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Serena makes it six

Serena makes it six

Serena Williams wins her sixth Australian Open singles crown, beating Maria Sharapova for her 19th Grand Slam title with a 6-3 7-6(5) victory on Saturday night.
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Serena Williams 29-01-15

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Serena slams door on Keys

Serena slams door on Keys

Serena Williams, the five-time Australian Open champion, is through to her sixth final after beating a spirited Madison Keys 7-6(5) 6-2.
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Serena Williams 28-01-15

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Serena Williams d Garbine Muguruza 2-6 6-3 6-2.
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Serena Williams 24-01-15

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Serena Williams 22-01-15

Serena Williams d Vera Zvonareva 7-5 6-0.
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Serena Williams 20-01-15

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Serena Williams pre-tournament interview
Open season: Serena's serious message

Open season: Serena's serious message

Serena Williams raised a subject close to the hearts of many in tennis when she spoke movingly about Motor Neurone Disease (MND) following her victory in the women's singles final.
The Social Post: How tweet it is

The Social Post: How tweet it is

An all-star cast take the plaudits for the best tweets of Australian Open 2015.
Walk in park for champion Serena

Walk in park for champion Serena

Serena Williams always draws a crowd - particularly when she is parading the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in Carlton Gardens.
Fearless '15 predictions: The women

Fearless '15 predictions: The women

Alix Ramsay says predicting shifts in the women's game is no easy task, but that if A0 2015 has taught us anything it is that Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will take some shifting.
Serena scaling the mountain

Serena scaling the mountain

On a night where she surpassed Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with her 19th major crown, Serena Williams has Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 titles within her grasp.
AO Analyser: Serena stands and delivers

AO Analyser: Serena stands and delivers

AO Analyst Craig O’Shannessy looks at how an extraordinary serving performance by Serena Williams laid the foundation for her sixth Melbourne title.
Tale of the tape: the women

Tale of the tape: the women

Dan Imhoff runs the rule over who shone, who emerged and who disappointed on the women’s side of the draw at Australian Open 2015.
Maria keeps believing

Maria keeps believing

Maria Sharapova was again on the wrong side of the scoreboard against Serena Williams on Saturday night, but her appetite for a fight remains as strong as ever.
Match of the Day: Maria can end hoodoo

Match of the Day: Maria can end hoodoo

AO Analyst Craig O'Shannessy says Maria Sharapova has plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about snapping a 10-year losing streak to Serena Williams which began at the Australian Open.
Maria and Serena: the way we were

Maria and Serena: the way we were

Los Angeles, November 2004: the last time Maria Sharapova beat Serena Williams in a match. It was a very different world back then …
Tough at the top

Tough at the top

How often have the top two seeds faced off in the final of a major over the past decade? Far less than you’d think.
Day 13 preview: One big step from the summit

Day 13 preview: One big step from the summit

Saturday’s women’s singles final may feature the world No.1 and world No.2, but Maria Sharapova has a mountain to climb if she’s to lift her second Melbourne trophy.
Match of the Day: Keys in attack mode

Match of the Day: Keys in attack mode

AO Analyst Craig O’Shannessy looks at how Madison Keys can build on her quarterfinal win over Venus Williams to topple sister Serena in Thursday’s women’s semifinals.
AO Analyser: A glimpse into the future

AO Analyser: A glimpse into the future

AO Analyst Craig O’Shannessy looks at how Serena Williams stood firm in the face of an onslaught from Madison Keys in Thursday’s enthralling semifinal.
Serena embraces the challenge

Serena embraces the challenge

Serena Williams has had to learn to juggle the intensity needed to perform with the ability to relax, and another Australian Open final shows she’s found the right balance.
Day 11 preview: Challenging a champ

Day 11 preview: Challenging a champ

Andy Murray is an established member of the ‘Big Four’, Tomas Berdych a top-10 fixture poised to take the next step. What gives in a battle between two men with a common coaching link?
The Social Post: Best in show

The Social Post: Best in show

Australian Open 2015 is the year’s first major, and the first time the sport’s stars step out in their new-season get-up. Who made the biggest fashion statement in Melbourne? Glad you asked ...
Open season: Flying off the handle

Open season: Flying off the handle

Alix Ramsay looks at Day 10 in Melbourne, where stars showed their strength and Aussie towns shed a tear.
AO Analyser: Serena lays the smackdown

AO Analyser: Serena lays the smackdown

AO Analyst Craig O’Shannessy looks at how Serena Williams used first-strike tennis to dominate Dominika Cibulkova in their lop-sided quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Odds says it's Serena's title

Odds says it's Serena's title

Every time Serena Williams has made it past the quarterfinals in Melbourne, she’s won the Australian Open. There was nothing in her demolition of last year’s beaten finalist, Dominika Cibulkova, that she can't claim a sixth title.
Melbourne magic suits Serena

Melbourne magic suits Serena

Even a sore throat couldn't derail Serena Williams as she dismissed the threat of Dominika Cibulkova to reach her first Australian Open semifinal since 2010.
Day 10 preview: Old foes, new faces

Day 10 preview: Old foes, new faces

Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport had a long rivalry at the height of their careers; at 34, can Venus stop the Melbourne run of Davenport-coached teen Madison Keys?
Serena has Muguruza in a spin

Serena has Muguruza in a spin

No.1 seed Serena Williams listens to fan's advice as she fights back to beat her French Open conqueror, Spain's Garbine Muguruza, 2-6 6-3 6-2 to reach the AO quarterfinals.
Day 8 preview: Flying the flag

Day 8 preview: Flying the flag

Monday may be Australia Day, but a host of Americans from different generations will look to keep the Stars and Stripes fluttering in the women’s draw.
Open season: Right on target

Open season: Right on target

Lost dogs, mystery husbands, Goran up to his usual mischief and Genie’s honest answers – Alix Ramsay wraps up Day 7 from Melbourne Park.
Is Serena the greatest female tennis player ever?

