Ash Barty became the first Australian woman to reach the Australian Open women’s singles final in 42 years on Thursday night, beating American Madison Keys 6-1 6-3.
Wimbledon champion Barty, 25, follows bin the footsteps of Wendy Turnbull, the last Aussie to reach a home final.
The Australian – man or woman – Christine O’Neil – won the title in 1978.
Top seed Barty will face Iga Swiatek or Danielle Collins in Saturday’s final.
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