Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova to Square-Off in Australian Open Final

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 | 0

The stage for the women’s title-clash is all set: two of the world’s top-ranked players – Serena Williams and Maia Sharapova – are scheduled to lock horns in the ultimate battle of the Australian Open 2015. The duo overcame their respective semifinal opponents in straight-sets on Wednesday to move a step closer to the coveted title Down Under.

No.1 seed Serena Williams shrugged off little resistance from fellow American Madison Keys, who was enjoying her maiden semifinal appearance at a major, before a 7-6 6-2 loss clamped her hopes on springing another surprise. With this win, the American powerhouse has secured her top ranking irrespective of the final result.

Meanwhile, No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova pulled off a 6-3 6-2 conquest of countrywoman Ekaterina Makarova in a dominating fashion. The fancied Russian won 81 per cent of her first-serve points and scored 23 winners against 11 off her opponent to clinch a serene win at the infamous Rod Laver Arena.

Ahead of the title-clash, Serena lead the head-to-head record by 16-2 against Sharapova.

(Image courtesy: NDTV Sports)


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