Australian Open 2015 is now into the finals and in women’s singles Serena Williams will be facing Maria Sharapova in the final match on 31st January at Melbourne. This match is going to be between world’s top two women’s tennis players as Serena and Sharapova are at the top of 2 WTA women’s ranking currently.
Maria Sharapova will be looking to win the final and get on the top of WTA rankings. As per reports if Maria beats Serena in the Aus open final, Maria will replace Serena in the world women’s tennis rankings.
Russian Maria Sharapova qualified for the final by defeating Ekaterina Makarova in the semi-final by 6-3, 6-2 whereas American Serena Williams fought enough in the semifinal against Madison Keys to seal berth in the final. Serena beat Madison by 7-6(5) and 6-2.
Both Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are star players for their respective countries. So we can expect some great tennis on Saturday. But whenever these two face each other it seems like it is one sided show as Serena always dominate against Sharapova.
Serena Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova 16 times in the previous 18 meetings. Only two times Maria got success to beat Serena.
Head to Head
Serena Williams 16:2 Maria Sharapova
From the past record it is easily predicted that Serena will win 2015 Australian open final. But but but… anything can be happened on the match day as Maria Sharapova is not less than anybody in the world. She can also win.
Just before the final both players said something against each other. Let’s find out what Serena and Sharapova had to say before facing each other in final.
Williams said, “I think she’s been a wonderful player in this era. She’s so consistent. She just always wants to get better. It’s going to be important for me to get off to a good start, I think. With that being said, if not, I’m going to be ready to fight.”
Sharapova said, “It’s been a really difficult match-up for me, but I am a competitor. I will go out and I will do everything I can to try to change that result around.”
“I think my confidence should be pretty high going into a final of a Grand Slam, no matter who I’m facing and whether I’ve had a terrible record. It doesn’t matter. I got there for a reason. I belong in that spot. I will do everything I can to get the title,” she added.
So what do you say, who will win Australian Open 2015? Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams?