The Queenslander's summer began with a first-round defeat in Brisbane last week but she has bounced back well ahead of the Australian Open, where she opens against world No.69 Aryna Sabalenka.
Kerber, who began a year ago as No.1 before finishing at No.22, continued her 2018 resurgence with a thumping 6-3, 6-1 win over Slovakia Dominika Cibulkova.
Kerber started the first set stronger and looked to have Williams's measure with a 5-3 lead and two set points before the world number five rallied. "I'm just motivated to do it".
The two-time Grand Slam champion remains unbeaten in six matches this year following last week's Hopman Cup mixed-teams campaign in Perth and now meets Dominika Cibulkova in Thursday's quarter-final.
"It's not something that I focus on, it's more about me playing matches the right way and doing the right things on and off the court to try and get the results, and to be able to have that No.1 ranking is a bonus".
Having enjoyed a breakthrough 2016 with victories at the Australian Open and US Open, Kerber endured a hugely disappointing 2017.
"It's just the beginning of the year, so it's tough to say". "I love playing in Australia, I love playing at home".
Barty overcame compatriot Daria Gavrilova in three sets, coming back from a set down to win 3-6 6-4 6-2.
"For us, it's flawless".
"It's been a pleasure playing here this week and it's nice getting a bit of confidence going into our biggest tournament for us", Barty said after the match. Defending champion Mertens suffered a second-set blip against Watson, victor in 2015, but recovered to earn a 6-4 1-6 6-2 success.
In the men's section, Australian teenager Alex de Minaur booked his spot in the final after rallying to beat Benoit Paire of France 4-6 6-1 6-1 in one hour and 50 minutes.
The world No.25 won 68 per cent of points when she nailed her first serve, but continually left the gate open for Barty to pounce when required to send down a second.
Medvedev defeated Italian fourth seed Fabio Fognini 2-6 6-4 6-1 in the day's first semifinal.
Medvedev is eyeing off his first career title after toppling veteran Italian Paulo Lorenzi 6-3, 6-3.
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