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Adrian Mannarino

The Latest: Angelique Kerber waits for Steffi Graf's advice

The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):

11:20 p.m.

Angelique Kerber knows she faces a daunting task trying to beat 21-time major champion Serena Williams in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday.

So she's reaching out to someone who might be able to help — Steffi Graf, who leads Williams by one major title on the all-time list and was the last German to win the Australian Open in 1994.

Asked after she beat Johanna Konta in the semifinals if she would seek out Graf's advice, Kerber laughed and said, "Steffi, write me please."

Kerber actually hit with Graf last year in Las Vegas where Graf lives with her husband,...