TENNIS: Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova to take Australian Open title
American Serena Williams served superbly to win a pulsating final 6-3 7-6 (7-5) beating Russia's Maria Sharapova to win her sixth Australian Open.
Williams, 33, moves past Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with a 19th major singles title.
She has now beaten Russia's Sharapova, the world number two, 16 times in a row dating back to 2004.
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