Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova pulled off arguably the biggest win of her career as she stunned Serena Williams at the Australian Open after a titanic three set encounter in the quarter- finals .
Pliskova won 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to set up a final four clash with Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka.
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The shock loss ended the legendary American dream of claiming a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title held by Margret Court at Melbourne Park this year .
Pliskova was not rattled by the aura of Serena Williams and maintained her steady game . And matched the American on court with her grit and determination.
She hung in there and made the American fight to earn her points.