Australian Open Women’s second Semi Final – Jennifer Brady vs Karolina Muchova

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Thursday 18th Feb 2021

Australian Open 2021 – Rod Laver Arena.

The first day after a snap lockdown of five days. It was good to enter the Rod Laver Arena as it was before, from the original Rod Laver entrance which became the Margaret Arena entrance for this COVID controlled event. I hope it will stay this way. The other  entrance via the John Cain Arena is a pain especially for the older people and people with disabilities. A long walk from the tram stop via an overhead bridge.

The shock exit of Ashley Barty had Karolina Muchova CZE into this  2nd Women’s Singles semifinal today. Although there was a lot of unnecessary controversy about the Medical time out by Karolina, Ash Barty set the record straight regarding the medical time out and put an end to all assumptions that Karolina had misused the medical time out.

Jennifer Brady (USA) won this match 6-4  3-6  6-4 with Karolina Muchova (CZE)  as the shadows grew longer and longer on the Court. Jennifer will play the seemingly undefeatable Naomi Osaka JPN who defeated Serena Williams USA;  in straight sets in the previous match and dashing Serena’s hopes for her elusive 24th Champioship title.

Posting a few photos of her winning moment in the third set. Ecstatic and overjoyed at the win, Jennifer slumped to the court and lay there for a while. Karolina had to come around the net  to congratulate her Jennifer, as she lay on the court a bit longer than expected. Jennifer did not expect to be in the final with her quarantine experience and lack of preparation time.

Jennifer Brady USA

Jennifer Brady USA

Karolina Muchova CZE

Karolina Muchova CZE

Jennifer Brady USA

Jennifer Brady USA

Jennifer Brady USA

Jennifer Brady USA

Jennifer Brady USA 

Jennifer Brady USA

Jennifer Brady USA

Karolina Muchova CZE

Karolina Muchova CZE

Jennifer Brady USA

Karolina Muchova CZE

Karolina Muchova CZE

Jennifer Brady USA

Karolina Muchova CZE

Karolina Muchova CZE

Jennifer Brady USA; returns a cross court shot from Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady slumps to the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova

Jennifer Brady slumps to the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova

Jennifer Brady slumps to the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova

Jennifer Brady slumps to the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady lies down on the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady USA, gets up from the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady USA, gets up from the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady USA, gets up from the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady USA, gets up from the court after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady USA; waves to her player’s box after her third set win against Karolina Muchova (CZE)

Jennifer Brady (USA) and Karolina Muchova (CZE) hug each other after Brady’s win

Jennifer Brady pats Karolina Muchova on the back

 

 

 

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