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Garbine Muguruza will meet the U.S.’ Sofia Kenin in the 2020 Australian Open women’s final after her 2-0 win over Romania’s Simona Halep on Thursday.

Spain’s Muguruza beat fourth-seeded Halep with 7-6, 7-5 sets in the semis at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, earning the 26-year-old Spaniard a spot in the Australian Open final for the first time.

Muguruza was champion at the 2016 French Open as well as 2017 Wimbledon.

Earlier Thursday, 14th-seeded Kenin eliminated women’s no. 1 Ashleigh Barty from Australia with 7-6, 7-5 in Melbourne to reach first grand slam final.

The Australian Open said on its

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