2017 Grand Slam Tennis:Australian Open (Women's Semifinal)January 26, 2017 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the Rod Laver Arena will host the semifinal round of the Australian Open Women's Singles competition. It will be double-header semifinal final match which starts at 10PM ET.

The first semifinal is an All-American affair between up and coming Coco Vandeweghe against veteran Venus Williams. Youngster Coco Vadeweghe barges into the semifinal round after defeating 7th seed Garbine Muguruza in straight set, 6-4 6-0. While Venus Williams defeated 24th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-4 7-6.

The second semifinal will feature defending Australian Open champion Serena Williams against unranked Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni qualified in the semifinal round by upsetting 5th seed Karolina Pliskova 4-6 6-3 4-6. Serena Williams muscled her way against 9th seed Johanna Konta, 6-2 6-3.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Coco Vandeweghe and Serena Williams as the favorites to beat their respective semifinal opponents and book their spot in the Australian Open Finals.

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