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posted on January 29, 2015 08:52
Serena Williams will face Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final after the pair won their semi-finals in straight sets in Melbourne.
World number two Sharapova won an all-Russian contest against Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 6-2.
Williams, the top seed, converted her ninth match point to beat fellow American Madison Keys 7-6 (7-5) 6-2.
Britain's Andy Murray takes on Czech Tomas Berdych in the first men's semi-final at 08:30 GMT.
Williams, 33, capped a fine performance with a dramatic ending as she saw seven match points slip by at 5-1, before converting her ninth with an ace and a scream in the following game.