A 15-match losing streak means one thing: It's time for a change. From silencing her grunts to changing her outfit, here are a few ideas that could help Maria Sharapova beat Serena Williams in Saturday's Australian Open final.
American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women's doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China's Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5) in Friday's final.
No need to call your accountant. Or to ask your neighborhood mathematician to crunch the numbers. A quick glance at these stats will tell you all you need to know about the Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova head-to-head series.
Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes early, and needed nine match points before beating Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against second-seeded Maria Sharapova.
After overcoming a thigh injury and rallying to beat Venus Williams in an Australian Open quarterfinal, American Madison Keys has a chance to become the eighth woman to beat both Williams sisters in a tournament, when she plays Serena in the semis.