By Can Erozden
ANKARA (AA) – Australian top seed in tennis Ashleigh Barty qualified for the 2022 Australian Open women's singles final on Thursday.
Barty defeated her US opponent Madison Keys, who ranked 51st, 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinal match at Rod Laver Arena that lasted for over an hour.
A two-time Grand Slam winner reached her first Australian Open final.
Barty previously won the 2019 French Open (Roland Garros) and 2021 Wimbledon.
The 25-year-old Australian national will face US' Danielle Collins or Polish no. 7 seed Iga Swiatek in the final on Saturday.
Collins is currently facing Swiatek.