Jennifer Brady will face Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open Women's Finals
New York- Jen Brady defeated Karolina Muchova' 6-4, 3-6, and 6-4 to earn herself a winner take all match with Naomi Osaka.
Brady's forehand created a lot of success with winning her games in the first set. She did not allow Muchova to drive her to the baseline and kept the game in the middle of the court. After a couple of unforced errors, Brady dropped a couple of games and Muchova's confidence grew. Brady dug deep and won her last two sets 6-4.
In the second set, Brady could not match the top spin of Muchova, as well as her cross shots. Brady struggled to return any of them and looked out of sync. Brady attempted to get herself back in the game after winning a couple of games, but Muchova won the set 6-3.
Brady got herself together in the third and final set. She forced Muchova to play much shorter to the baseline. It created an advantage for Brady, who used her backhand swing to get some games in her favor. After a tough and hard fought battle, Brady went on to win 6-4.
After the match, this is what Brady had to say about her performance. “I was super excited, but at the same time I was pretty flat footed," said Brady. “My legs felt fresh, but at the same time they just weren’t moving. I felt like I was stuck in the mud. I didn’t really pick up my intensity until the third set.”
Brady will move on to her first finals and will play Naomi Osaka, who is the favorite to win it all.