This is her third Australian Open title, having won in 2003 and
2005. She now has eight grand slam titles.
Williams entered this event ranked 81st in the world after an
injury-plagued 2006. But she served notice that her power game is
back for 2007. Williams needed just an hour, three minutes to win.
She served six aces and only lost three games during the brief
match. This was the third worst loss of Sharapova's career.
It will be Fernando Gonzalez against Roger Federer in the
Australian Open men's final. The tenth-seeded Gonzales dominated
Germany's Tommy Haas 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 to earn a date with the
number-one ranked Federer. The men's title is early Sunday morning