Serena powers past Konta and into Australian Open semis

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Melbourne (AFP)

Serena Williams kept her record-breaking Grand Slam dream alive on Wednesday by beating Johanna Konta to make the Australian Open semi-finals, where she will meet fellow veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

The American joined sister Venus in the last four after stepping up a level to oust the dangerous Briton 6-2, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena and end her nine-match winning streak.