Agnieszka Radwanska, after making Vitoria Azarenka look like an ordinary player, will target another Grand Slam final when she takes on the in-form Dominika Cibulkova in the semifinals of the Australian Open.
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Live coverage of the semifinal in Melbourne is on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD2 in India, with the match scheduled to start after the first semifinal, which begins not before 1.30 pm AEDT (8 am IST). The match can also be live streamed online HERE. Catch the action in Africa HERE, while viewers in the US can watch the matches via live streaming HERE. UK viewers can live stream the match HERE and HERE.
Radwanska was in supreme touch against Azarenka in the quarters on Wednesday, playing the defending champion out of the court in the first and third sets to deservedly go through to a semifinal.
"I think it's hard to play someone I lost so many times before," Radwanska said about playing Azarenka. "I knew she's great player. Especially here, she's playing amazing tennis.
"On the other hand, I really have nothing to lose. She was defending the title, not me. I was really trying to play my best tennis, go for every shot I could. I'm just very happy because I really was playing great tennis.
"I'm so happy and pleased, especially that I beat one of the best players in the world. Was not easy draw, not easy quarterfinal. I'm very happy that I made my first semifinal here."
Radwanska has been in the semis of a Major before, even reaching the Wimbledon final not too long ago, and the Pole will look to put that experience into play when Cibulkova comes knocking on Thursday.
"I think every semifinal, every final is a huge experience for me," she added. "Those experiences I just had from Wimbledon. Of course, I'm just very happy, you know, to reach the semifinal at other Grand Slam.
"So I think this is the level everybody playing great tennis. Well, it's a bit more pressure. This is the semifinal of a Grand Slam. Especially here, first time for me. Hopefully I will play the same tennis as today."
Cibulkova, who beat Simona Halep in the quarters, got the better of Radwanska the last time the two played each other, in Stanford, but if Radwanska plays anything like she did against Azarenka, then the Slovakian will find it difficult to keep up with her opponent, despite knocking out the likes of Maria Sharapova in the tournament already.
"Well, we played so many matches against each other," Radwanska added. "A couple last year, as well. I think the last one was the final at Stanford, which I unfortunately lost.
"But, well, I saw her matches here. She is really playing great tennis, especially today. Going to try my best, for sure."