Serena Williams

Serena continues mastery of Sharapova for magical 19th


MELBOURNE - A sickly Serena Williams gave Maria Sharapova another serving of grand slam heartbreak on Saturday to win the Australian Open and bolster her claims to be the all-time greatest player with her 19th major title.

Relaxed Serena cherishing every victory

MELBOURNE - Once a simmering volcano of emotions that could erupt at any moment, Australian Open champion Serena Williams appears to be heading down a path that may perhaps lead to her being renamed Serene.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 9:10am EST

Foiled again, Sharapova feels Serena breakthrough closer

MELBOURNE - Maria Sharapova's dreams of a sixth grand slam title were ended by Serena Williams and her wrecking ball serve in the Australian Open final on Saturday, but the Russian was adamant she would some day have the American's measure.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 7:30am EST

Factbox: Australian Open champion Serena Williams

MELBOURNE - Factbox on American Serena Williams, who won her 19th grand slam title with a 6-3 7-6(5) victory over Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open on Saturday:

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 7:05am EST

Williams overpowers Sharapova to win 19th grand slam

MELBOURNE - Top seed Serena Williams fought off a barking cough to clinch her 19th grand slam singles title with a 6-3 7-6(5) victory over Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final on Saturday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 6:58am EST

Williams bids to continue tyranny of Sharapova

MELBOURNE - One of the few players with the game to trouble Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova's decade-long losing streak to the American great is one of the more curious anomalies in women's tennis.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 30 Jan 2015

Murray books fourth final, Serena to face Sharapova

MELBOURNE - After three heart-breaking trips to the final, Andy Murray secured another shot at Australian Open glory by overhauling Tomas Berdych on Thursday after women's top seed Serena Williams set up a blockbuster title-decider with Maria Sharapova.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 29 Jan 2015

'Surprised' Serena sets up dream Sharapova final

MELBOURNE - Serena Williams overcame feisty teenage challenger Madison Keys to set up a dream Australian Open final with Maria Sharapova on Thursday but seemed to be the only person surprised she had made it that far.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 29 Jan 2015

Fairytale ends for Keys but grand slam hunger grows

MELBOURNE - Making the semi-finals of the Australian Open gave Madison Keys belief she could contend with the best players in the women's game, but also made the hard-hitting 19-year-old more determined to take an extra step at the grand slams.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 29 Jan 2015

Sharapova eases into fourth Melbourne final

MELBOURNE - The confidence of overcoming two match points in a second round clash against Alexandra Panova has ultimately paid off for Maria Sharapova as she advanced to her fourth Australian Open final with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 29 Jan 2015
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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