Australian Open, women's singles final: Everything you need to know

Rajdeep Saha
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Australian Open, women
Australian Open, women

19 Feb 2021: Australian Open, women's singles final: Everything you need to know

Naomi Osaka reached the Australian Open final on Thursday to set up a summit clash against Jennifer Brady.

Osaka ended Serena Williams' quest for a record equaling 24th Grand Slam title.

On the other hand, Brady was involved in a three-set thriller against Karolina Muchova.

The final, on Saturday, promises to be a crunch affair.

We present the key details.

Osaka: Osaka will be aiming to win a fourth Slam title

Three-time Slam champion Osaka was superb against Serena, winning the tie in straight sets.

She beat the veteran legend 6-3, 6-4 to reach a fourth Slam final.

Notably, Osaka is on a 20-match unbeaten streak and has never lost a Slam final.

She has won two US Open titles and will be aiming to win her second Australian Open crown.

Brady: Brady is on her best run at a Slam event

Brady had to battle it out against Muchova in a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to seal a spot in her first Grand Slam final.

Notably, Muchova had earlier beaten world number one Ashleigh Barty in the quarters.

The 22nd seed Brady is on her best run at a Slam event.

Her previous best record a semi-final appearance at the 2020 US Open.

Osaka's journey : Osaka's road to the Australian Open final

1st round: Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-2 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

2nd round: Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-3 Caroline Garcia

3rd round: Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-2 Ons Jabeur

4th round: Naomi Osaka 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 Garbine Muguruza

Quarter-final: Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-2 Hsieh Su-wei

Semi-final: Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 Serena Williams

Brady's journey: Brady's road to the Australian Open final

1st round: Jennifer Brady 6-1, 6-3 Aliona Bolsova

2nd round: Jennifer Brady 6-1, 6-2 Madison Brengle

3rd round: Jennifer Brady 6-1, 6-3 Kaja Juvan

4th round: Jennifer Brady 6-1, 7-5 Donna Vekic

Quarter-final: Jennifer Brady 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 Jessica Pegula

Semi-final: Jennifer 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Brady Karolina Muchova

Fact: Brady joins an elite list