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Australian Open: Serena Williams defeats Agnieszka Radwanska to move into final

Published 1404 GMT (2204 HKT) January 28, 2016
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Serena Williams eased into the Australian Open final with a 6-0 6-4 victory over Agnieszka Radwankska. PETER PARKS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Fourth seed Radwanska was unable to win a single game in an opening set that lasted a mere 20 minutes. The Pole came back from a break down in the second set to lead 4-3, but lost her serve at 4-4 as Williams regained control. SAEED KHAN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
World No. 1 Williams is yet to lose a set in the tournament so far and is aiming for a record-equaling 22nd grand slam title. Darrian Traynor/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
"I'm not here to have sympathy," the American's coach Patrick Mouratoglou said of the one-sided first set. "My job is to win. If I start to have sympathy, I cannot do my job." Michael Dodge/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Williams will face Angelique Kerber in the final, after the German seventh seed ended British underdog Johanna Konta's incredible run with a 7-5 6-2 victory. PAUL CROCK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Australia-born Konta was playing in the first grand slam semifinal of her career, and was the first British representative to reach the last four since 1983. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Kerber will play in her first grand slam final, having reached semis at the 2011 U.S. Open and Wimbledon the following year. Scott Barbour/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images