Is Serena the greatest female tennis player ever?

Serena Williams is hailed by many as the greatest player of her era, but almost 16 years after her first Grand Slam singles title, is she the best ever?
Serena survives slow start

Serena survives slow start

Serena Williams lost the first set against Elina Svitolina before cranking into gear to win 4-6 6-2 6-0, but can she afford to be so slow out of the blocks again?
Day 6 preview: Keys packs a punch

Day 6 preview: Keys packs a punch

Madison Keys has a power-laden game; on the bright stage of Saturday night at Australian Open 2015, the young American will need to be at her free-swinging best to oust Petra Kvitova.
Serena flicks the switch

Serena flicks the switch

Fighting to save three set points on Thursday, women’s top seed Serena Williams clicked into gear and won the next 10 games to oust Russian Vera Zvonareva.
Day 4 preview: Friends become foes

Day 4 preview: Friends become foes

Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka are firm friends off the court, but it’s a friendship that will take a temporary back seat when they clash for a place in the third round on Thursday.
Serena as imposing as ever

Serena as imposing as ever

Serena Williams made a statement with her outfit and her play on Tuesday night, cruising into the second round of Australian Open 2015 for the loss of just four games.
Day 2 preview: New year, fresh start

Day 2 preview: New year, fresh start

Last year was the high point of Stan Wawrinka’s career, but the reigning Melbourne champion is ready to look forward.
Stan plays it cool as all eyes turn to Melbourne

Stan plays it cool as all eyes turn to Melbourne

The talking is over and Melbourne Park is ready for 14 days of sizzling tennis action. Everything is set fair. Now bring it on.
Serena's sixth sense

Serena's sixth sense

Serena Williams is hot favourite to win her sixth AO women's singles title but she insists she's not thinking beyond first-round opponent Alison Van Uytvanck.
Draw revealed for AO 2015

Draw revealed for AO 2015

Reigning champions Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka were in attendance as the draw for Australian Open 2015 was released at Melbourne Park on Friday morning.
Women's draw: Azarenka adds to intrigue

Women's draw: Azarenka adds to intrigue

Serena Williams is the woman to beat, but the first-round meeting between Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens leaps out of the draw.
The Social Post: East to west coast

The Social Post: East to west coast

The stars have never been busier on social media. Keep tabs on what they are doing and saying in our Emirates AO series updates.
REWIND: Best women’s finals at the AO

REWIND: Best women’s finals at the AO

Rivalries, dynasties and fairy tales – the very best drama takes centre stage in the Grand Slam finals, and the Australian Open has seen its fair share over the decades. Here are five of our favourite women’s finals.
Emirates Australian Open Series round up

Emirates Australian Open Series round up

The 2015 tennis season has struck with characteristic turbulence as some big names flounder, and others claim their territory.
Serena Williams
Country:
United States of America
Birth Date:
26 September 1981
Birth Place:
Saginaw, MI
Residence:
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA
Height:
1.75 metres (5 ft. 9 in.)
Weight:
70.5 kilos (155 lbs.)
Plays:
Right
Rankings
1
Singles
125
Doubles

Tournament Info

Australian Opens Played:
15
Events Entered:
Women's Singles
Best Singles Performance:
Winner (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015)
Best Doubles Performance:
Winner (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)

Player Overview

Year turned pro:
1995
Career matches won:
682
Career matches lost:
116
Year to date matches won:
7
Current 52 week rank for singles:
1
Current 52 week rank for doubles:
125
High rank for singles:
1
High rank for doubles:
1
Career Prize Money:
$66,211,528 USD
Year to date prize money for singles:
$2,710,749 USD

Grand Slam Singles Results

YearAustralian OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
19982ND4TH3RD3RD
19993RD3RD-WON
20004TH-SFQF
2001QFQFQFRUP
2002-WONWONWON
2003WONSFWON-
2004-QFRUPQF
2005WON-3RD4TH
20063RD--4TH
2007WONQFQFQF
2008QF3RDRUPWON
2009WONQFWONSF
2010WONQFWON-
2011--4THRUP
20124TH1STWONWON
2013QFWON4THWON
20144TH2ND3RDWON
2015WON---

Grand Slam Doubles Results

YearAustralian OpenRoland GarrosWimbledonUS Open
1997---1ST
19983RD-1ST-
1999SFWON-WON
2000--WONSF
2001WON-3RD3RD
2002--WON-
2003WON-3RD-
2007--2ND-
2008QF-WON-
2009WON3RDWONWON
2010WONWONQF-
2012--WON3RD
2013QF1ST-SF
2014--2NDQF

Legend

WON = Champion
RUP = Runner Up
SF = Semi Finalist
QF = Quarter Finalist
4TH = Lost in Fourth Round
3RD = Lost in Third Round
2ND = Lost in Second Round
1ST = Lost in First Round
Bio information courtesy of the WTA TOUR
Rod Laver Arena - Women's Singles - Final
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2
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0
Margaret Court Arena - Women's Singles - Round 1
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1
2
3
4
5
S.Williams USA (1)
 
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