Simona Halep & Caroline Wozniacki will face off against each other for the chance to win their first ever major on Saturday evening in the women’s final of the Australian Open.
The final will be only the 17th time in Australian Open history that the number one and two seeds have met for the title -- first and second seeds have won eight times each.
Halep overpowered 2016 champion Angelique Kerber in a titanic battle to book her spot in the final of the Australian Open. In a gripping contest, Halep needed a fourth match point to see off Kerber 6-3 4-6 9-7, having saved two of her own in an absorbing encounter.
As for Wozniacki she banished her Australian Open demons to reach the final at the expense of Elise Mertens, despite a late wobble. The two-time US Open runner-up – remains on track to win a maiden grand slam following a straight sets 6-3 7-6 (7-2) victory over unseeded Belgian Mertens.
British Number Two Kyle Edmunds dream run at the Australian Open came to a shuddering halt when sixth seed Maric Cilic inflicted an emphatic straight-sets victory to become the first Croatian to reach the Australian Open final.
Edmund stunned Grigor Dimitrov in his maiden grand slam quarter-final, but the powerful Cilic was a cut above the unseeded Brit, winning 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena.
Cilic will face Roger Federer or Hyeon Chung in his third major final on Sunday after his composure and experience shone through in a relentless display.