World class tennis player, Azarenka lived up to when she routed long-time rival Karolina Pliskova. She won with a 7-6,1-6,6-2 victory, it was a tight encounter with Pliskova fighting till the very end.
Azarenka and Pliskova were 1-1 in career head-to-head matchups. Pliskova won the last one, last year in Brisbane, Australia, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4.
Azarenka will now face world no 1, Serena Williams in an all-explosive final with Serena being the clear favorites to take the tournament even upsets are inevitable. Williams berthed in the final when she delivered a world class performance against world no2 Agnieszka Radwanska.