MELBOURNE — Jennifer Brady battled through her frustrations to overhaul friend and United States team mate Jessica Pegula (4-6, 6-2, 6-1) and reach her maiden Australian Open semifinal on Wednesday.

Ms. Brady, the 22nd seed, was a picture of anguish early in the clash on a stifling day at Rod Laver Arena, but gradually dialed in her power game before crushing Ms. Pegula in the final set.

Ms. Brady reached her second Grand Slam semi-final after making the last four at last year’s US Open.

Ms. Brady has a golden chance to reach her maiden Slam final. — Reuters