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Australian Open: Williams, Osaka advance, will face off in semifinals


(MELBOURNE, Australia) — Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are set to meet again on the court after both women advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Williams, 39, defeated No. 2 seed Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 to reach the next round of the tournament, while Osaka, seeded third, advanced after beating Su-Wei Hsieh 6-2, 6-2.

The semifinal matchup between Williams and Osaka, 23, will mark the fourth time the two face off against each other. In their three previous matchups, Osaka leads 2-1.

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