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Williams continues dominance, wins Aussie Open

Serena Williams is undefeated in Australian Open Finals matches, now with six titles in Melbourne.

Serena Williams is undefeated in Australian Open Finals matches, now with six titles in Melbourne.

Serena Williams has proven that she is, to quote the great Bret “The Hitman” Hart, the best there is, the best there was and just maybe the best there ever will be. In her sixth Australian Open Finals, match, Williams won her sixth tournament championship and 19th Grand Slam title as she continued her dominance of Maria Sharapova with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory.

And it’s not like Sharapova is a a nobody either. The No. 2 women’s tennis player in the world, who is smack in the prime of her career, is going to go down as an all-time great herself but it’s been over a decade since she has beaten Williams.

Williams is dominating like this in her 30’s too, something only all-time greats like Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Billy Jean King have done. And Williams is playing in a much more competitive era of women’s tennis.

Since turning 30, Williams has won an Olympic Gold Medal, won at Wimbeldon, the French Open, the Australian Open and has swept the US Open. Williams is tied for third all-time with 19 Grand Slam titles, five behind Margaret Court. In the Open Era, she is second, only behind Steffi Graf’s 22.

With 65 career singles titles, she is seventh all time. She’s only four titles away from moving into the top five all-time.

In her match against Sharapova, Williams wasn’t even at her best as she was still affected by a recent cold and she was playing the first set in the rain. Around the sixth game of the first set their was a 13 minute delay to close the roof. But out of the break, she fired an ace and rattled off six-straight points.

Sharapova really battled in the second set and saved two match points but Williams closed out the match remained undefeated in Australian Open Finals.

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