Serena Williams ended the fairy tale run of Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Australian Open on Thursday, with a crushing 6-2, 6-1 win that set up a final against her sister Venus.
The world number two, was back to her ruthless best, roaring to victory in 50 minutes.
Serena, a six-time Melbourne park champion, wrapped up the match when Lucic-Baroni slammed a shot into the net.
The American is reaching her 29th grand slam final where she would bid for a 23rd major title.
The Williams sisters will however contest their first grand slam final since Wimbledon in 2009, which Serena won in two sets.