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Too easy for Williams

Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets to claim the Australian Open women's title today for the third time. Williams made it look so easy rattling Sharapova with her power game and speed and in a way making mockery of Sharapova's world number 1 ranking.

I expected the final to be tight and expected Sharapova to have the upper hand but she had no answer to Williams game plan. The match took just one hour and two minutes.

To Williams advantage was the fact that she had nothing to lose in this match being unseeded in the tournament and ranked 81 whereas Sharapova is now the world number 1 and the expectation was for her to play like one but she just couldn't do it.

Meanwhile in the men's final tomorrow it will be Roger Federer against Fernando Gonzalez. I don't see this as being a one-sided final like the women's because Gonzalez is playing nearly as good as Federer especially in the last three matches against the trio of James Blake, Rafael Nadal and Tommy Haas.

Federer will have lots of experience on his side and has the winning mentality and that could switch the match in his favour.

I hope Serena will maintain the momentum and go on to win a few more Grand Slams!

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