Simona Halep of Romania reacts during the women's semifinal match against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day eleven at the Australian Open tennis tournament, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. EPA-EFE

MELBOURNE: World number one Simona Halep set up an Australian Open final against Caroline Wozniacki after a thrilling 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 battle past former champion Angelique Kerber on Thursday.

Halep sprinted into a 6-3, 3-1 lead before the 2016 Melbourne Park winner fought back.

The Romanian finally prevailed in 2hr 20min with her fourth match point to ensure a new name will grace the trophy on Saturday.--AFP

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