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Serena Williams soundly dethroned Maria Sharapova on January 31 in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia to claim a sixth Australian Open title in her glittering career in a convincing 6-2, 7-6 route; Serena Williams' defining accumalative twenty third Grand Slam final witnessed the exceptional 33-year-old Michigan-born superstar claim her seventeenth consecutive victory over the supreme Maria Sharapova.
Serena Williams has successfully garnered nineteen Grand Slam championships, sixty five career trophies, and six Australian Open cups. Furthermore, Williams nineteenth Grand Slam title highlights the superstar surpassing the legendary Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, with Steffi Grafpresently leading in terms of Grand Slam crowns (22). Serena Williams also triumphantly weathered mid-game vomiting during the high-profile showdown with Sharapova in Melbourne, overcoming illness during the earlier stages of the week prior to the Australian Open final showdown in Australia.
Maria Sharapova has ultimately claimed two major triumphs over Williams in her equally flawless career, earning twenty four career titles, five Grand Slamhonors, and generating $32.7 million; Serena Williams has earned $63.4 million.
Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams - who both presently reside in South Florida - possess world-class intensity, technical prowess and unmatched focus, which invariably enabled clear fan favorite, Serena Williams, to inspirationally prolong her ever-lengthy winning streak against the dominant 27-year-old Russian.
Since losing her second and third significant meetings with Maria Sharapova in the finals of Wimbledon and year-end championships in 2004, Serena Williams has shown sheer superiority when the respective world number one and number two ranked athletes have duelled on the grandest stage.
written by @DeanPerretta