The semi-finals at the Australia Open

Defending champion Serena Williams doing a back hand. (EPA)
Serena Williams and Li Na shaking hand after the semi-finals. 

Former World No. 1 Justine Henin striking back. (Herald Sun)

When the two Chinese players Li Na and Zheng Jie made in to the semi-finals together winning other players like Maria Kirilenko, it was a great advancement made by the two tennis players so far in tennis history. The fans were elated and they were really proud of them. However at the semi-finals both met World No.1 players and they were too strong to defend this time. 

Defending champion Serena Williams eased past China's Li Na 7-6 7-6 to reach the final of the Australian Open and this will be her fifth title she will be bidding at Melbourne. Li Na put up a great challenge but Serena Williams' strong serves tired her. Justine Henin on the other hand had an easier game at the semi-finals winning Zheng Jie 6-1 6-0. She will be meeting the current World No. 1 at the final and this will be one match that many will be interested to watch.

Roger Federer had a tough game but he won Nikolay Davydenko 2-6 6-3 6-0 7-5. He had stopped the champion of the last two tournaments and will be advancing to the semi-finals. If he wins, he will be meeting Andy Murray where Andy Murray is wanting to play with the current World No. 1