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Serena makes history by clinching Australian Open title

January 31, 2015 17:05 IST

Following Serena Williams's 19th Grand Slam title, here is the list of Australian Open women's singles champions since the event began in 1922 (Australian unless stated):

Serena Williams of the United States holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the Australian Open women's final against Maria Sharapova of Russia on Saturday

Serena Williams of the United States holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the Australian Open women's final against Maria Sharapova of Russia on Saturday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

2015 Serena Williams (US) bt Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-3, 7-6(5)

2014 Li Na (China) bt Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 7-6(3), 6-0

2013 Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) bt Li 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

2012 Azarenka bt Sharapova 6-3, 6-0

2011 Kim Clijsters (Belgium) bt Li 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

2010 Williams bt Justine Henin (Belgium) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

2009 Williams bt Dinara Safina (Russia) 6-0, 6-3

2008 Sharapova bt Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 7-5, 6-3

2007 Williams bt Sharapova 6-1, 6-2

2006 Amelie Mauresmo (France) bt Henin 6-1, 2-0 (retired)

Martina Hingis of Switzerland celebrates during the Australian Open at Melbourne Park in 1998 

Martina Hingis of Switzerland celebrates during the Australian Open at Melbourne Park in 1998. Photograph: Gary M. Prior/Allsport/Getty Imagess

2005 Williams bt Lindsay Davenport (US) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

2004 Henin bt Clijsters 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

2003 Williams bt Venus Williams (US) 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4

2002 Jennifer Capriati (US) bt Martina Hingis (Switzerland) 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-2

2001 Capriati bt Hingis 6-4, 6-3

2000 Davenport bt Hingis 6-1, 7-5

1999 Hingis bt Mauresmo 6-2, 6-3

1998 Hingis bt Conchita Martinez (Spain) 6-3, 6-3

1997 Hingis bt Mary Pierce (France) 6-2, 6-2

1996 Monica Seles (US) bt Anke Huber (Germany) 6-4, 6-1

1995 Pierce bt Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (Spain) 6-3, 6-2

1994 Steffi Graf (Germany) bt Sanchez Vicario 6-0, 6-2

1993 Seles (Yugoslavia) bt Graf 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

1992 Seles bt Mary Joe Fernandez (US) 6-3, 6-4

1991 Seles bt Jana Novotna (Czechoslavakia) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Steffi Graf of Germany raises the trophy after winning the Australian Open at Flinders Park 1988, in Melbourne

Steffi Graf of Germany raises the trophy after winning the Australian Open at Flinders Park 1988, in Melbourne. Photograph: Getty Images

1990 Graf bt Fernandez 6-3, 6-4

1989 Graf bt Helena Sukova (Czechoslavakia) 6-4 6-4

1988 Graf bt Chris Evert (US) 6-4, 6-4

1987 Hana Mandlikova (Czechoslavakia) bt Martina Navratilova (US) 7-5, 7-6(1)

1986 no competition

1985 Navratilova bt Evert 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

1984 Evert bt Sukova 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-3

1983 Navratilova bt Kathy Jordan (US) 6-2, 7-6(5)

1982 Evert bt Navratilova 6-3 2-6 6-3

1981 Navratilova bt Evert 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-5

Margaret Court (nee Smith) of Australia in action during a tennis match 

Margaret Court (nee Smith) of Australia in action during a tennis match. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

1980 Mandlikova bt Wendy Turnbull 6-0, 7-5

1979 Barbara Jordan (US) bt Sharon Walsh (US) 6-3, 6-3

1978 Chris O'Neil bt Betsy Nagelsen 6-3, 7-6(3)

1977 (Dec) Evonne Goolagong Cawley bt Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-3, 6-0

1977 (Jan) Kerry Melville Reid bt Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 7-5, 6-2

1976 Goolagong Cawley bt Renata Tomanova (Czechoslavakia) 6-2, 6-2

1975 Goolagong Cawley bt Navratilova (Czechoslavakia) 6-3, 6-2

1974 Goolagona Cawley bt Evert 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-0

1973 Margaret Court bt Goolagong Cawley 6-4, 7-5

1972 Virgina Wade (Britain) bt Goolagong Cawley 6-4, 6-4

1971 Court bt Goolagong Cawley 2-6, 7-6(0), 7-5

1970 Court bt Melville Reid 6-1, 6-3

1969 Court bt Billie Jean King (US) 6-4, 6-1

1968 King bt Court 6-1, 6-2

1967 Nancy Richey (US) bt Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-1, 6-4

1966 Court bt Richey (walkover)

1965 Court bt Maria Bueno (Brazil) 5-7, 6-4, 5-2 (retired)

1964 Court bt Turner Bowrey 6-3, 6-2

1963 Court bt Jan Lehane O'Neill 6-2, 6-2

1962 Court bt Lehane O'Neill 6-0, 6-2

1961 Court bt Lehane O'Neill 6-1, 6-4

1960 Court bt Lehane O'Neill 7-5, 6-2

1959 Mary Carter Reitano bt Renee Schuurman Haygarth (South Africa) 6-2, 6-3

1958 Angela Mortimer Barrett (Britain) bt Lorraine Coghlan Robinson 6-2, 6-4

1957 Shirley Fry Irvin (US) bt Althea Gibson (US) 6-3, 6-4

1956 Carter Reitano bt Thelma Coyne Long (US) 3-6, 6-2, 9-7

1955 Beryl Penrose Collier bt Coyne Long 6-4, 6-3

1954 Coyne Long bt Jenny Staley 6-3, 6-4

1953 Maureen Connolly Brinker (US) bt Julia Sampson Hayward (US) 6-3, 6-2

1952 Coyne Long bt Helen Angwin 6-2, 6-3

1951 Nancye Wynne Bolton bt Coyne Long 6-1, 7-5

1950 Louise Brough (US) bt Doris Hart (US) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

1949 Hart bt Wynne Bolton 6-4, 6-4,

1948 Wynne Bolton bt Marie Toomey 6-2, 6-1

1947 Wynne Bolton bt Nell Hall Hopman 6-3, 6-2

1946 Wynne Bolton bt Joyce Fitch 6-4, 6-4

1941-45 No competition

1940 Wynne Bolton bt Coyne Long 5-7, 6-4, 6-0

1939 Emily Hood Westacott bt Hall Hopman 6-1, 6-2

1938 Dorothy Cheney (US) bt Dorothy Stevenson 6-3, 6-2

1937 Wynne Bolton by Hood Westacott 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

1936 Joan Hartigan bt Wynne Bolton 6-4, 6-4

1935 Dorothy Round Little (Britain) Nancy Lyle Glover 1-6, 6-1, 6-3

1934 Hartigan bt Margaret Molesworth 6-1, 6-4

1933 Hartigan bt Coral Buttsworth 6-4, 6-3

1932 Buttsworth bt Kathleen Le Messurier 9-7, 6-4

1931 Buttsworth bt Marjorie Cox Crawford 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

1930 Daphne Akhurst Cozens bt Sylvia Lance Harper 10-8, 2-6, 7-5

1929 Akhurst Cozens bt Louise Bickerton 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

1928 Akhurst Cozens bt Esna Boyd Robertson 7-5, 6-2

1927 Boyd Robertson bt Lance Harper 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

1926 Akhurst Cozens bt Boyd Robertson 6-1, 6-3

1925 Akhurst Cozens bt Boyd Robertson 1-6, 8-6, 6-4

1924 Lance Harper bt Boyd Robertson 6-3, 3-6, 8-6

1923 Margaret Molesworth bt Boyd Robertson 6-1, 7-5

1922 Molesworth bt Boyd Robertson 6-3, 10-8

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