Australian Open 2021 Semifinal 1: Australian Open 2021 Semifinal: Naomi Osaka vs Serena Williams streaming LIVE at 8.30 AM on SonyLIV: The Australian Open 2021 semifinals will begin on February 18 as biggest match of AusOpen 2021 will be played out between Naomi Osaka & Serena Williams.
Osaka leads 2-1 head-to-head with Serena
Match Up 1: The first time they met was in the first round of the 2018 Miami Open. Williams was playing in only her second tournament since returning to the tour after giving birth to a baby girl. Osaka won that tie 6-3, 6-2 against a clearly rusty American.
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Match Up 2: They met again, six months later in the controversial US Open final, which Osaka again won in straight sets.
Match Up 3: Williams pulled one back in Toronto in 2019, winning 6-3, 6-4.
Williams chasing her 24th Grand Slam Title: For all her achievements and historic successes, Williams has now entered a fourth year in her pursuit of Margaret Court’s all-time record of most Grand Slam singles titles.
Williams overtook Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 major wins when she won the 2017 Australian Open title – beating elder sister Venus in the final.
She went on maternity leave after that and returned to the tour over a year later. Her hunger for the elusive 24th Slam hasn’t diminished, and she’s been close to achieving it four times.
In 2018, she reached the Wimbledon and US Open finals, losing to Angelique Kerber and Osaka respectively. A year later, she reached the final of the same majors, losing to Halep (Wimbledon) and Bianca Andreescu (US Open).
Now she’s gunning for a fifth final.
Novak Djokovic will be in action on Day 11 of the year’s first grand slam: Djokovic will be playing his ninth semifinal in Australian Open, world No.1 is yet to lose a semifinal match in Australian Open. The Serb will face Qualifier Aslan Karatsev who is having a dream run at the Open this year.
Ahead of the action-packed day in the Australian Open, check the full schedule of Day 11 matches—
Australian Open semifinals- Order of Play on Day 11
3 Naomi Osaka vs Serena Williams 10
25 K Muchova vs J Brady 22
1 Novak Djokovic vs Aslan Karatsev Q
NOTE: The second men’s semifinals will be played on Day 12 (Friday).
Where to watch Aus Open 2021 semifinal?
The Australian Open 2021 semifinals LIVE stream will be aired on SONY SIX, SONY TEN2, SONY TEN3 and OTT-platform SONY SIX in Hindi and English language.
When to watch Australian Open semifinal?
The live stream of Australian Open semifinals matches will begin at 8.30 AM IST. The men’s singles semifinal 1 will take place at 2 PM IST.
Check complete Australian Open 2021 semifinal and final schedule:
18 February – Women’s semi-finals and first men’s semi-final
19 February – Second men’s semi-final
20 February – Women’s final
21 February – Men’s final
Australian Open 2021 prize money (in Australian dollars, 1 Aus dollar= 0.77 USD)
Winner: 2.75 million (Nearly Rs 15.5 crore)
Runner-up: 1.5 million (Nearly Rs 8.5 crore)
Semifinals: 850,000 (Approx Rs 4.8 crore)
Quarterfinals: 525,000 (Approx Rs 3 crores)
4th round: 320,000
3rd round: 215,000
2nd round: 150,000
1st round: 100,000
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