Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open
Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova to win her sixth Australian Open and 19th Grand Slam title.
The American world number one won an exciting final 6-3 7-6 (7-5).
She has now beaten Russia's Sharapova, the world number two, 16 times in a row dating back to 2004.
"I have to congratulate Maria, she played a wonderful match and she really pushed me," said Williams.
"She played so well and gave me a great final not only for the fans, but for women's tennis. I'm really honoured to play her in the final."