• 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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  • 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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  • Serena's 19 Grand Slam titles, dating back to 1999

    Melbourne (AFP) - Serena Williams' 19 Grand Slam titles after her Australian Open win over Maria Sharapova on Saturday, which moves her to second on the all-time Open-Era winners list:

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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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  • What to watch at the Aussie Open Sunday: The Men's Final

    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, contesting the Australian Open final on Sunday, are both members of the so-called ''Big Four'' of men's tennis, the group which has dominated Grand Slam titles for most of the past decade led by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The fact we know each other since 11,…

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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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  • 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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  • Factbox: Australian Open finalist Andy Murray

    Factbox on Britain's Andy Murray who will contest his fourth Australian Open men's singles final on Sunday against Novak Djokovic. GRAND SLAM TITLES (2): U.S. Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013 Born: Glasgow, Scotland, May 15, 1987 * A survivor of the 1996 Dunblane School massacre * A talented all-round…

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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 again, wins 19th Grand Slam title

    Serena Williams stuck out a fist in mock triumph and mouthed ''C'mon,'' careful not to push her point too far. The 33-year-old Williams was closing in on her 19th Grand Slam singles title, her 16th straight win over Maria Sharapova and her sixth Australian Open championship when she was docked a…

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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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  • 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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  • Tennis - Serena beats Sharapova in Open final for 19th Slam

    - American top seed Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam title on Saturday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Russia's Maria Sharapova. The triumph means the world number one overtakes 18-time major champions Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to go a clear…

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    Best of Australian Open - Day 12 (19 photos)

    Highlights of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • Tennis-Australian Open champion Serena Williams

    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: Born in Michigan on September 26, 1981. U.S. Open (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014) * Williams is tied for third on the list of female grand…

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  • Australian Open finalist Maria Sharapova

    MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Factbox on Russia's Maria Sharapova, who will meet Serena Williams in the Australian Open final on Saturday: Born: April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, Russia Seed: 2 GRAND SLAM TITLES: Five: Wimbledon (2004); U.S. Open (2006); Australian Open (2008); French Open (2012, 2014)…

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