Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win 6th Australian Open
At the recently concluded Australian Open tennis championship, Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win her sixth Australian Open and 19th Grand Slam title with a pulsating final scores of 6-3 7-6 (7-5). Despite not feeling too good during a rain delay in the first set, which left her to step off the court to vomit, Williams won the game in one hour and 51 minutes.
With the American world number one’s recent victory, she moves past Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with a 19th major singles title. Williams, 33 has now beaten Russia’s Sharapova, the world number two, 16 times in a row since 2004.
“I have to congratulate Maria, she played a wonderful match and she really pushed me,” Williams said.
“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.”