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Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Agnieszka Radwanska to make final

Sydney: Serena Williams defeated fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0 6-4 on Thursday to reach her seventh Australian Open final.

Success in Saturday's final against either seventh seed Angelique Kerber or unseeded Briton Johanna Konta, would give her a 22nd grand slam title, placing her at a tie with Steffi Graf for the most in the Open era.

Williams clinched the first set in just 20 minutes before Radwanska showed some combat in the second but she was unable to stop the push of the American, who made her place in the final in 64 minutes.

The fourth seed appeared accepting the defeat in the first set by the fourth game. She hardly got a backhand return to a Williams serve and watched as the 34-year-old put the overhead smash away.

Williams swept the first set in just 20 minutes before Radwanska provoked the largest cheer of the match at that time when she held serve in the first game of the second set, evading an embarrassing potential 'double bagel' 6-0 6-0 score.

However, Williams broke again in the ninth game and then served out with three aces to close a match in which she belted 42 winners to Radwanska's four.