2019 Australian Open: Women's Singles Semifinals January 24, 2019 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the stage is set for the Women's Singles Semifinals at the 2019 Australian Open. The semifinal matches confirmed that there will be a new women's Australian Open champion on Saturday's championship. The last four women as each showcased their strength and determination as they face equally challenging and daunting opponents in each round.

The first seminal match will feature 7th seed Karolina Pliskova against 4th seed Naomi Osaka. Karolina Pliskova advance into the semifinal round after a three-set win against Serena Williams while Naomi Osaka clinched the semifinal seat with a straight set win over Elina Svitolina.

The second semifinal match will be between 8th seed Petra Kvitova and American Danielle Collins. Petra Kvitova advanced in the semifinals with a straight win over 15th seed Ashleigh Barty while Danielle Collins stunned Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 to reach her first semifinal round in the Australian Open.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka as the favorites to win their respective semifinal matches and move on for Saturday's Women's Singles Championship.

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