Serena Williams is one win away from a record-equalling 22nd grand slam title after the top seed crushed Agnieszka Radwanska in the Australian Open semi-final.
The American strolled past Radwanska 6-0 6-4 to reach her 26th major final and her seventh in Melbourne. Victory at the tournament would see her go level with Steffi Graf at the top of the Open era champions list.
Serena will face either Britain’s Johanna Konta, ranked 47th in the world, or German Angelique Kerber, the pair playing their semi-final later on Thursday.
“Either one is OK, I’ve never played Konta – Kerber a few times – but I’m honestly a little surprised to be in another final,” Williams said.
“I feel I’m playing the best I can and I can’t believe I’m in the final. Physically I’m feeling a lot better, mentally I needed that break after the US Open and now I just feel so good, it’s great, I didn’t think I’d do so well so fast.”