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Johanna Konta's Australian Open run came to an end on Thursday .

Johanna Konta loses Australian Open semi-final

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Johanna Konta's Australian Open dream finally came to an end as the world number 47 lost in straight sets to Germany's Angelique Kerber.

Konta was bidding to become the first female British grand slam finalist since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon 39 years ago but her hopes were dashed by a clinical Kerber, who sealed a 7-5 6-2 victory.

Kerber will now face world number one Serena Williams in Saturday's showpiece, as the American chases a record-equalling 22nd grand slam title.

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