Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win 19th Grand Slam title
February 1 , 2015
World number one Serena Williams defeated Russia’s Maria Sharapova in an exciting final to win her sixth Australian Open crown and 19th Grand Slam title.
The American won 6-3 7-6 (7-5) after Sharapova gave a tough fight in the second set.
With this win, the 33-year-old Williams surpassed Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, and reached closer to Steffi Graf's record of winning 22 22 Grand Slam singles titles.
Williams congratulated Sharapova, saying the World number two“really pushed me”.