German number one Angelique Kerber has been in the form of her life in 2016. And things could get even better for the Australian open champion following another big win.
Australian Open champ Angelique Kerber will compete for the Olympic singles gold medal after yet another impressive win in 2016.
The second-seeded German ousted American Madison Keys 6-3, 7-5 in the semi-finals on Friday, saving all 10 break points she faced.
Kerber will play Puerto Rico's Monica Puig for gold Saturday, with Kerber now guaranteed to become the first German Olympic medallist in tennis since Steffi Graf in 1992.
The 28-year-old Kerber made her first major final in January, stunning Serena Williams for the title in Melbourne. She got to another Grand Slam title match at Wimbledon, losing there to Williams.
But with Williams upset in the third round in Rio de Janeiro, Kerber has looked comfortable in the role of favorite. She has yet to drop a set through five rounds.
The seventh-seeded Keys will face two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova for the bronze medal Saturday.