Yet to taste defeat in 2013, Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska is confident she's well placed for an assault on the Australian Open crown after surging through to the Sydney International final on Thursday.
The tournament's top seed was too consistent and clinical for China's Li Na, winning the semi-final 6-3 6-4 in just over an hour at Sydney Olympic Park.
It continues a flawless start to the year for the 23-year-old, who also took out the event in Auckland last week.
But it's the grand slams where the world No.4 is eager to deliver and with eight straight wins under her belt, she is on track to make that happen at Melbourne Park.
"It's always hard to say, but I think of course winning two tournaments in a row is a good score and a good thing," Radwanska said in her post-match press conference.
"I've never had that before, especially here, so for sure I'm ready for Australian Open.
"I'm happy that I can play my best tennis from the beginning of the year.
"I think I've been playing good tennis the last couple of days and I really hope I can continue playing on this level."
Radwanska breezed through the opening set and looked on course for a comfortable second until showing a bit of tightness when attempting to close out the match.
Li managed to save seven match points while trailing 5-4 but handed the match to the Pole when she volleyed into the net.
"It's always frustrating when you have a lot of match points, especially on my serve," Radwanska said.
"But for sure the nerve was very good, and especially that I lost couple times against her last year
"The wind was a little bit difficult, especially in the first set, there was a lot framing. But I think the second set went much better and it was good match."
Radwanska will meet Dominika Cibulkova in the final after the Slovakian upset second seed Angelique Kerber 6-2 4-6 6-3.
In other results on Thursday, unseeded South African Kevin Anderson won through to the men's semi-finals after a solid 6-4 6-3 victory over Denis Istomin.
Anderson will meet Frenchman Julien Benneteau in the last four after he was too strong for American qualifier Ryan Harrison, winning 6-4 6-2.
Australia's Bernard Tomic is in quarter final action on Thursday night, taking on defending champion Jarkko Nieminen.
The winner of that match will play the winner of the final quarters encounter, with Italian third seed Andreas Seppi doing battle with Marcel Granollers of Spain.