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Harrisburg native Jennifer Brady to face Naomi Osaka in Australian Open Final

Harrisburg native Jennifer Brady is set to face Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open Final.

Harrisburg native Jennifer Brady is headed to the Australian Open Final.

On Thursday, Brady defeated Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic in their semifinal match.

She converted her fifth match point for the 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory in the semifinals.

Now, Brady will face the favored Naomi Osaka in the Grand Slam Final.

Brady, who grew up in the Cumberland Valley School District before moving to Florida to work on her tennis game and eventually attending UCLA.

She will become the first college player to advance to a Grand Slam Final since 1983.

This will also be Brady's first appearance in a Grand Slam Final and her deepest run in any tournament, despite being seeded 22nd at Melbourne Park.

She went through a two-week hard quarantine when she arrived in Australia because someone on her flight tested positive for COVID-19.

Brady will face three-time major champion Naomi Osaka for the title. It is a rematch of a U.S. Open semifinal won by Osaka last year.

In her career, Brady is 1-2 against Osaka.

The Australian Open Final is set for Saturday at 3:30 a.m. E.T.

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