to get into this semi-final, while the Russian tennis player, who will see a big leap in the ranking after his first Grand Slam appearance, beat Grigor Dimitrov. The party of Australian Open It can be seen on TV on Eurosport this Thursday, February 18.