January 31, 2015 – World number 1, Serena Williams(33) today showed exceptional skill in the Australian open where she outclassed Maria Sharapova to win her sixth Australian open and 19th Grand Slam.
She defeated Sharapova 6-3 7-6 7-5 thus making it the 16th times she has beaten the Russian who is incidentally world number 2 in a row.
She first defeated the Russian player in 2004.
“I have to congratulate Maria, she played a wonderful match and she really pushed me. She played so well and gave me a great final not only for the fans, but for women’s tennis. I’m really honoured to play her in the final, ” Williams said after the explosive encounter.