Starting off very slow for Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams led 5 – 0 with breaks in between service games. Sharapova is not doing good today on her shots, especially on her serve. When serving, she has been hit many double faults and most of the actually played balls were on second shots. I have never seen Maria play this bad in any tournament. Finally in game 6, Sharapova came alive when she scored to make it 5-1. However, in game 7 Serena took over and won the first set 6-1.
Sharapova starting the second set, opened with a double fault and then Serena broke Maria leading 1-0. Williams with 2 double faults, Sharapova had a chance for a break but couldn’t pull it off. Williams led by a double break 3-0 in the second set. Sharapova could do nothing right all match and was now losing 4-0. However, like last set being down, Sharapova took a service game making the score 4-1. That didn’t last too long because Williams took the next game making her 1 game away from the Championship. Maria led game 6, 15-0 but Serena came right back 15-15. Sharapova took next serve as an Ace along with the two serves after taking another game. Serena led 4-2 going into game 7 of the second set. In game 7, Serena led 40-0 and serving the Championship point. On the next serve, Serena Williams won the Australian Open Championship 6-1, 6-2 winning in 1 hour and 3 minutes.
Maria Sharapova did not look like she was focused today, especially in that first set. She was not running for the ball as much as she normally would. Sharapova did horrible on second serves and with low numbers, Sharapova had no chance at the title even though she is #1 in the world and Serena is ranked #81.
Congratulations Serena Williams – Good Luck Maria Sharapova in all other Tournaments.