Williams beats Sharapova to win Australian Open title

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 31, 2015 5:38 AM

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-3 7-6(5) to win the Australian Open women's singles title on Saturday.

It was Williams' sixth title at Melbourne Park and 19th grand slam win overall, moving her into a tie with Helen Wills Moody in third on the all-time list.

(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Ian Ransom)