Serena continues mastery of Sharapova for magical 19th
Williams left few in doubt that the pursuit of Steffi Graf’s 22 titles and Margaret Court’s 24 will continue. (Reuters)
Serena Williams gave a gallant Maria Sharapova another serving of grand slam heartbreak to win the Australian Open on Saturday and bolster her claims to be the all-time greatest player with her 19th major title.
Though sickly, wheezing and battling coughing fits, Williams’s serve was in the rudest of health and her athleticism astonishing as she closed out a nerve-shredding clash 6-3 7-6(5) under the lights of Rod Laver Arena.
In sealing her sixth title at Melbourne Park, Williams surpassed Martina Navratilova, the woman who passed her the trophy, and Chris Evert in grand slam title wins, while drawing level with fellow American Helen Wills Moody, third in the all-time list.
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