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MELBOURNE, Jan 31 (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.
MELBOURNE, Jan 31 (Reuters) - List of Australian Open women's singles champions since the event began in 1922 (Australian unless stated): 2015 Serena Williams (U.S.) bt Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-3 7-6(5) 2014 Li Na (China) bt Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 7-6(3) 6-0 2013 Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) bt Li 4-6 6-4 6-3 2012 Azarenka bt Sharapova 6-3 6-0 2011 Kim Clijsters (Belgium) bt Li 3-6 6-3 6-3 2010 Williams bt Justine Henin (Belgium) 6-4 3-6 6-2 2009 Williams bt Dinara Saf
MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A solemn Novak Djokovic will look for positives from his previous clashes at Melbourne Park after playing arguably his worst match of the tournament in edging a mentally "dead" Stan Wawrinka in five sets on Friday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (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".
MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic once again stood tall at the Australian Open as he reached his fourth final in the past five years with another five-set victory over Stan Wawrinka, the man who dumped him out of Melbourne Park last year.
MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - One of the few players with the game to trouble Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova's decade-long losing streak to the American great is one of the more curious anomalies in women's tennis.
MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and her Czech partner Lucie Safarova won their first grand slam women's doubles titles at the Australian Open on Friday with a 6-4 7-6(5) victory over China's Zheng Jie and Taiwan's partner Chan Yung-jan.
Jan 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Women's Doubles Final on Friday Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Lucie Safarova (United States/Czech Republic) beat 14-Chan Yung-Jan/Zheng Jie (Chinese Taipei/China) 6-4 7-6(5)
MELBOURNE, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka will brace for another epic clash at the Australian Open on Friday as they bid for a place in the final with Andy Murray.