Saturday Jan 26, 2008
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Maria Sharapova has won the
Australian Open without losing a set. She captured her third Grand
Slam title with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Ana Ivanovic.
The fifth-seeded Sharapova was back in a major final for the
first time since her loss to Serena Williams in last year's
The 20-year-old Russian star was aggressive from the start. She
controlled the important points against a Serbian player for the
second consecutive match.
Sharapova beat third-seed Jelena Jankovic in the semifinals after ending top-ranked Justine
Henin's 32-match winning streak in the quarterfinals.
Ivanovic is 0-and-2 in Grand Slam finals.
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