Posts Tagged Australian Open Tennis Championships

Williams beats Sharapova again, wins 19th Grand Slam title

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds the trophy after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams stuck out a fist in mock triumph and mouthed “C’mon,” careful not to push her point too far.

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Fognini, Bolelli win men’s doubles at Australian Open

Italy’s Simone Bolelli, right,  and Fabio Fognini  hold the trophy after defeating France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert Nicolas Mahut in the men's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam men’s doubles title in more than 50 years after beating the French pair of Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Sharapova doesn’t dream tennis

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds the trophy after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams had nothing but love for the fans at Rod Laver Arena after winning her 19th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday.

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Serena Williams wins 1st set of Australian Open final

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.

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Sharapova humbled but gracious after latest loss to Williams

Maria Sharapova of Russia, left,  looks on Serena Williams of the U.S. during the awarding ceremony after her women's singles final loss to Williams at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After more than a decade of losses to Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova is getting good at being gracious in defeat.

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