MELBOURNE, Australia – You’d be forgiven if you considered the first women’s semifinal on the order of play a facto final.
But as heavyweight of a matchup as that it, look at the opportunity that the two other semifinalists have earned.
2021 Australian Open
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
Men’s singles semifinal
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) def. [Q] Aslan Karatsv (RUS) 63 64 62
Women’s singles semifinal
 Naomi Osaka (JPN) def.  Serena Williams (USA) 63 64
 Jennifer Brady (USA) def.  Karolina Muchova (CZE) 64 36 64
Men’s doubles semifinal
 Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Filip Polasek (SVK) def.  Nikola Mektic / Mate Pavic (CRO) 46 64 63
Mixed doubles semifinal
 Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) / Rajeev Ram (USA) def. [WC] Storm Sanders / Marc Polmans (AUS) 63 63
Mixed doubles quarterfinals
[WC] Samantha Stosur / Matthew Ebden (AUS) def. [ALT] Hayley Carter (USA) / Sander Gille (BEL) 63 62
Desirae Krawczyk (USA) / Joe Salisbury (GBR) def. Andreja Klepac (SLO) / Neal Skupski (GBR) 63 64