• Sharapova humbled but gracious after latest loss to Williams

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After more than a decade of losses to Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova is getting good at being gracious in defeat.

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  • Hingis, 34, back in Aussie Open final, 20 years after debut

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Martina Hingis came out retirement for the second time in her career two years ago, she set some ground rules for herself.

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  • Serena continues mastery of Sharapova for magical 19th

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - 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. Though wheezing, coughing and forced off court to be…

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  • Dead battery led to Wawrinka losing Australian Open title

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A 2014 season which began for Stan Wawrinka with an Australian Open triumph and ended with Davis Cup glory finally caught up with the Swiss at Melbourne Park on Friday as he was left "mentally completely dead". The fourth seed's title defence fizzled out in…

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  • The funniest thing you’ll see today: Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces off against an M1 Abrams tank

    Tennis legend Novak Djokovic has stared down Federer and Nadal… but he’s never faced a foe quite as fearsome as this. YouTube user timtimfed has created a hilarious video in which a digital Vietnam-era M1 Abrams tank is edited in with footage of Djokovic playing a match at the Australian Open. The…

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  • Sharapova still haunted by Williams jinx

    Maria Sharapova vowed Saturday to keep grinding away to break her jinx against Serena Williams, after she was beaten to the Australian Open title by a player who has won all 16 of their last encounters. Williams' powerful serve made the difference on Saturday, with the 33-year-old blasting 18 aces…

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  • Australian Open Women's final: LIVE REPORT

    Melbourne (AFP) - 11:32 GMT - AFP IS CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT after Serena Williams produced one of the great performances of her career to beat fierce rival Maria Sharapova and win her sixth Australian Open final, sealing her 19th Grand Slam title.

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  • Open Era all-time women's Grand Slam winners

    Melbourne (AFP) - The all-time Grand Slam Open-Era winners list after Serena Williams moved into clear second by beating Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final on Saturday:

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  • Sick Serena cuts short practice on eve of Aussie Open final

    Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she's been battling for the past week. The No. 1-ranked American was shown in footage on Australia's Channel 7 network coughing into a towel and blowing her nose before she abandoned…

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  • Factbox: Australian Open finalist Novak Djokovic

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Factbox on Serbia's Novak Djokovic who will contest his fifth Australian Open men's singles final against Andy Murray on Sunday. GRAND SLAM TITLES (7): Australian Open: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013; Wimbledon: 2011, 2014; U.S. Open: 2011 Born: Belgrade, May 22, 1987 BACKGROUND Began…

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  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Serena raises money with serves

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams had nothing but love for the fans at Rod Laver Arena after winning her 19th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday.

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  • Williams beats Sharapova to win Australian Open title

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams clinched her 19th grand slam title with a 6-3 7-6(5) victory over Maria Sharapova in the final of the Australian Open on Saturday. It was Williams' sixth title at Melbourne Park and it moved her into a tie with fellow American Helen…

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  • Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.

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  • Serena and Sharapova's 'black heart' rivalry

    The bitter rivalry between Australian Open finalists Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova took root on the hallowed Wimbledon turf in 2004 and is still thriving more than a decade later -- both on and off the court. The problem was, the fairytale victory that catapulted her to global celebrity came…

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  • Serena turns 'racquet and a dream' into 19 Slams

    A delighted Serena Williams paid tribute to her family and her humble beginnings after making history with her 19th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday. The American world number one, who grew up in the gritty Los Angeles neighbourhood of Compton, said it felt amazing to win her…

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  • Andy Murray wins his semifinal match, but fiancee Kim Sears steals the show

    A spat between the fiancees of Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych caught attention as the two tennis players faced off at the Australian Open

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  • Dominant Serena beats Sharapova at Australian Open for 19th Slam

    A dominant Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday, consolidating her place among the game's legends. The 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) triumph means the American world number one overtakes 18-time major…

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