Simona Halep fought off a stunning fightback from Angelique Kerber to reach the final of the Australian Open.
The No 1 seed raced into a 5-0 lead in just 14 minutes of Thursday’s semi-final.
But the 2016 champion hit back from a break down in the second to level the tie.
Both players spurned opportunites to serve for the match in a helter-skelter final set before the Romanian broke to claim a 9-7 victory.
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The No 1 seed claimed the opening set 6-3 before the German hit back in the second
Kerber celebrates on her knees after breaking Halep as she served for the match
Angelique Kerber celebrates after leveling the semi-final by winning the second set
Simona Halep had raced into a 5-0 lead in the opening 14 minutes of the first set
Kerber remonstrates with herself after a sloppy start to the semi-final on Thursday