trophy watch: sharapova wins the australian open title

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Maria Sharapova in her second try at the finals, finally took home the most dressed down of the Grand Slam prizes (look at those cute blue bows!) — the silver Austalian Open trophy. She took out Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-3, and didn’t lose a set during the entire tournament. The Serbian, who also lost in the finals of Roland Garros last year, rises to No. 2 in the rankings after Melbourne. Not a bad achievement, so she shouldn’t be too disappointed. Sharapova is currently ranked fifth.

I know all eyes are on the various Fed Cup ties right now; Sharapova, for example, is finally representing Russia against Israel. More on that later.

For now, watch Sharapova’s classy and touching speech. And browse a few photos, including Yuri Sharapov opting to leave his assassin hoodie at home and wearing all white instead. We also found a picture with Maria’s Nike shoes (the soles are pink — cute), and of course Ana, with her Edge dress from adidas, was one of the best-dressed players of the fortnight. See them after the cut…

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(photos by Getty Images)

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