2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Final

 SERENA WILLIAMS  v  MARIA SHARAPOVA

6-1 6-2

 

 

Serena Williams won her eighth and most improbable Grand Slam title, overwhelming top-seeded Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-2.

Only the second unseeded woman to win the Australian title in the Open era, Williams came into the tournament ranked No. 81 after spending most of last season on the sidelines because of a knee injury.
Serena had used her mental toughness to get into the final, coming up with big shots and huge serves when she needed them most.  In previous matches, she had to get out of jeopardy several times

due to hitting too many errors in her matches.  In the final, however, she found a level to her game and hit winner after winner while Sharapova was reduced to a spectator.

Sharapova's serve was not as lethal in this tournament as it has been, but it wouldn't have been much help against Serena who kept stepping in and firing groundstrokes past her.

Serena proved all the nay-sayers wrong.  All tournament long, the announcers questioned her fitness and her rusty strokes.  But in the end, Serena had the last laugh as she dominated the world #1 player and showed that her athleticism and desire can still dominate the women's tour.

 

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