Iga Swiatek v Nadia Podoroska

These two have never met before and for both it is a first semifinal at a slam event.

The teenage sensation from Poland has been unplayable at times during this event, averaging only two games lost per set.

She upset top-seeded Simona Halep, allowing the 2018 champion just three games. That is worth noting when we look for any favouritism.

He net play is superb and she has won 80% of points when moving forward.

Her other great strength is her groundstrokes that floored Halep, strong and powerful.

Podoroska has had an equally amazing run to the semis.

The qualifier has won eight straight matches since the first round of qualifying 16 days ago.

No qualifier has ever made a WTA slam final.

She will be considered the underdog – but remember last year – Marketa Vondrousova.

Swiatek is the favourite, at just 19, and remember, she loves to play Gins and Roses loud in the locker room before she starts a match.

Nadia Podoroska. Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd/Alamy Live News
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