2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Tennis-Williams beats Sharapova to win Australian Open title
MELBOURNE, Jan 31 (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)
- Dominant Serena beats Sharapova at Australian Open for 19th Slam
Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday, consolidating her place among the game's legends. The 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) triumph means the American world number one overtakes 18-time major champions Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to go clear second on the all-time Open-era Grand Slam winners' list, three behind Steffi Graf.
- Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title