Serena Williams d Maria Sharapova 6-3 7-6(5)
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.
Maria Sharapova wins her all-Russian semifinal against Ekaterina Makarova to reach her fourth Australian Open final with a 6-3 6-2 victory.
Maria Sharapova d Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 6-2.
Maria Sharapova d Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-2.
Maria Sharapova d Peng Shuai 6-3 6-0.
Women's No.2 seed Maria Sharapova makes light work of Zarina Diyas, winning their Friday night round three encounter 6-1 6-1 in just 61 minutes.
Maria Sharapova d Zarina Diyas 6-1 6-1
Maria Sharapova d Alexandra Panova 6-1 4-6 7-5
Women's No.2 seed saves two match points on her way to a dramatic victory against qualifier Alexandra Panova.
Maria Sharapova d Petra Martic 6-4 6-1
Maria Sharapova pre-tournament interview
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.
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.
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 Analyst Craig O’Shannessy looks at how an extraordinary serving performance by Serena Williams laid the foundation for her sixth Melbourne title.
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.
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.
Los Angeles, November 2004: the last time Maria Sharapova beat Serena Williams in a match. It was a very different world back then …
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.
Not even a record of 15 successive defeats will deter Maria Sharapova from believing she can beat Serena Williams for the first time in a decade in Saturday's AO women's final.
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?
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 ...
Eugenie Bouchard has many qualities which have propelled her up the world rankings. But she has yet to find a way to crack the code of beating the top players when it matters.
Maria Sharapova's comprehensive victory against Eugenie Bouchard revealed a gulf in class between two players who often invite comparisons.
No.2 seed Maria Sharapova reaches her seventh AO semifinal with a comprehensive 6-3 6-2 victory against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard. And the secret is hard work.
In his final major as a teenager, Nick Kyrgios has ridden a wave of emotion to the quarterfinals - where an older, wiser Andy Murray awaits.
Lost dogs, mystery husbands, Goran up to his usual mischief and Genie’s honest answers – Alix Ramsay wraps up Day 7 from Melbourne Park.
The tentative Maria Sharapova of the early rounds disappears as the Russian eclipses China's Peng Shuai in a comprehensive 6-3 6-0 victory.
Roger Federer’s departure left a hole in the bottom half of the Melbourne Park draw; is it one Andy Murray can exploit by downing his Wimbledon 2014 conqueror Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday?
Two days after fraught second-round escapes, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova will be hoping to resume normal service on Friday in Melbourne.
Alix Ramsay looks back at Day 3 of Australian Open 2015, where big names barely made it through, and small talk (briefly) silenced the press.
AO Analyst Craig O’Shannessy looks at the critical point that gave Maria Sharapova a sniff of victory in her second-round escape against Alexandra Panova on Wednesday.
It’s been seven long years since Maria Sharapova lifted the women’s singles trophy in Melbourne; is this the year that drought finally ends?
Maria Sharapova knows all too well that the first round in Melbourne can be fraught with danger, meaning she was happy to advance past Petra Martic on Monday night.
The talking is over and Melbourne Park is ready for 14 days of sizzling tennis action. Everything is set fair. Now bring it on.
His age may be creeping up, but Roger Federer’s appetite for adding to his glittering CV remains unsated.
After winning her first tournament of the year in Brisbane, Maria Sharapova has her sights set on another Melbourne title to add to her 2008 success.
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.
Serena Williams is the woman to beat, but the first-round meeting between Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens leaps out of the draw.
Fashion is always a top talking point at the Slams and what better time to reflect on the best-dressed players on the field at Australian Opens past ... but not forgotten.
The 2015 tennis season has struck with characteristic turbulence as some big names flounder, and others claim their territory.