Tennis players Magda Linette and Aryna Sabalenka have reached the semifinals of the Australian Open.

First, the Pole Linette continued her unexpected run of success on Wednesday with a 6:3, 7:5 in the quarter-final match against the disappointing Czech Karolina Pliskova and celebrated the biggest Grand Slam success of her career.

"A dream comes true, I'm just happy," said the 30-year-old afterwards: "I'll never forget that.

That stays for life.”

In the fight for the final ticket, Linette meets Sabalenka on Thursday.

The Belarusian then defeated the Croatian Donna Vekic 6: 3, 6: 2 in the Rod Laver Arena and reached a Grand Slam semifinal for the fourth time in her career.

In her nine games this year, Sabalenka has not dropped a single set.

"I'm super happy with the win, the atmosphere was incredible," said Sabalenka, who has now gotten her service problems under control.

Linette is the third Polish woman to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open in the professional era.

Her compatriot Iga Swiatek, who traveled to Down Under as the world number one as a tournament favorite, has been eliminated since the round of 16.