Highlights

  • Barty is the 1st Aussie woman to reach the final in over 40 years
  • Barty hasn't dropped a single set in the tournament
  • Wendy Turnbull was the last Woman's finalist in 1980

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Ashleigh Barty continued her flawless run at the Australian Open as she brushed aside Madison Keys 6-1, 6-3 to become the first Australian woman to reach the final of her home grand slam in over 40 years

Ashleigh Barty continued her flawless run at the Australian Open as she brushed aside Madison Keys 6-1, 6-3 to become the first Australian woman to reach the final of her home grand slam in over 40 years.

The world number one went into the semi-final having not come close to dropping a set all tournament and eased to a straight-sets victory in only 62 minutes.

Australia has been waiting for a women's singles finalist since Wendy Turnbull back in 1980, with Chris O'Neal the last home champion in the women's or men's singles two years earlier.

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