Australian Open: Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka in semis

Naomi Osaka has won 19 consecutive matches but none of those wins came against Serena Williams

LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY

THURSDAY’S FORECAST

Sunny, high of 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit)

WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER

Sunny, high of 29 Celsius (85 Fahrenheit).

WEDNESDAY’S KEY RESULTS

Women’s Quarterfinals: No. 25 Karolina Muchova beat No. 1 Ash Barty 1-6, 6-3, 6-2; No. 22 Jennifer Brady beat Jessica Pegula 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Men’s Quarterfinals: No. 4 Daniil Medvedev beat No. 7 Andrey Rublev 7-5, 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas (at night).

STAT OF THE DAY

1978 — The last time an Australian won a singles championship at the Australian Open; Chris O’Neil won the women’s title that year. Barty was the last man or woman from the host country in singles this year.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It’s heartbreaking, of course … but the sun will come up tomorrow. You’re either winning or you’re learning, and today is a massive learning curve for me.” — Barty, after her quarterfinal exit.

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