Two American’s at two different stages of their career.
Serena Williams beginning her fourth decade on the tour against teenager Amanda Anisimova who we know can brush the best off as we saw her do to Halep in Paris.
The semi-final may not have gone the way the teenager would have liked but she should take plenty of positives away from her performances this week in Auckland.
Amanda was tipped to really make some noise at the US Open at the back end of last year but cut her season short due to the tragic loss of her father and coach.
Amanda just caught Serena on a bad day.
The former world number one was ruthless beginning with that immediate break of serve and never looked back.
Amanda played some very good points but Serena was just there. There was no backing down from Serena winning 6-1 6-1 in just 43 minutes.
Serena Sunday snow on the cards in Auckland.
Tomorrow she will be paired back up with Caroline Wozniacki as the two will bid for the doubles title and she will also compete in the singles final against Jessica Pegula who beat Caroline Wozniacki in three sets to book her place in tomorrow’s final.