2024 Australian Open women's semifinal predictions

  • Coco Gauff vs. Aryna Sabalenka
  • Dayana Yastremska vs. Qinwen Zheng
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After nearly two weeks of outstanding tennis, we find ourselves at the Australian Open women's singles semifinal round. The final four players are Coco Gauff, Aryna Sabalenka, Dayana Yastremska, and Qinwen Zheng.

Though few predicted Qinweng Zheng and Dayana Yastremska to be in the semifinals, both are reputable players on the WTA Tour. Zheng, 21, of China is ranked 12th but was a US Open quarterfinalist in 2023. This is her best result at a Grand Slam; she has won two WTA titles. Yastremksa is 23 years old and Ukrainian-born. She has earned three WTA titles and is ranked 93rd in the world. She is attempting to follow Emma Raducanu's path at the 2021 US Open, going from qualifier to champion. Zheng and Yastremska have never played each other.

Zheng is the predicted winner of this match in three sets. She has more experience and success in Grand Slams and has been an up and coming star for years.

Who wins the semifinal between Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka?

This is the battle of the tennis titans and a rematch of the 2023 US Open final that Aryna Sabalenka admits she has been waiting for. Sabalenka is the reigning Australian Open champion, and Coco Gauff is the hottest player on tour dating back to last summer in the lead-up to winning her maiden Grand Slam at the US Open. Gauff owns a 4-2 record in head-to-head matchups over Sabalenka. In addition to playing at the US Open in 2023, they played at Indian Wells last March, and Sabalenka won the match in straight sets.

Sabalenka has played better in the earlier rounds in Melbourne. She has not dropped a set in her five previous matches and is dominating her opponents from first ball to match point. Gauff has been tested and has not played her best tennis in the previous rounds. Given the momentum and confidence each has entering the match, Sabalenka is the predicted winner.

Not only will Aryna Sabalenka win this match in three sets, but she will also go on to win the final for the second straight year.

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