Venus Williams
Venus Williams does not have a good recent record against Agnieszka RadwanskaReuters

The 18th seed of the women's singles at the Australian Open, Venus Williams, has looked in decent touch after having only dropped a single set in the competition so far.

The American is set to face a higher seeded player, Agnieszka Radwańska from Poland, in the fourth round of the competition at the Rod Laver Arena.

The sixth seed has been in even better form, havign not dropped a single set, while easing past opponents en route to the fourth round.

Radwanska won 6-3, 6-0 in the first round, 6-0, 6-1 in the second round and 6-0, 7-5 in the third round against Kurumi Nara, Johanna Larsson and Varvara Lepchenko respectively.

Radwanska has been serving really well in the tournament, which has added another weapon to her game.

"I didn't change anything [with the serve]," she said after her third round win over Varvara Lepchenko. "But I think the serve is always very important in the game, so of course I been working on that, definitely a lot. Maybe that's why it's a bit better.''

Venus Williams could prove to be her toughest test yet and the Pole considers playing against her as a big challenge.

''Well, I think the last match against Venus was in the final in Montreal. So, well, I think playing her is always great challenge," added Radwanska.

''I think she is still playing great tennis even she's a bit older. She's still really fit and playing a high level. I think it's going to be another good match."

But, Radwanska must be confident going into the match against the American as she has already defeated Venus in her two last meetings. Venus is also well aware of the fact.

"I always have chances against her," said the American veteran. "I always have the opportunity to dictate the point, which is what I like to do. I think I just have to get out there and make my shots.

"That's going to be pretty important in this next match. It's very much a different style than what I played today. I have to be ready for all styles."

There is very little to choose between the two, but Radwanska might have a slight edge over her opponent, considering the way she has been striking the ball, as clean as a whistle in her previous matches.

Radwanska's best finish in any Grand Slam has been a runner up finish in the 2012 Wimbledon.

Where to Watch Live

The match will be shown live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD, which is scheduled for a 7 pm local time (1.30 pm IST, 8 am GMT, 3 am ET) start.

Viewers in India can also catch all the match action live on

International viewers can watch Venus Williams vs Agnieszka Radwanska live on the Australian Open website's live option.

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