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Serena Williams wins Australian Open for her 19th major singles title
Serena Williams wins Australian Open for her 19th major singles title

Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam tennis tournament singles title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night. After celebrating prematurely on her third match point, letting her racket fall to the court after serving what she thought was an ace but learning that it was a let, top-ranked Williams took a deep breath and fired another ace -- her 15th of the set and 18th of the match -- to seal it. This time, the celebration was real. She jumped around like a little child, bouncing up and down, before shaking hands with Sharapova at the net. “Growing up I...

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