The Australian Open starts on Monday, and the first tennis grand slam tournament of year will have special meaning for some of the big names.
Novak Djokovic cruised to victory in his semifinal against Lucas Pouille to set up another showdown with Rafael Nadal. Djokovic beat Nadal to win the Australian Open final in 2012.
Fourth-seeded men's player Alexander Zverev has crashed out of the Australian Open in the fourth round, losing to Canada's Milos Raonic. On the women's side, Serena Williams overcame Simona Halep to advance.
After a strong end to 2018 Alexander Zverev has another chance to improve a mediocre Grand Slam record, but there are doubts about his fitness. Angelique Kerber will be looking to win her second Australian Open.
Germany's No.1 Angelique Kerber has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open, seeing off Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia. Elsewhere, defending champions Caroline Wozniacki and Roger Federer also progressed.
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